Niaouli

Melaleuca viridiflora
Botanical name: 
Melaleuca viridiflora

Cleansing and revitalising

Please note: The information below is meant to give a brief outline of how an oil can be applied by a trained aromatherapist.
Please do not use this information as a guide for how to use essential oils at home.

Properties and applications: 
Analgesic - local pain relief
Expectorant - mucous coughs, bronchitis, catarrh
Immune Stimulant - colds, coughs, influenza
Stimulant, Emotional Tonic - frustration, tiredness, debility, chronic stress-related conditions
Antiseptic, Antimicrobial - bacterial, fungal and viral infections
Insect Repellent - mosquito and flea bites, head lice
Family: 
Myrtaceae
Country of origin: 
Madagascar, Australia, French Pacific Islands
Part of plant used: 
Leaves and twigs
Method of extraction: 
Steam distillation
Blends with: 
Woody, citrus and camphoraceous oils for a fresh blend.
Chemical character: 
Oxide type
Safety information: 
No known contra-indications.
Odour profile: 
Cleansing and fresh with a floral sweetness.
Plant description: 
An evergreen tree with pointed strong smelling leaves and strong roots. Known as the 'bottle brush' tree for its distinctive flowers.
Historical use: 
Local people in Gomen believe the fallen leaves help to disinfect the air and protect against malaria.

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