The influence of essential oils on the process of wound healing: a review of the current evidence

J Wound Care. 2007 Jun;16(6):255-7. doi: 10.12968/jowc.2007.16.6.27064.


This paper reports on a literature review of evidence on the influence of essential oils on wound healing and their potential application in clinical practice. It focuses mainly on tea tree, lavender, chamomile, thyme and ocimum oils.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Lavandula
  • Oils, Volatile / pharmacology
  • Oils, Volatile / therapeutic use*
  • Phytotherapy
  • Plant Oils / pharmacology
  • Plant Oils / therapeutic use*
  • Tea Tree Oil / pharmacology
  • Tea Tree Oil / therapeutic use
  • Thymus Plant / chemistry
  • Wound Healing / drug effects*


  • Oils, Volatile
  • Plant Oils
  • Tea Tree Oil
  • lavender oil