Eucalyptus Globulus essential oil has a camphoreous and herbaceous aroma. Widely regarded as an easy breather for its positive effects on the respiratory system during colds, bronchitis, hay fever, sinusitis and asthma. It is also known to lift depression and clear cluttered thoughts.
- Latin Name
- Eucalyptus Globulus
- Essential oil by steam distillation from fresh or partially dried leaves and young twigs
- Cineol, pinene, cymene, limonene, phellandrene, terpinene, aromadendrene among others.
This evergreen tree can grow to over 90 metres high. The young trees have greeny-blue oval leaves while the mature trees develop long narrow yellowish leaves with white flowers.
The Australian Aborigines use the leaves to cover serious wounds. The leaves and oil are especially used for respiratory ailments such as bronchitis and croup, and the dried leaves are smoked like tobacco for asthma.