Latin Name: eucalyptus glbulus
Alternative Name: blue gum tree
Forms Available: essential oil, leaf, twig, sap
Eucalyptus – Eucalyptus spp – Perhaps the ultimate healing oil. The most common species, Tasmanian Blue Gum -Eucalyptus globulus- has a blue-gray trunk, blue-green juvenile leaves, green adult leaves, and white flower stamens. Eucalyptus leaves, scented of balsamic camphor, are used by aboriginals to bind wounds; the flower nectar gives honey; and the oil, distilled from the leaves and twigs, is used in medicines, aromatherapy, and perfumes. Eucalyptus oil is antiseptic, expectorant, and anti-viral, treats pulmonary tuberculosis, lowers blood sugar levels, and is useful for burns, catarrh and flu. The roots of Eucalyptus trees secrete a poisonous chemical, inhibiting the growth of nearby plants.
Aromatherapy & Health Uses: Blue Gum: Burns; Blisters; Cuts; Herpes; Insect Bites; Lice; Skin Infections; Wounds; Muscular Aches and Pains; Poor Circulation; Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sprains; Asthma; Bronchitis; Catarrh; Cough; Sinusitis;
Other Uses: Add to all healing blends. Apply, undiluted, to the body to relieve colds. Also used in purification mixtures. For protection, carry the leaves.
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