Effects: Balancing and stimulating.
Aroma: Top/middle note.
This tall evergreen is also known as the Gum Tree and originated in Australia. There are hundreds of varieties, many of which are now found in Southern Europe, Brazil, and California.
- Decongestant, particularly useful for respiratory as well as urinary tract infections.
- Insect repellent.
Eucalyptus is a powerful oil and should be avoided by sufferers of high blood pressure or epilepsy. It can prove fatal if taken internally.
Steam distillation of the leaves and twigs.
- Flu. • Bronchitis.
- Sore throat.
- Other pulmonary conditions.
- Rheumatism and aching muscles.
- Skin problems such as burns, cuts, wounds and ulcers.
Eucalyptus is also very useful as an air disinfectant. Burning the oil helps to purify the air in sickrooms.
Used as an inhalant it is beneficial for respiratory conditions and as a chest massage oil using the diluted oil.
Its anti-inflammatory properties are helpful when used as a massage oil to relieve pains and aches associated with rheumatism and arthritis. It is helpful for neuralgia and headaches.
It can be used to alleviate urinary infections such as cystitis when added to a bath.
Scent: Camphorous, woody, clear.