Niaouli Essential Oil
Plant/Part - Tree/Leaves and shoots
Latin Name - Melaleuca Viridiflora
Note - Top
Extraction - Distillation
Slightly sweet aroma, clear and penetrating.
Niaouli is a large tree that grows predominantly in Australia and is recognisable by its bushy foliage and yellow flowers. The healthy air and absence of Malaria both in Australia and in New Caledonia (a South Sea Island) is often attributed to the presence of this tree as the falling leaves cover the ground and act as a strong disinfectant.
Niaouli has a long history of use probably attributed to its pronounced effect on bacteria. It acquired its botanical name in 1788 during Captain Cook's voyage to Australia. The French also found a use for Niaouli in their hospital obstetric wards, valuing it as a strong antiseptic. This oil can be used instead of Eucalyptus in the treatment of coughs and is a popular ingredient in many pharmaceutical preparations such as toothpaste and mouth sprays.
It is generally stimulating and reviving. It will help to clear the head and may aid concentration.
It works as a tissue stimulant promoting circulation and helping to fight infections by increasing white blood cell production, thereby increasing antibodies and assisting in the strengthening of the immune system. It is effective on the respiratory system including chest infections, bronchitis, tuberculosis, flu, pneumonia, whooping cough, asthma, sinusitis, catarrh, and laryngitis. It also has a tonic effect on the intestines and may be effective against enteritis, dysentery, internal parasites, and urinary infections. Its pain-relieving properties also help with rheumatism and neuralgia.
Effect on skin
It firms the skin, aids healing, and may be helpful with skin conditions such as acne, boils, ulcers, burns, and cuts.
Fennel, Juniperberry, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Lime, Orange, Peppermint, Rosemary, Scots Pine, Tangerine.
Essential Oils to Avoid
Diabetes – Eucalyptus, Geranium, Lemon
Epilepsy – Eucalyptus, Fennel, Rosemary, Sage
High Blood Pressure – Rosemary
Pregnancy – Basil, Birch, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Cypress, Geranium, Jasmine, Juniper, Marjoram, Myrrh, Peppermint, Rosemary, Turmeric
Avoid all essential oils during the first three months of pregnancy.
Avoid Frankincense and Turmeric if taking blood-thinning medication.
Skin Sensitivity – Black pepper, Citronella, Clove, Ginger, Lemon, Lemongrass, Orange, Peppermint and Turmeric
Photosensitising Oils – Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, Orange, Mandarin, and Tangerine - They react to ultraviolet light making the skin more sensitive.
This oil is considered safe for pets if used correctly.