Niaouli - Melaleuca quinquenervia

It has positive aroma-therapeutic effects as an immune stimulant and also said to be highly effective with relieving respiratory congestion and can be used like its botanical relative Tea tree; having strong antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties.

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County of Origin Madagascar
Botanical Family Myrtaceae
Therapeutic Properties Acne, infections, abrasions, cuts, burns, antifungal, antiseptic, antiviral, asthma, boils, bronchitis, candida, cold, cold sores, coughs, cystitis, fever, flu, herpes, insect bites, muscular aches, oily skin
Approx. Shelf Life 3 - 4 years
Plant Parts Leaves & twigs
Note Classification Middle
Method of Extraction Steam Distilled
Blends well with Bergamot, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Lemon, Tea Tree

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History: Young leaves were bruised in water as a liquid drunk to relieve headaches and colds and during general sickness.Externally is was applied for neuralgia and rheumatism.  In the 1980's, niaouli was added to pharmaceutical syrups for respiratory tract infections and suppositories for vaginal infections.

Characteristics: Camphoraceous, Herbaceous, Earthy, Fresh, Fruity, Sweet, Lemony, Medicinal

Clinical Studies:  Actions supported by clinical studies for antibacterial and antiviral properties.

Indications:  Niaouli can be used for reducing tension headaches and aiding damaged skin from situations of acne, infections, abrasions, cuts and burns. Also good for antifungal, antiseptic, antiviral, asthma, boils, bronchitis, candida, cold, cold sores, coughs, cystitis, fever, flu, herpes, insect bites, muscular aches, oily skin, poor circulation, rheumatism, roundworm, sinusitis, spots, staph infections, ulcers, urinary infection, vaginal irritations, wounds, whooping cough

Mode of Administration: Oil diffusers, potpourri, massage oil, perfume, bath oil, bath salt, bath and shower gels, spa treatment oils and creams, soap, candles

Safety: Non-toxic, non-irritant, and non-sensitizing.

 

References:
Battaglia, S.  The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy; Third Edition The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Australia, 2017
Tisserand R. Young R.  Essential Oil Safety, second edition.  Churchhill Livingstone, UK, 2013
Sheppard-Hanger S. The Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual.  Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy, USA, 2000
Caddy R. Essential Oils in Colour.  Amberwood Publishing, UK, 2005
Lawless J. The encyclopaedia of Essential Oils.  Element Books Limited, GB, 1992
Caddy R. the Essential Blending Guide.  Amberwood Publishing, UK, 2007
Weaver W.W. Sauer’s Herbal Cures.  Routledge, UK, 2001
World Wide Web Encyclopedia Britannica. USA, 2014
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Safety Considerations:
        Do not take essential oils internally.
        Do not apply to eyes, sensitive areas or mucous membranes.
        Do not apply undiluted to skin (for directions on proper dilution refer to an aromatherapy text).
        The information on this website is not intended to diagnose or prescribe.
        Pregnant women, nursing mothers and children should not use essential oils without first consulting a healthcare provider.
        The statements on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA.
        You should not use this information for treating a health problem or disease or to make a self-diagnosis.
        Contact your Health Care provider immediately if you suspect that you have a medical problem.
Information and statements regarding Kelley products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any health condition or disease. 
All information, content and product descriptions contained within this site is for reference purposes and is not intended to substitute advice given by a pharmacist, physician, or other licensed health-care professional. You should not use this information for treating a health problem or disease or to make a self-diagnosis.  
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    It has positive aroma-therapeutic effects as an immune stimulant and also said to be highly effective with relieving respiratory congestion and can be used like its botanical relative Tea tree; having strong antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties.

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