eucalyptus-plant

Eucalyptus Aromatherapy Oil

Botanical Name: Eucalyptus globulus

Family: Myrtaceae

Location: The eucalyptus tree is indigenous to Australia. It is now cultivated in many sub-tropical regions including Algeria, southern China, Egypt, India, South Africa, Spain, and also in the state of California.

Extraction: Steam distillation of the leaves.

Colour & Odour: The aromatherapy oil is colourless and has a distinct, crisp, camphoraceous odour that is penetrating and refreshing.

Description: Some species of eucalyptus grow up to 135m and are among the tallest trees in the world. The trees are also deeply rooted and grow incredibly fast, forming a fairly strong wood that is resistant to rot. Some species of eucalyptus yield a gum.

Background: It was introduced in Europe and the rest of the world apart from Australia in 1857. The trees are usually planted in swampy areas to prevent the spread of malaria. However, when grown outside Australia it tends to secrete substances that inhibit the growth of surrounding plants.

Properties: Antiseptic, expectorant, slightly antispasmodic, mildly astringent, analgestic, rubefacient, bactericidal and antiviral.

Precaution:

Emotional: Clears the head of emotional exhaustion and the inability to concentrate. Balances extremes of mood. Eucalyptus cools heated emotions when people are engaged in any form of combat, be it verbal, emotional or physical. Its aroma creates a feeling of space.

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