Niaouli Essential Oil
Latin Name: Melaleuca quinquinervia
Part of plant: Leaves
Chemical Componants: 1,8 cineole, α-terpineol, α-pinene, α-thujene, viridifloral
Aroma Character: sweet, floral medicinal
Niaouli is an evergreen tree with a flexible trunk and spongy bark, pointed linear leaves and bearing spikes of sessile flowers.
Sometimes, Niaouli is referred to by the French term 'Gomenol' though assigned its botanical name during Captain Cook's voyage to Australia. Like Cajeput, it did not appear in Europe until the seventeenth century.