Tea Tree: The Genus Melaleuca

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Ian Southwell, Robert Lowe
CRC Press, Mar 25, 1999 - Health & Fitness - 274 pages
An up-to-date review of this popular medicinal plant genus, this book will be of interest to all those concerned with the study and use of medicinal plants and provides a comprehensive and contemporary overview of the status of tea tree.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Behind the Names The Botany of Tea Tree Cajuput and Niaouli
11
Tea Tree Constituents
29
Cultivation of Tea Tree
63
Weed Management in Tea Tree Plantations
81
Insect Pests of Tea Tree Can Plantation Pests be Managed?
97
Biomass and Oil Production of Tea Tree
109
Tea Tree Breeding
135
Toxicology of Tea Tree Oil
191
Tea Tree Oil in Cosmeceuticals From Head to Toe
203
Formulating for Effect
207
Tea Tree Oil Marketing Trends
213
Cajuput Oil
221
Melaleuca Quinquenervia Cavanilles ST Blake Niaouli
237
Potentially Commercial Melaleucas
247
Index
275

Tea Tree Oil Distillation
155
Biological Activity of Tea Tree Oil
169

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About the author (1999)

Ian Southwell, born at Cowra, NSW, Australia, graduated in Science with Honours (1967) and Masters (1972) degrees from the University of Sydney. He joined the Essential Oil group at the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (1968). In 1982 he obtained his PhD from the University of Manchester, UK, for studies in terpene synthesis. After a brief time in alkaloid synthesis at Indiana University, Bloomington, USA, he returned to Australia to lead the Essential Oi1 Unit at NSW Agriculture's Wollongbar Agricultural Institute where he is now Principal Research Scientist. He has published prolifically on essential oil bearing species in relation to chemical structure, bioactivity, irritancy, chemical ecology and essential oil production, has completed several short term UNIDO assignments and is a Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, a member of the New York Academy of Sciences and currently Chairman of Standards Australia's Essential Oil Committee.

Robert Lowe, born in Sydney. Australia, is a Technical Officer at NSW Agriculture's Wollongbar Agricultural Institute. He has a background and technical qualifications in analytical chemistry as well as diplomas from the University of Southern Queensland in Asian Studies and Further Education and Training. He has worked in Australian and Indonesian research and university laboratories and, in recent years, has been involved in agronomic and breeding research with tea tree.

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