|Latin Name:||Melaleuca quinquenervia|
Description: Like Tea Tree, Niaouli comes from the Melaleuca family, and is as equally fresh and clean in scent, though less smoky and a touch more sweet.
The uses of Niaouli are quite ranged, but focus on its core antiviral/ antiseptic/bactericidal properties. In skincare its used for acne, boils, burns, infections, insect bites, cuts, oily skin, wrinkles, and as a tissue firming agent.
It positively impacts the respiratory system, and can be used to address issues such as asthma, respiratory based allergies, cough, chronic bronchitis, sinusitis, sore throats, laryngitis and tonsillitis. Niaouli may also be used to treat other physical ailments and complaints such as muscular aches/pains, rheumatism, rheumatoid arthritis, hemorrhoids, poor circulation, thread & varicose veins, cold, flu, fever, (some) viral infections, measles, ulcers, urinary tract infections, measles, mumps, tetanus, (some) auto-immune issues, and genital herpes. It is also thought to increase antibodies.
Given its broad range of physical uses, the mental and spiritual attributes of Niaouli are actually quite limited. It is mostly used for to ease nervous depression, promote concentration, clear the mind. It is said to protect against negative, psychic influences, and may be added to any form of protection blends.
Contraindications: Not recommended for children, babies, pets, or during pregnancy. It is suggested the Niaouli stimulates the production of male hormones, and caution should be exercised by those who wish to avoid this effect.
Note: While Niaouli is shown to stimulate the immune system and have powerful healing properties, do keep in mind that it (or any essential oil) should not be treated as a 'cure', or used to replace proper medical treatments.