With similar characteristics to tea tree oil, broad-leaved oil can prevent inflammation, kill bacteria, kill fungus and fight viruses. It relieves cough pain and rheumatic pain. The oil will fight acne, scratches and repels insects.
Melaleuca quinquenervia, commonly known as broad-leaved paperbark, the paperbark tea tree or niaouli, is a small- to medium-sized tree of the allspice family, Myrtaceae. The plant is native to New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea and coastal eastern Australia. It is now found in Florida and is considered a serious weed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The broad-leaved paperbark grows as a spreading tree up to 20 m high, with the trunk covered by a white, beige and gray thick papery bark. The gray-green leaves are ovate and the cream or white bottlebrush-like flowers appear from late spring to autumn.
This video shows you how to ID the tree.
This video gives you an overall introduction to essential oils. Broad-leaved oils can fall in the category with the ones mentioned about pine.
Learn how to make schnapps from broad-leaved oils.