Essential oil of the month – Eucalyptus globulus

Eucalyptus Globulus

Eucalyptus globulus (Euclyptus globulus) is a beautiful, tall evergreen tree that grows up to 90 metres in height. A native to Australia, Eucalyptus globulus is mainly cultivated in Spain, Brazil, Portugal, California, Russia and China. Its main constitute (I,8-cineole, also known as Eucalyptol) strengthens the immune system, reduces blood sugar levels and stimulates white cell production.

The oil, which has a top keynote, is extracted from the leaves by steam distillation. Eucalyptus is an excellent inhalant and, blended with Rose, can benefit hay fever. It is also an insect repellent, energy balancer and powerful First aid remedy.

Key Constituents:
I,8-Cineole (70-89%), alpha-pinene, aromadendrene, beta-pinene, camphene, citronellal, geraniol, limonene, myrcene, para-cymene, phellandrene, terpinene.

Body systems affected:
Circulatory, immune, respiratory, urinary, structural and skin.

Main therapeutic properties:
Analgesic, ant-rheumatic, antiseptic, decongestant, depurative, diuretic, expectorant, febrifuge, hypoglaecemic, rubefacient, stimulant, stimulant-respiratory.

Secondary therapeutic properties:
Anti-spasmodic, antiviral, cicatrisant, deodorant, parasiticide, vermifuge, vulnerary.

Main therapeutic use:
Asthma, bronchitis, catarrh, coughs, cystitis, debility, diabetes, emphysema, fevers, galls stones, hay fever, headaches, leucorrhoea, migraine, muscular aches, and pains. Neuralgia, poor circulation, rheumatism, rheumatoid arthritis, shallow breathing, sinus problems, sprains.

Secondary therapeutic use:
Atonic dyspepsia, blisters, burns, chickenpox, colds, cuts, diarrhoea, epidemics, flu, herpes, infectious diseases, insect bites, intestinal worms, measles, skin infections, skin ulcer, wounds.

Blends with:
Benzoin, Cedarwood, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram, Pine, Rose and Rosemary.

Safety Data
Non-toxic externally, non irritant diluted and non-sensitising.

Other information
Eucalyptus is widely used in the preparation of liniments, inhalants, cough syrups, ointments and toothpaste, and as a pharmaceutical flavouring.

Aromatherapy blends using Eucalyptus Globulus

To lift depression and bring a sense of release
Vaporize 3 drops of Eucalyptus and 3 drops of Peppermint.

To clear clutter thoughts
Take a bath with 2 drops of Eucalyptus and 4 drops Frankincense.

To ease breathing during colds, bronchitis or episodes of sinusitis or hay fever.
Vaporize 3 drops of Eucalyptus and 3 drops of Tea Tree.

To clear blocked nasal passages
Try an inhalation with 3 drops Eucalyptus and 3 drops Lavandin.

To warm and soothe painful muscles
Into a carrier oil of choice mix 4 drops Eucalyptus, 2 drops Ginger and 4 drops Rosemary. Rub into the affected area twice a day.

Disclaimer: The information provided on our blog is for personal information and educational interest only. It is not intended to offer professional medical advice, diagnosis or cure for any medical condition or disorder. If you have any health concerns we would strongly advise you your consult your GP or health care professional. If you want to receive aromatherapy treatment we would advise making an appointment with a fully qualified aromatherapist who will conduct a full consultation of your health history and provide you with a tailored treatment programme. If pregnant or taking medication it is recommended to seek professional medical advice before using aromatherapy. The information we provide is on the basis that there are no known contra-indications to treatment. Purple Flame aromatherapy accepts no liability for the misuse of essential oils and other products or for reliance on the information we provide.Disclaimer: The information provided on our blog is for personal information and educational interest only. It is not intended to offer professional medical advice, diagnosis or cure for any medical condition or disorder. If you have any health concerns we would strongly advise you your consult your GP or health care professional. If you want to receive aromatherapy treatment we would advise making an appointment with a fully qualified aromatherapist who will conduct a full consultation of your health history and provide you with a tailored treatment programme. If pregnant or taking medication it is recommended to seek professional medical advice before using aromatherapy. The information we provide is on the basis that there are no known contra-indications to treatment. Purple Flame aromatherapy accepts no liability for the misuse of essential oils and other products or for reliance on the information we provide.