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NIAOULI
Melaleuca viridiflora

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Bronchitis, feverish diseases, diarrhea, acne, rheumatism, tuberculosis, disorders of the respiratory tract, varicose veins, inflammation of the veins; antiseptic, antibiotic, anti-viral, anti-mycotic, anti-inflammatory, expectorant; to reduce fever, to dissolve mucus, to balance hormone system, to improve immune system, to tighten and protect the skin

Description

Composition :
100% Melaleuca viridiflora oleum - Cineol (50-65 per cent), terpineol, pinene, limonene, citrene, terebenthene, valeric ester, acetic ester, butyric ester

Part used :
Leaves - origin: Australia

Niaouli (Melaleuca viridiflora), also known as Broad-Leaved Paperbark, is a a small tree in the Myrtle family (Myrtaceae), native to woodlands, swamps and streams of monsoonal northern Australia and Papua New Guinea (New Caledonia). Plants distributed in south-eastern Florida in 1900 under the name Melaleuca viridiflora have been subsequently identified as Melaleuca quinquenervia.

The leaves are thick, broadly elliptic, aromatic and 7 – 19 cm (2.75-7.5in) long. Flowers are cream, yellow, yellow-green or occasionally red spikes, 5–10 cm (2-4) long. Fruits are woody capsules containing numerous fine seed. The bark is papery.

The Aborigines have multiple uses for the Noauli tree: the bark is peeled off in layers and used for shelter, bedding, containers, water craft, fish traps and storing and cooking food. In traditional medicine, an infusion from leaves was drunk, inhaled or used for bathing to treat coughs, colds, congestion, headache, fever and influenza.

Tea tree oils like Noaouli, Manuka, Kanuka and Cajeput are not related to tea plants from which black or green tea is made. The name ‚tea tree‘ stems from the Maori and the people from New Zealand who claim that Manuka and Kanuka are the original plants brought there by James Cook. However, tea is also prepared from Niaouli and Cajeput trees and in fact all varieties may be mixed with each other and/or with australian tea tree oil. The effects are similar, but some are somewhat more specific. The essential oil is a ingredient in a ‘natural’ haemorrhoid treatment.

Dosage

Apply (dab) sparingly to afflicted area or take repeatedly one drop diluted in water.

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