As the Eucalyptus tree grows into maturity, the
young, round, silvery blue green leaves turn into long sword like,
deep green leaves. They then let off the camphoraceous scent of
Eucalyptus. They have woody seed pods that dangle down from a creamy
colour branch, which almost completely covers the budding blossoms.
Thus the tree name, which came from the Greek word Eucalyptus...meaning
covered or wrapped.
The oil has a refreshing, penetrating, stimulating
scent that is almost medicinal. It takes about 50 pounds of eucalyptus
leaves to produce one pound of clear or pale yellow oil.
- Eucalyptus Globulus
Eucalyptus is native to Australia. It is the tallest
tree on earth that sheds it leaves at the end of the growing season.
Some trees grow to 500 feet. In Australia over 75% of all trees
are the Eucalyptus. Worldwide there are over 500 different verities.
They grow in the Mediterranean like climates of Ageria, California,
Egypt, Hawaii, India, Portugal, South Africa and Spain. They are
also grown and cropped in India, Latin America, South Africa, Southern
Europe and Tahiti.
The most popular used in aromatherapy is Eucalyptus
Globulus. There are several others which are used to produce the
oil. Including the following, Eucalyptus Australiana, Eucalyptus
Polybrachtea, Eucalyptus Radiata and Eucalyptus Smithii. Eucalyptus
Citriodora has a citrus like scent. Eucalyptus Dives has a scent
of peppermint. All the above mentioned are members of the Myrtaceae
IBy reducing the excess oil, it can help clear acne
and skin blemishes. Aids in regeneration of skin tissue and can
also help sooth pain from sunburns.
It can help overcome sluggishness. While being overwhelmed
by emotions, it can bring balance, concentration, increase intellectual
capacity. It helps in cooling times of anger. After conflicts or
a fight, using the oil in a diffuser can cleanse the room and mood.
It can be used as an antiseptic, antiviral, anti inflammatory and
Can help the following,
WARNING: Do not use if you have high blood pressure
or epilepsy. Can be fatal if ingested.
provided here is for information purposes only, you should consult
a medical doctor if you have any health queries or problems.
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