Health Benefits and Uses of Niaouli Essential Oil

Health Benefits of Niaouli Essential Oil

Niaouli oil is extracted from the leaves and twigs of a large evergreen tree that is native to Australia called Melaleuca Viridiflora. It is best known for its sweet and fresh scent that makes it a popular choice for perfumes.

Here are some of the uses and benefits of niaouli oil:

Skin Health

Niaouli oil is considered to be a gentler version to tea tree oil and a powerful skin cleanser that is great for sensitive skin. It also has antimicrobial and antiseptic properties that help heal skin infections and wounds.

The anti-bacterial properties of niaouli oil were tested along with other 7 essential oils, and it was found that niaouli essential oil had also a high inhibitory effect especially on Gram positive bacteria1.

In countries such as Australia, niaouli oil is used in many cosmetic products. It contains skin healing and cell regeneration properties that may be more effective at healing scars than some creams. Niaouli oil also has disinfectant and wound healing properties that protect the skin from infections.

Using niaouli oil on your face for long periods of time may help restore a natural and healthy glow as it promotes the growth of new tissues and skin cells. It can also be used to reduce the appearance of stretch marks and marks left by acne.

To use on your skin for scars, stretch marks or for natural enhancement of your natural glow, add a few drops of niaouli oil to a tablespoon of carrier oil such as jojoba oil and gently massage into skin. Or add two drops of niaouli oil to your creams and lotions and apply them to the desired area.

Further reading: Read my other articles about the best essential oils for reducing scars, the best essential oils for acne and the best essential oils for eczema.

Urinary Tract Health

Because of its antiseptic properties, niaouli oil has been used to treat infections in the colon, kidneys, uro-genital tract, intestines and urethra.

To treat urinary tract infection (UTI), mix 10 drops of niaouli oil in 2 tablespoons of carrier oil and add to your bath water and use this water to wash the urethra opening.

Alternatively, you can rub this mixture on the abdominal region and on the area near the bladder. This is very effective in reducing pain associated with UTIs. Do this once daily for several days.

Further reading: Find more natural ways to treat UTI in my article about how to treat urinary tract infection (UTI) naturally.

Natural Pain Relief

When mixed with carrier oil, niaouli oil can help reduce pain and other discomforts by acting like an anesthetic and numbing the nerves and painful parts.

This oil may help reduce joint pain by stimulating the lymphatic system and blood circulation, which helps excrete toxic substances and uric acid in painful joints. This also helps with reducing inflammation, toothaches, migraines, earaches, headaches, and sprains.

To relieve pain, add a few drops of niaouli oil to a carrier oil and rub on painful areas to naturally reduce pain and discomfort.

Further reading: Read about the top 16 essential oils to relieve pain and inflammation.

Relief from the Common Cold

Niaouli oil may be used to treat the common cold and other respiratory infections because of its expectorant and decongestant properties. It helps clear congestion and open up blocked passages that are saturated with phlegm and mucous. Niaouli oil may also be able to bring down a fever by treating infections inside the body and promoting sweat. Sweating also helps promote detoxification to some extent.

Niaouli oil may also be used to treat the common cold, whooping cough, the flu, bronchitis, sinusitis, catarrh, asthma, pneumonia, laryngitis, coughing, sore throat, and tuberculosis.

Additionally, niaouli oil has been shown to boost the immune system, which helps fight off illnesses.

For treatment of the common cold, use two drops of niaouli oil in a vaporizer or through steam inhalation. You can also try massaging the diluted oil on your chest, neck and back for relief during sleep.

Further reading: Read my article about the best essential oils for cold and sore throat, for sinus infection and to relieve bronchitis.

Kills Intestinal Parasites

Niaouli oil has been known to kill intestinal worms such as tapeworms and round worms. It is also useful as a natural bug repellent. Add a few drops of this oil mixed with a carrier oil to your bath to fight of intestinal parasites.

Further reading: Read my articles about how to tell if you have intestinal parasites and what to do about that and how to get rid of worms in humans.

Other Benefits

Use niaouli essential oil during your meditation sessions. It can help revive your senses, uplift your spirit and improve concentration when inhaled.

Lastly, niaouli oil can be used in perfumes, massage oils, toothpaste, gargles and cosmetic products. If you enjoy the smell of niaouli oil, you can make your own unique scent by adding two drops to your body wash or shampoo.

Niaouli Oil – Safety Precautions

Although niaouli oil is considered to be safe and non-toxic, it should not be consumed internally.

Stop using niaouli oil topically if you notice skin reactions. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in a carrier oil).

Be sure to always tell your doctor what home remedies you are using as they may interact with other medications.

If you are interested to learn more about essential oils you can find useful information in my e-book Magical Aromatherapy. This e-book will help you to discover the power of essential oils and the most effective ways to use them.

Read my other related articles:
1. The 20 best uses for essential oils
2. Health boosting essential oil recipes for your diffuser
3. 75 extraordinary uses for tea tree oil


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