Eucalyptus

Plant/part: Tree/leaves (source: china, australia)

Latin name: Eucalyptus globulus

Family: Myrtaceae

Note: Top

Extraction: Distillation

Aroma: Clear, sharp cleansing

Properties: This is a fresh and stimulating oil with a penetrating scent and antiseptic properties. It is widely used as a component of preparations for relieving congestion and muscle aches. Powerful antiseptic, used in baths and massage during the cold season. Blend oil in chest rubs and use in a vaporiser to keep air germ free in sick room.
Effective in all types of fever, lowers the temperature, has a cooling and deodorising action upon the body. May reduce painful effects of migraine. Reputedly helpful with dysentery, typhoid, diphtheria and malaria as well as chicken pox. Works well on the genito-urinary system dealing with such problems as cystitis as well as diarrhoea. Seems to dissolve gall stones and has been used : o treat nephritis, gonorrhoea and diabetes. Some relief may be obtained from rheumatism – said to be effective when combined with lemon and juniper. May also be helpful with general muscular aches and pains, and neuralgia (nerve pain) as well as pyorrhoea. Said to antidote bites from insects as well as other venomous creatures.

Chemical constituents: Cineol, pinene, limonene, cymene, phellandrene, terpinene, aromadendrene.

Precautions: A powerful oil so care should be taken with dosage. Avoid using on people with high blood pressure or epilepsy. May also antidote homeopathic medication.

Blends: Blends well with lavender and pine, coriander, juniper berry, lavender, lemon, lemongrass, thyme.