Melaleuca quinquenervia also known as broad leaved paper bark or niaouli belongs to myrtaceae family. It grows up to 20 mt. in height, its leaves are grey green in color and oval in shape and flowers are cream or white in color and they bloom in spring or late autumn they are followed by small woody seed pods which contain many tiny seeds which are released annually.
It grows in silty or swampy soil along estuary margins or in swamps. Plants have grown in acid soil of PH as low as 2.5.Tree can live for period of 100 Years. The flowers serve as a rich source of nectar for other organisms. It is often used as a street tree or planted in public parks.
Leaves are very aromatic and Niaouli oil is obtained by steam distillation of fresh leaves & twigs. Niaouli oil is also called Gomenol.
Synonyms: Naiouli oil, Cherry pea tree, Melaleuca viridiflora.
Botanical Name: Melaleuca viridiflora
Part Used: Leaves
Color: Colorless to pale yellow and greenish
Viscosity: Watery in viscosity
Perfumery Note: Sweet & Fresh smell
Shelf Life: Two years
Refractive Density: 1.474-1.494
It is liquid & pale yellow to dark yellow in color, and aroma is strong hot.
The Chemical constituents of Naiouli oil are y-terpineol, 1-8 cineole, Limonene, alpha Phellandrene, alpha & beta pinene, piperitone and Linalool.
Naiouli oil can blends well with Fennel, Juniper, coriander, lavender, pine, lime & Peppermint oil.
USES and BENEFITS:
- It is a strong antiseptic and is recommended by phyto therapists & aroma therapists for urinary system.
- It is used for pulmonary & respiratory problems and colds & flu.
- It is effective against air-borne infections, chest infections, dermatitis, headaches, pneumonia, stiffness, and bites & sore.
- Owing to its properties like analgesics, ant rheumatic, anti septic, balsamic, decongestant, expectorant, insecticide, stimulant etc it is of great therapeutic use.
- Due to its disinfectant & antiseptic properties it is used in cosmetics like lotions, creams, soaps & toothpaste.
- Improves circulation of blood.
- It kills bacteria & inhibits bacterial growth & infections.
- As a cicatrisant it diminishes scar & after marks left by acne, pimple or pox on skin.
- It lowers body temperature during fever.
- It is used in sprays & vaporizer to kill insects.
- It helps wounds to heal faster.
- It kills intestinal worms.
- It tones up the digestive system.
- It cures skin infections.
Veterinary use: It is used for infected wounds & skin irritations in animals especially Dogs.SAFETY & PRECAUTIONS
Eye Contact: If Naiouli oil comes in contact with eye, wash eye with plenty of water till 15 minutes, remove contact lances. If serious condition then call doctor immediately.
Skin Contact: Remove contaminated clothes and footwear if Naiouli oil comes in contact with skin.
Inhalation: If Naiouli oil is inhaled in high conc. Take the person to fresh air, if serious condition then provides artificial respiration call the physician immediatelyTOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Naiouli oil is non toxic, non sensitizing non irritant oil.