Medicine Flower Aromatherapy
Botanical name: Eucalyptus globulus
Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled
Uses: Respiratory conditions, muscle tension, and strengthening the immune system
Eucalyptus has a clear, sharp, fresh and very distinctive smell, is pale yellow in color and watery in viscosity.
The Australian Blue-gum can sometimes reaches a height of 100 meters (300 feet), making it one of the highest trees in the world. There are over 500 species of Eucalyptus trees, with tough long and narrow blue-green leaves, creamy white flowers and smooth pale bark.
The 'eu' and 'kalypto' means 'well' and 'covered' in Greek, referring to the cup-like membrane that covers the flower bud, which is thrown off as the flower expands.
The Australian Aborigines calls it 'kino' and they use the leaves to cover serious wounds. Eucalyptus oil was introduced to Europe in 1788, and the first oil exported to England was called 'Sydney peppermint'. It was extracted from Eucalyptus peperita which is a more industrial type of oil.
The tree uses a lot of water while growing and has been used to clear water-logged land, draining the water from swamps where malaria mosquito may be found. The tree was thought to prevent malaria in the past, due to this draining action.
In vapor therapy, eucalyptus oil may be used for: frequent sneezing, hay fever, flu, respiratory problems, as an insect repellant, headaches and for helping to improve concentration.
Eucalyptus oil can be used in blended massage oil, or diluted in the bath, to assist with arthritis, asthma, bronchitis, mucous congestion, colds, headaches, rheumatism, sinusitis, catarrh, fatigue and muscular aches and pains.
Apart from giving pain relief to muscular spasms and rheumatism, eucalyptus oil can also help speed up the healing of slow healing wounds and ulcers, calm skin eruptions and clear congested skin.
Eucalyptus oil can be used neat on the skin for insect bites or wounds, but care should be taken when doing so.
Eucalyptus blends well with: Although essential oils normally blend well together eucalyptus oil blends particularly well with benzoin, thyme, lavender, lemongrass, lemon and pine.
Eucalyptus oil is extracted from the fresh or partially dried leaves and young twigs.
The main chemical components of eucalyptus oil are a-pinene, b-pinene, a-phellandrene, 1,8-cineole, limonene, terpinen-4-ol, aromadendrene, epiglobulol, piperitone and globulol.
Eucalyptus oil should be used with care and people with high blood pressure and epilepsy should avoid it. Excessive use of this oil may cause headaches.
The therapeutic properties of eucalyptus oil are analgesic, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-neuralgic, anti-rheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, astringent, balsamic, cicatrisant, decongestant, deodorant, depurative, diuretic, expectorant, febrifuge, hypoglycaemic, rubefacient, stimulant, vermifuge and vulnerary.
All of our essential oils are organically grown, wild-crafted or pesticide-free!
Medicine Flower essential oils are 100% pure botanical oils produced by distillation, co2, solvent or expression of different parts of the plant.
These are highly concentrated botanical oils. Please dilute before applying to skin. They should be kept from the reach of children and those not responsible for their actions.
Pregnant woman should not use some essential oils. Please check with your health practitioner before use. Some people can experience allergic reactions to essential oils. Please do a patch test on a small area of your skin (such as your wrist, upper arm or thigh) and wait 24 hours to see if any allergic reaction occurs. If you are susceptible to allergic reactions, check with a health professional before using essential oils.
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.