Niaouli (MQV), Wildcrafted
Pure, Therapeutic Niaouli (MQV) essential oil (also known as Paperbark), Wildcrafted
Botanical name : Melaleuca quinquenervia
Extraction method / Source : Steam distillation / leaves and twigs
Aroma : Sweet, camphoraceous
Note classification : Middle Odor Intensity :
Key constituents : Linalool, neridol (Current Certificate of Analysis available upon request)
Shelf Life : 3 years or more if stored in an airtight container away from heat and light.
Plant description : Botanical family : Myrtaceae Niaouli is a tree indigenous to Australia, and is now also grown in Madagascar. It grows to a height of about 75 feet, has papery bark and grows well in swampy areas.
Regions of Production : Australia
Growing Practices : Plants indigenous to the region are harvested from the wild, away from pesticides or chemical fertilizers. Replanting is done yearly to ensure the availability of the species.
Therapeutic Properties : Analgesic, anticatarrhal, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, bactericidal, cicatrizant, decongestant, expectorant, febrifuge, insecticide, stimulant, vermifuge, vulnerary
Uses / Benefits : Beneficial in the treatment of acne, boils, burns, cuts and insect bites. Helps reduce oiliness of the skin. Helps manage respiratory conditions, including catarrh, colds, coughs, sinusitis, laryngitis, whooping cough (pertussis) and sore throat. Helps alleviate enteritis, ulcers and to expel intestinal parasites. Beneficial in reducing cystitis and healing urinary tract infections. Recommended for muscle aches, neuralgia and rheumatism. Improves circulation.
Modes of Administration : Topical : bath, compress, massage, ointments, skin care. Inhalation : direct inhalation, diffuser, oil vaporizer.
Fragrant influences: Stimulating
Safety : Non-toxic, non-irritating, non-sensitizing.
Blends well with : Bergamot, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Lemon, Orange, Tea Tree
History / Fun Facts :
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