Botanical Name: Eucalyptus Globulus
Synonym: There are 64 species in Australia alone!
Botanical Family: Myrtaceae
Country of Origin: Australia
Plant Part: Leaves
Extraction Method: Steam distillation
Characteristics: Clear, camphorous, sharp
Analgesic, antirheumatic, antiphlogistic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, bactericide, balsamic, cicatrisant, decongestant, deodorant, depurative, diuretic, expectorant, febrifuge, hypoglycemiant, insecticide, rubefacient, stimulant, vermifuge, vulnerary
α-pinene, β-pinene, myrcene, α-phellandrene, 1,8-cineole, borneol, terpinene-4-ol, verbenone, piperitone, aromadendrene, globulol
Mind & Spirit:
- Refreshing and stimulating
- Clears the head and aid in concentration.
- Powerful antiseptic, killing airborne germs.
- Heals wounds and fights infections
- Relieves muscle pain, sprains and aches
- Decongestant for blocked noses, soothing the inflammation of the sinuses.
- It lowers body temperature making it valuable for reducing fever.
- Helpful with scarlet fever, dysentery, typhoid, diphtheria, malaria and chicken pox.
- Valuable for eruptions such as herpes, cuts, wounds and burns.
Contraindications: Nil – not to be taken internally
Odour Intensity: 8
Blends well with:
Basil, cajeput, cedarwood, citronella, frankincense, ginger, juniper, lavender, lemon, lemongrass, marjoram, neroli, pine, peppermint, rosemary, tea tree, thyme
Eucalyptus leaves were crushed and used by the Aborigines to heal wounds, fight infection and relieve muscular pain. They also used to burn the leaves as fumigation for the relief of fever. “Eukalypto” is of Greek origin and means ‘well cover’ referring to the covered flowers.