Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus globulus
Botanical name: 
Eucalyptus globulus

Clearing and bracing

Please note: The information below is meant to give a brief outline of how an oil can be applied by a trained aromatherapist.
Please do not use this information as a guide for how to use essential oils at home.

Properties and applications: 
Topical Circulatory System - muscular aches and pains, stiff muscles, poor circulation
Analgesic - local pain relief
Expectorant - mucous coughs, bronchitis, catarrh
Immune Stimulant - colds, coughs, influenza
Respiratory Tonic - coughs, bronchitis, sinusitis, laryngitis, asthma, panic attachs
Antiseptic, Antimicrobial - bacterial, fungal and viral infections
Mental Stimulant - tiredness, lethargy, poor concentration, poor memory
Antiviral - cold sores, chicken pox, shingles
Family: 
Myrtaceae
Country of origin: 
Australia and China
Part of plant used: 
Leaves
Method of extraction: 
Steam distillation
Blends with: 
Most citrus oils. Vetiver
Chemical character: 
Oxide type
Safety information: 
Caution - Hypersensitive, avoid diseased, delicate, damaged or children's skin,
Odour profile: 
Camphoraceous, fresh and balsamic.
Plant description: 
Tall evergreen tree with pale blue-green leaves, grey bark and white flowers.
Historical use: 
Used by Australian and Tasmanian Aborigines to cure fever, the trees are planted to drain swamps in malarial areas.

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