Eucalyptus Globulus is a wonderfully clearing, camphoraceous essentail oil. It is excellent for colds and chills. Australian Aborigines refer to the plant as 'Kino' and bind the leaves to serious wounds.
Eucalyptus Globulus is extremely useful during the winter months. It can be very effective in a steam inhalation.
Try adding 2 drops Eucalyptus, 1 drop Roman Chamomile and 1 drop Lavender to a bowl of just-boiled water. Lean over the bowl (not too close) with a towel covering your head and inhale the vapours for a few minutes. Alternatively, blend the same oils in two teaspoons of Sweet Almond oil and massage into the chest and back.
Blended with Citronella or Cedarwood in an oil burner, Eucalyptus can help maintain an insect-free BBQ! Alternatively, try the lemon-scented Eucalyptus Citriodora as a very powerful natural insect-repellent.
Country of Origin: China.
Plant Family: Myrtaceae.
Method of Extractiom: The oil is steam distilled from the fresh or partly dried, long and narrow leaves of the tree.
Main Theraputic Properties: Analgesic, Antibacterial, Anticatarrhal, Antifungal, Antiviral, Decongestant, Antirheumatic.
Contraindications: Non toxic and non irritant in prescribed doses.
Chakra: Brow and Heart.
Chinese Element: Metal