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