Eucalyptus Oil

Eucalyptus OilCommon name: Eucalyptus Oil
Botanical name: Eucalyptus globulus
Family: Myrtaceae
Habitat regions: Australia and Tasmania but now Mediterranean, California, India, South Africa
Common method of extraction: Steam distillation
Part of plant used: Leaves
Color: Clear
Scent: Fresh, Woody, Sweet and Camphorous
Combines well with: Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Rosemary and Thyme

Description: Eucalyptus tree (also known as fever or gum tree) originates from Australia and Tasmania and it is described as a quick grower tree which may reach 100 meters height or some species even more! The leaves of the plant were used by the ancient Eucalyptus OilAborigines for healing. The name “Eucalyptus” derives from the greek “eu-calyptus” which means well-covered. The Eucalyptus essential oil has a strong aroma, great balancing effects, powerful antiseptic, antiviral and stimulant attributes and it is well known as a natural insect repellent.

Eucalyptus oil properties

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Middle

Low

Antiseptic Antiviral Expectorant
Stimulant Antibacterial Fungicide
Analgesic Balancing Diuretic
Pesticide Insect reppelent Cicatrizant
  Disinfectant Antipyretic
    Anthelmintic

Therapeutic action

 

High

Middle

Low

Skin     Wound
      Dermatitis
      Burn
Pneumology Cough Bronchitis Broncho-pneumonia
Otolaryngology (ENT) Laryngitis Tonsillitis Otitis
    Sinusitis Nasopharyngitis
Infections Flu   Air fumigation
  Cold sore    
Neurology   Neuralgia Migraine
General Health Care     Adenoiditis
Urology     Cystitis
      Urinary Infections
Venereology     Candida albicans

Precautions: Eucalyptus oil is very toxic and thus it is used only externally in diluted form. Moreover, special attention should be given when used by people with high blood pressure, babies, children and women during the 3 first months of pregnancy.

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