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Essential Oil ProfilesEucalyptus
China: July, August, September;
Chile/Australia: All year round
Clear to yellow
5th (Throat Chakra)
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.
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.
Toxic if taken internally.
Do not use on children, use Eucalytpus smithii instead.
Not compatible with homeopathic remedies.
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.
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