21 November 2008

Eucalyptus essential oil distilled from the Blue Gum Eucalyptus tree is the most well known of the Eucalyptus varieties. It is extracted from a beautiful, fragrant, tall evergreen tree native to Australia, and particularly Tasmania. Of the 500 types of Eucalyptus tree species which yield an essential oil, Eucalyptus Globulus is the most common for medicinal purposes due to it's high cineol (or eucalyptol) content.

Botanical Name
Eucalyptus globulus

Origin
China

Color
Clear, colorless liquid

Consistency/Viscosity
Thin

Perfumery Note
Top

Aroma
Fresh, medicinal, camphoraceous, woody-sweet, earthy

Strength of Initial Aroma
Strong

Extraction Method
Extracted using steam distillation process

Constituents and Chemical Composition
Cineole, Pinene, Globulol, Camphene, Limonene, Pinocarvone

Therapeutic Properties
Arthritis, bronchitis, catarhh, cold sores, colds, coughing, fever, flu, poor circulation, sinusitis

Uses for Health Benefits (Indications)
  • Eucalyptus essential oil is fantastic on skin ailments (Burns, blisters, wounds, insect bites, lice, and skin infections
  • Eucalyptus essential oil is also applied to sore muscles, sprains and joints
  • It opens the bronchials and encourages oxygen uptake
  • Eucalyptus oil, when diffused, can kill much of the stapylococcus bacteria in a room, assisting in bacterial-mediated bronchial illness
  • The oil of Eucalyptus can help expel mucus, and may be a supportive remedy for sinusitis, coughs, colds, sore throat, and all bronchial conditions
  • This essential oil has traditionally been used to treat infectious conditions accompanied by fever, including cholera, malaria, and typhoid
Precaution
  • Very toxic when taken orally
  • Do not use if you have digestive problems, inflammation of the stomach or intestines, a biliary duct disorder, or liver disease
  • It should be used in dilution
  • It should be avoided during pregnancy
  • Eucalyptus oil products should never be applied to the face of an infant or small child because they can cause asthma like reactions
  • Always test a small amount of essential oil first for sensitivity or allergic reaction
Blend With
Pine, Thyme, Lavender, Rosemary, Marjoram, Cedarwood, Lemon, Geranium, Melissa, and Sandalwood

Recipe

For fever reduction :

Anold compress of Eucalyptus Oil and cold water are applied to the legs.
This should not be used in cases where the patient feels chilled.

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