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Eucalyptus
Eucalyptus globulus

Family:
Myrtaceae

Extraction:
Steam Distilled

Part:
Fresh leaves

Harvest:
China: July, August, September;
Chile/Australia: All year round

Color :
Clear to yellow

Smell:
Camphoraceous

Note:
Top

Effects:
Stimulating

Planet:
Mercury

Element:
Air

Magic:
Purification
Healing

Chakra:
5th (Throat Chakra)

Description:

The Eucalyptus grows to a height of 480 feet and produces creamy white flowers. It's pale grey bark is often covered with a white powder. It originated in Australia and has been referred to as "The Blue Forest" due to the mist that rises from these evergreens.

There are over 600 species of Eucalyptus with the blue gum eucalyptus, or otherwise known as, globulus, being the mostly used. Although originally from Australia it is also found in Spain, Brazil, California, Russia and China.

Historical Info:
Eucalyptus was brought over to California from Australia to act as a windbreaker for the orange groves.

The name eukalyptos comes from the Greek meaning "well covered" because of it's dense foliage.

Warnings:
Toxic if taken internally.
Do not use on children, use Eucalytpus smithii instead.
Not compatible with homeopathic remedies.

Blends With:
Bergamot
Cedarwood
Cypress
Juniper berry
Lavender
Lemon
Marjoram
Pine
Rosemary
Tea tree
Thyme

Main Chemical Constituents

There are many different varieties of Eucalyptus. Globulus contains mainly Cineole 70-80%, camphene, fenchene, phellandrene, pinene, as well as others.

Other varieties include Lemon Eucalyptus: (Eucalytpus citriodora) This one has a lemony scent making it a good bug repellent. It contains 80-95% citronellal.

Dives Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus dives) This one is not widely used in aromatherapy. It contains 40-50% piperitione.

Grey Peppermint (Eucalyptus Radiata), used for upper respiratory diseases and ears, nose and throat problems. Most suitable for children as it is sweeter.

Gully Gum (Eucalyptus Smithii), This is another mild eucalyptus which is also good for children. It is good for muscle strain.

Properties:
Anti-Inflammatory
Anti-Bacterial
Anti-Septic
Anti-Viral
Anti-Fungal
Anti-Spasmodic


Symptoms:
Aches/Pain
Acne
Arthritis
Asthma
Athlete's Foot
Bacterial infections
Boils
Bronchitis
Candida
Chicken Pox
Circulation
Colds/Flu
Cuts/Wounds
Cystitis
Decongestant
Diarrhea
Fatigue
Fever
Fungal Infections
Genital Infections
Hay Fever
Headache/Migraine
Herpes
Insect bites
Lice
Muscle cramps/Spasms
Respiratory Problems
Rheumatism
Sinus Problems
Sore Throat
Water Retention

Emotional:
Anger
Balances Emotions
Concentration
Moodiness
Mood Swings
Over Emotional feelings
Unclear thoughts


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