22 November 2008

Niaouli Essential Oil has similar appearance and aroma to Eucalyptus. The leaves of the tree are strongly fragrant when crushed, with a strong, slightly sweet, fresh, camphoraceous aroma, considered a 'middle note'. This is a lovely example of Niaouli oil, sweeter than other varieties we've sampled.

Botanical Name
Melaleuca quinquenervia

Origin
Australia

Color
Pale yellow to greenish

Aroma
Fresh, sweet

Extraction Method
Niaouli oil is extracted from the fresh leaves and twigs by steam distillation

Constituents and Chemical Composition
1,8-cineole, y-terpineol, limonene, a-phellandrene, a and b pinene, linalool and piperitone

Therapeutic Properties
Analgesic, anti-rheumatic, antiseptic, bactericidal, balsamic, cicatrisant, decongestant, expectorant, febrifuge, insecticide, stimulant, vermifuge and vulnerary

Uses for Health Benefits (Indications)
  • It is most useful to fight infections such as colds, fevers, flu, chest infections, bronchitis, tuberculosis, pneumonia, whooping cough, asthma, sinusitis, sore throats, catarrh and laryngitis
  • It is also useful against enteritis, dysentery, intestinal parasites, cystitis and urinary infection
  • It is used to relieve the pain of rheumatism and neuralgia
  • As a disinfectant, niaouli oil is valuable for washing wounds to clear ulcers, acne, blemishes, boils, burns, cuts, insect bites
  • Has traditionally been used as an anti-infectious and anti-bacterial
  • Niaouli has been noted as an excellent general immune system booster, and an agent to help one with allergic reactions
  • It's aroma is stimulating and uplifting; it clears the head and may aid in concentration. Niaouli oil is considered an excellent antiseptic for treating pulmonary infections such as bronchitis and sinusitis
Precaution
  • Niaouli oil is considered a safe oil, since it is non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing
  • Always test a small amount first for sensitivity or allergic reaction
  • If pregnant or under a doctor's care, consult a physician
Blend With
Coriander, Fennel, Juniper, Lavender, Lime, Ravensara, Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Pine, and Myrtle

Recipe
  • Diffuse, dilute and apply topically. Add a few drops to a bowl of hot water and inhale - or simply saturate the face - for a purifying steam treatment. Apply to acne with a tissue or cotton swab 2-3 times a day
  • For respiratory problems blends well with Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Pine, Myrtle, and Ravensara (another favorite for respiratory infections)

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