Green Valley Aromatherapy

Niaouli

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General Properties

  • analgesic
  • anti-inflammatory
  • antirheumatic
  • antiseptic
  • decongestant
  • expectorant
  • insecticidal
  • stimulant
>Origin: Australia. Steam distilled from the leaves and twigs. Top note. >Origin: Australia. Steam distilled from the leaves and twigs. Top note.

Description

Niaouli is a bush from which the leaves and young twigs are steam distilled to produce an oil that can vary in color from pale to dark yellow. It contains between 50% and 60% cineol, eucalyptol, terpineol, pinene, limonene and various esters. Its main country of origin is Australia.

Niaouli has antiseptic properties and is therefore excellent for cleaning wounds, cuts or grazes, especially if any dirt has gotten into them. Add 5 or 6 drops of Niaouli to 250mls of boiled cool water and rinse wound repeatedly. It is a powerful tissue stimulant and therefore will help healing. Niaouli is not irritating to the skin, when used in suitable dilutions.

Niaouli can be used in massage, as a gargle and even as a vaginal douche for helping to treat cystitis and other urinary tract infections. Because of its tissue stimulation qualities, Niaouli may help with burns.

A little known use for Niaouli is with radiation therapy for cancer. A thin layer may be applied to the skin before each session of cobalt therapy and this may provide some protection to the area being treated to minimize the burning effects on the skin. The tissue stimulating properties are most likely responsible for helping the burns to heal faster.

Specific Cautions

Avoid in the first trimester of pregnancy. Should not be used on children under 2 years of age.

References

Information about this essential oil came from the following sources:

  1. Worwood, Valerie Ann. The Fragrant Pharmacy. (Toronto: Bantam Books, 1990)
  2. Davis, Patricia. Aromatherapy: An A-Z. (United Kingdom: Saffron Walden, 1988)
  3. Tisserand, Robert and Tony Balacs. Essential Oil Safety. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, 1995)

Note and Disclaimer

The information and opinions provided here are for general educational purposes only and do not replace medical advice. It is your responsibility to consult a suitably qualified medical practitioner to ensure that you will not have any medical problems from any of our products.

Product Specifications

Botanical Name: Melaleuca viridiflora
Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled
Appearance: Clear Liquid
Solubility in Oil: Soluble
Solubility in Water: Insoluble
Solubility in Alcohol: Soluble
Safety Information: Please read the safety information associated with this product carefully.
More Information: A MSDS sheet is available for this product.