Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus radiata)
Description: Eucalyptus Radiata is commonly known as “narrow-leaved Peppermint”. The young trees have oval bluish-green leaves while the mature trees develop long, narrow, yellowish leaves, creamy-white flowers and a smooth, pale grey bar.
Common Uses: Eucalyptus is beneficial for sinus problems, asthma, bronchitis, catarrh, coughs, sore throat and mouth infections. It is anti-infectious, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral, anti-catarrh, and expectorant. This chemotype better suited for long term use for chronic respiratory conditions and best suited for viral or bacteria infections. It is safe to inhale directly (less cough reflex). ssists arthritis, muscle aches, pains, injuries, sprains, and inflammations (especially rheumatoid arthritis), myxovirus, influenza, cold, fever (best for viral or bacterial infections), eases endometriosis inflammation, cystitis, leucorrhea, vaginitis, headaches, nervous exhaustion, neuralgia, and sciatica. Essential Oil is fantastic on skin ailments such as burns, blisters, wounds, insect bites, lice, and skin infections. It contains a high percentage of cineol, also known as eucalyptol, popularly used to relieve colds and congestion. Eucalyptus Radiata is preferred over Eucalyptus Globulus, because it is less harsh, more pleasant to inhale and less likely to irritate the skin. Also choose over Eucalyptus globulus when infections are higher in the chest.
Blends well with: Pine, Thyme, Lavender, Rosemary, Marjoram, Cedarwood and Lemon.
Aromatic Scent: Eucalyptus Radiata Essential Oil has a crisp, clean, camphoraceous aroma with back notes of citrus/floral.
History: Eucalyptus has long been used in homes in Australia. In Spain, the timber of Eucalyptus was used in construction.
Cautions: Eucalyptus Oil should be used in dilution, and be avoided during pregnancy. Avoid if you have high blood pressure or epilepsy.