Melaleuca (tea tree) is one of the most popular essential oils, and for good reason. It has countless uses for skin care and to support various body systems. although Melaleuca Used in Australia for centuries, little is known about its biological activity. However, that is changing thanks to the work of doTERRA scientists. doTERRA scientists recently published a study in the journal Cogent Biology on Melaleuca oil in human skin cells.
What makes doTERRA's research so new and unique? First, it is one of the few studies to assess the impact of Melaleucaoil on human skin cells test. This means that the study is relevant for how Melaleuca most commonly used: topically on human skin. Second, this is believed to be the first study ever to examine the influence of Melaleuca for general gene expression in humans. In other words, this study is one of the first to truly examine the influence of Melaleuca on the ongoing processes that take place within human cells.
Imagine the human cell as a factory with several workers, most of which are proteins, which ensure its proper functioning. The level of these proteins can often indicate how the cell is functioning. Genes are the building blocks of cells and are essential for the production of proteins. To learn how Melaleuca affects the processes and functions of human cells, doTERRA scientists have explored the impact of Melaleuca measured on the levels of cellular proteins and the expression of various genes.
So what does this mean? In short, the study shows that Melaleuca robustly impacts our genes and the proteins that make up our cellular make-up. The findings suggest that Melaleuca influences various processes and functions in human cells, including tissue renewal and metabolism. The potential for future research and utility models is exciting.