Niaouli 1,8-Cineole has a variety of uses. It is best known for respiratory support, especially during seasonal pollen threats.
Niaouli is antiseptic, anti-fungal, antibacterial and antiviral. It can help reduce the duration of colds and flu while offering relief from sore throats, stuffy and runny noses and coughs.
Inhaling niaouli oil in a steam bath can quickly open sinus passages to improve congested breathing.
It has infection fighting properties as well. Additionally, it helps to lower body temperature when a fever is present by fighting the infection that caused the fever and by promoting sweat. This also helps to detoxify the blood to some extent thereby promoting faster relief from the fever.
It is also useful in skin care, especially in the case of blemishes or in minor scratches or scrapes. Organic Niaouli 1,8-Cineole can also be an adjunct when added to a blend for the aches and pains associated with aging.
Tea Tree oil and Cajeput oils are in the same family.