29 April, 2022

The essential oil of Niaouli offers by its presence: Openness, spiritual support, mental concentration, personal confidence, receptivity to the new

Botanical name : Melaleuca quinquenervia

Family : Myrtaceae

Plant/part : leaves

Extraction : steam distillation of leaves

Habitat : it is native to the southeast coast of Australia, up to Sydney, New Caledonia (on the west coast and in the north of the Territory) and New Guinea. Niaouli has been introduced to French Guiana, East Africa (Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania), Egypt, Cameroon, Benin, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia and Madagascar.

Botanical description

The niaouli is a tree usually of medium size (from 4 to 12 m) but can reach 25 m. It often has a tortuous, rarely straight silhouette. The trunk is covered by a whitish bark, more than a centimeter thick, fluffy but laminated in numerous layers that detach in wide strips. The young twigs are densely silky and the young leaves whitish, hairy and shiny.

Like most species of the genus Melaleuca, niaouli is characterized by persistent, fragrant leaves, placed on a vertical plane. The leaves are lanceolate to oblanceolate, leathery, 5 to 9 cm long, 0.6 to 2.4 cm wide. They are crossed by 5 parallel ribs.

The terminal inflorescences are false spikes, 4 to 8 cm long and about 3 cm wide. The flowers are usually white or creamy white (rarely yellow) and are grouped into groups of three. Each has 5 free sepals, 5 petals (with linear and elliptical glands) and numerous stamens (from 30 to 40, grouped into 6-9 bundles).

In New Caledonia, flowering and fruiting are spread throughout the year, depending on weather conditions. The flowers are pollinated by bees, birds (particularly parakeets) and fruit bats.

The fruits are small capsules, cup-shaped, glabrous, containing thousands of seeds.

What Niaouli contains


  • Monoterpenes (17%): a-y (3-pinene (7.5% and 3%), a-phellandrene (tr.),a-e and-terpinenos, limonene (4-8%)
  • Sesquiterpenes: (3-caryophyllene (2%), aromadendene, allo-aroma-dendrene, viridiflorene, O-cadinene
  • Monoterpenoles: linalol, terpinene-1-01-4 (2%), (-)-a-terpineol (9-14%)
  • Sesquiterpénols: (-)-globulol, (+)- viridiflorol (6-15%) nerolidol (1-7%)
  • Terp oxides. : 1,8-cineole (38-58%), epoxy caryophyllene II
  • Aldehydes aliph.: isovalerald., benzald. (tr.-0.8%)

Combinations with Niaouli


Camphor – juniper berry – bergamot – cypress – coriander – eucalyptus – geranium – lavender – lemon – mandarin – Roman chamomile – marjoram – melaleuca – mint – myrtle – orange – palmarosa – pine – rosemary – sage – vetiver

Properties of Niaouli


  • Acts on the pituitary-ovarian axis, similar to estrogen and pituitary-testicular
  • Decongests the veins
  • Destroys bacteria, parasitic fungi, viruses
  • Fight aging
  • Helps expectorate
  • Protects the skin before radiation therapy
  • Reduces fever
  • Regenerates cells
  • Releases tensions
  • Relieves the mind
  • Revitalizes tired skin
  • Stimulates hepatocytes
  • Tones the veins

Indications for Niaouli



  • Aerophagy
  • Arteritis
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Bladder infection, respiratory
  • Blepharitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Cardiovascular problems
  • Catarrh
  • Cervical dysplasia
  • Chickenpox
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colds
  • Condyloma acuminate
  • Coronadites
  • Diarrhea
  • Dry cough
  • Endocarditis
  • Fibroids
  • Gastric and duodenal ulcers
  • Gastritis
  • Hemogliasis
  • Hemorrhagic hemorrhoids
  • Herpes
  • Inflammations
  • Influenza
  • Leukorrhea vaginitis
  • Muscle and joint pain, head
  • Non-hormone-dependent breast cancer, rectal
  • Otitis
  • Prostatitis
  • Rheumatism
  • Rheumatoid polyarthritis
  • Rhinitis
  • Rhinopharyngitis
  • Sinusitis
  • Tired legs
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tumors
  • Urethritis
  • Varicose veins
  • Viral enteritis, hepatitis
  • Vulvovaginitis
  • Weak immune system



  • Acne
  • Bites by all kinds of insects
  • Boils
  • Cutaneous mycosis
  • Dermatitis
  • Herpes
  • Mature skin, tired and dull
  • Over-infected wounds
  • Psoriasis
  • Scar
  • Sunburn

Emotional psychic


  • Anxiety
  • Claustrophobia
  • Constant coexistence with toxic environment
  • Emotional burdens
  • Frustration
  • Lack of emotional control
  • Mental and emotional instability, confusion, dispersion
  • Negative influences
  • Nervous and mental asthenia, depression
  • Panic attacks

Methods of use


Add 2-3 drops to the favorite liquid detergent, if we want to combat bad odors.

Apply a few drops directly on wool balls for dryer, if we want to add a refreshing aroma to clothes, sheets and towels.

Combine it with citrus essential oils such as, 1/2 cup of vinegar and 3 tablespoons of baking soda to make a multi-purpose cleansing spray.

Apply it in the diffuser if we want to refresh the place.

Mix it with baking soda and sprinkle it on shoes and also toes.

Precautions with Niaouli


First, it should not be given in women with breast, ovarian, or uterine cancer. Neither in pregnant women, nor in children under 6 years of age.

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