Eucalyptus Oil









Eucalyptus oil has an antiseptic property and this increases with the oil’s age. The tree, an evergreen that is native to Australia and Tasmania, is very fast growing. This is an interesting attribute, because it tends to use up large amounts of water, thus being able to turn swamp land into usable land. This oil has been distilled from at least 1788 when two doctors, John White and Dennis Cossiden, distilled Eucalyptus piperata for its use in treating chest problems and colic. In Australia where the Blue Mountains of New South Wales are,the resin of the eucalyptus gum gives off a blue haze enveloping the entire landscape and thus giving the mountains their name.

Eucalyptus is found in otc preparations in the U.S. such as Vicks Vaporub, Mentholatum Cherry Chest Rub for children, and Cepastat.


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Botanical Name - Eucalyptus globulus/citriodora/polybractea/radiata

Common Method Of Extraction - Steam distilled

Parts Used - Leaves and twigs

Note Classification – Top

Aroma - Strong, woody camphory

Color – Clear

Effect - Warming - E globulus and E polybractea
Cooling - E citriodora and E radiata

Largest Producing Countries - Australia, Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Russia, USA, and China

Other Countries – France and North Africa

Traditional Use – Eucalyptus oil is typically used in the preparation of liniments, inhalants, cough syrups, ointments, toothpaste, and as pharmaceutical flavoring.

Properties - Analgesic, antibiotic, antifungal, anti-infectious, anti-neuralgic, antiparasitic, antiputrescent, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, balsamic, cicatrizant, decongestant, deodorant, depurative, diuretic, expectorant, febrifuge, hypoglycemic, pectoral, prophylactic, rubefacient, stimulant, vermifuge, and vulnerary.

Benefits - Asthma, blisters, bronchitis, burns, catarrh, chickenpox, chilblains, colds & flu (winter – globulus/polybractea and summer – citriodora/radiata), coughs, cuts, cystitis, fever, fights infections, headaches, herpes, insect bites, leucorrhea, lice, measles, mental exhaustion, muscular aches and pains, nervous debility, neuralgia, poor circulation, rashes, relieves tension, rheumatism, sinusitis, sinus congestion, skin infections, skin ulcers, sluggishness, sore throats, sprains, throat infections, and wounds.

Blends Well With - Cedarwood, chamomile german, chamomile roman, cypress, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, juniper, lavender, lemon, marjoram, peppermint, pine, rosemary, thyme linalool, and thyme red.

Safety DataEucalyptus oil isn’t compatible with homeopathic treatment. Chose to treat with eucalyptus or homeopathy, not both. Non-irritant, non-toxic, non-sensitizing, however its use while pregnant isn’t recommended and it shouldn’t be taken internally.


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