Eucalyptus

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Eucalyptus radiata

Eucalyptus radiata is native to Australia. It can grow to a height of 170 ft. It has long, thin, fragrant leaves that have a leathery appearance. Koala bears are known to feed on the leaves of the eucalyptus tree.

The tree has white flowers and its fruit is contained in a capsule. It is known as a gum tree and its roots are capable of storing vast amounts of water in order to survive the dry seasons. The roots of the tree contain a chemical that kills nearby plants.

Practical Uses

  • It is a stimulant to the nervous system
  • It is used as a disinfectant and an insect repellant.
  • It can relieve sore muscles.
  • Its vapor is used to relieve nasal congestion and open breathing passages
  • It improves circulation.
  • It has a cooling effect.

Precautions

Eucalyptus oil is toxic if taken internally.

Sourcing

E-Scentially Yours uses eucalyptus essential oil that is steam distilled. It is sourced from Australia (premium). The essential oil is obtained from leaves that are wild harvested.