Nerolina Essential OilThis page details numerous elements of information, attributes, history, benefits/uses and imagery of Nerolina Essential Oil.Name: NerolinaBotanical Name: Melaleuca quinquenerviaCountry of Origin: Australia
Nerolina Melaleuca Quinquinervia Origin Australia MapEssential OilThe PlantScientific Articles Nerolina (Melaleuca quinquenervia)
An Australian bush native that is well known for its great diffuser properties
Nerolina (Melaleuca quinquenervia) Aroma
Has a soft, fresh fruity, tea-tree like aroma
Nerolina (Melaleuca quinquenervia) Benefits
Can be used for calming and can also be used as an alternative for Tea Tree, gentle on the skin, anti-inflammatory, anti-viral.
Nerolina (Melaleuca quinquenervia) Uses
Traditional essential oil uses, cleaning products, blends, massage oils, skin care, perfumery, air freshener, historically harvested for leaf as medicinal usage.
Small to medium sized tree that usually grows to around 3m tall with green foliage and creamy white flowers. Grows well in damp conditions.
Location: Along the eastern coast of Australia
Viridiflorol is a feeding deterrent against the weevil Oxyops vitiosa. We have isolated and characterised the terpene synthase responsible for the production of viridiflorol in Melaleuca quinquenervia. Melaleuca quinquenervia (Cav) S.T. Blake (broadleaf paperbark) is an Australian tree that has become a serious weed in many places around the world. Two insects Oxyops vitiosa (the melaleuca weevil), and Boreioglycaspis melaleucae (the melaleuca psyllid), which were introduced to Florida as part of a biological control programme, have been very effective in reducing survival and reproduction of this weed.
Padovan, A. Keszei, A. Köllner, T. Degenhardt, J. Foley, W. (2010) The molecular basis of host plant selection in Melaleuca quinquenervia by a successful biological control agent, Phytochemistry, Vol.71, pp.1237-44
ObjectiveTo evaluate an essential oil with larvicide, adulticide and growth inhibitory activity against Aedes aegypti, Aedes albopictus and Culex quinquefasciatus mosquitoes, of medical importance. MethodsStandardized methodology by WHO was used to determine the levels of susceptibility of mosquito larvae exposed to the essential oil. To evaluate the adulticide activity with the essential oil at different doses, bottles were impregnated according to the methodology CDC. To determine the development inhibitory activity of Melaleuca quinquenervia (M. quinquenervia) oil in three mosquito species, third instar larvae were exposed to the LC50 and LC90 dose (calculated for each population) of M. quinquenervia oil in glass containers with a capacity of 500 mL.
Leyva, M. French-Pacheco, L. Quintana, F. Montada, D. Castex, M. Hernandez, A. Marquetti, M. (2016) Melaleuca quinquenervia (Cav.) S.T. Blake (Myrtales: Myrtaceae): Natural alternative for mosquito control, Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine, Vol.9, pp.979-984
PHYSICAL PROPERTIESTESTSPECIFICATIONAppearanceClear, mobile pale yellow liquidOdourCharacteristic nerolidolSpecific Gravity0.870 to 0.875 @ 20°COptical Rotation+5.0 – +15 @ 20°CRefractive Index1.4745 to 1.4760 @ 20°CSolubility in WaterInsolubleFlash Point>51°C [Closed Cup] CHEMICAL PROPERTIESCONSTITUENTRANGELimonene3.5 – 8%Cineole2 – 3.5%Linalool25 – 45%Nerolidol48 – 65% Further Information:http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/NSWfl.pl?page=nswfl&lvl=sp&name=Melaleuca~quinquenerviahttp://www.florabank.org.au/lucid/key/species%20navigator/media/html/Melaleuca_quinquenervia.htmFor More Products: https://www.nativeoilsaustralia.com.au/products/