Eucalyptus Benefits & Information

Latin Name

Eucalyptus Smithii

Origin

Native to Australia but now grown in many semi-tropical and temperate areas world wide

Parts Used

Leaves and twigs

Traditional Use and Health Benefits
Eucalyptus is known for its therapeutic action in respiratory conditions. It can bring relief to sinus congestion, coughs, flu, catarrh and bronchitis. It is even known to be beneficial for asthma sufferers. It is also known to be stimulating to the immune system, and to the circulatory system. Eucalyptus is also good for relieving aches and pains, and for treating oesteo-arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.   PREPARATIONS: Eucalyptus essential oil can be used in the bath, can be vaporized in an oil burner or can be applied topically in a carrier massage oil or cream. See How to use Essential Oils   ESSENTIAL OIL NOTE Top note   BLENDS WELL WITH Essential Oils: Tea tree, Thyme, Rosemary, Lavender, Cedarwood, Myrrh, Ginger, Peppermint, Clarysage, Geranium, Juniper berry, Lemon.   AROMA Penetrating, refreshing,medicinal and clean.
Typical Use

Eucalyptus essential oil can be used in the bath, or vapourised in an oil burner. It can be added to a massage oil or cream. Use 6-8 drops per bath and 10 -18 drops per 30ml of carrier oil.

Folklore and History
Eucalyptus has been used by Aborigines for millennia. Its active ingredients have made an excellent medicine for treating typhoid, malaria and other fevers. European settlers learned from the Aborigines about its uses, and they popularized it for use in respiratory conditions.   Eucalyptus
Constituents

Oxides as 1.8 Cineole 75%, terpenes as a-Pinene, Limonene, p-Cymene, phillandrene 10%, alcohols as globulol, trans pinocarveol 6%, sesquiterpenes as armadendrene 4%, esters as a - terpinyl acetate 1.0%, ketone pinocarvone 1.0%, acids, aldehydes.