- Properties and indications:
Clears the head, aids concentration and strengthens the nervous system.
A digestive stimulant. Anti-viral action works on respiratory tract, soothing inflammation and easing mucous. Good for influenza, asthma and sinusitis. Cools and deodorises, and lowers fever. Is said to bring relief to painful joints and muscles.
Good for burns and skin eruptions such as herpes. Prevents bacterial growth and aids in construction of new tissue. Does well for cuts, ulcers and inflammatory conditions.
- Other uses:
Used widely in linaments, cough sweets and syrups, toothpaste, dentistry and veterinary practise.
Essencia Eucalyptus Essential Oil
- Botanical (and family):
Eucalyptus Smithii. Family Myrtaceae
Native to Australia. Now grown extensively in Southern and Central Africa.
- Description of plant:
Tall evergreen tree with light bark up to 60 metres high. Leaves are long, narrowish and are blue-green to grey.
Steam distillation of the fresh or partially dried leaves.
A colourless to pale yellow mobile liquid with a penetrating camphoraceous odour and a woody-sweet undertone.