Essential Oil Profile: Niaouli (MVQ)


Latin Name: Melaleuca quinquenervia viridiflora

Family: Myrtaceae

Plant Part: Leaves, twigs

Method: Distillation

Note/Element: Note: Top/Middle. Element: Metal

Functional Group: Terpene, sesquiterpene, alcohol, oxide

Type: Stimulating

Ayurvedic Dosha (Balances): Pitta, Kapha

Scent: Musty, medicinal, sweet, fresh, earthy

For Skin Type: Oily, acne, dull

Cautions: Not during pregnancy, Not with estrogen dependent cancers. Use caution with young children.

Physical Uses: Immune system, colds, flu, cough, cold sores, sore muscles & joints, burns, cuts, insect bites, vaginitis, systitis, hormonal, boils, high blood pressure, urinary infections, rheumatism, asthma, catarrh, poor circulation, mouth wash, rheumatism.

Mental/Emotional: Revitalizing

Other Uses: Radiation burns (protects before and heals after)

Blends Well With: Citrus, Melaleuca genus such as tea tree

Possible Substitutions: Tea tree, Manuka, Rosalina, Cajeput.

News You Can Use: To protect against air-borne infections, make a room spray by mixing 300 ml (1/2 pint) warm water with 5 ml (1 tsp) niaouli in a spray bottle. This is particularly effective sprayed in public places like waiting rooms.


Graf, Katherine:Aroma Studio:Aromatherapy Home Study Certification Advanced Level, 2001-2011.


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