Eucalyptus Leaf

Eucalyptus globulus                                                                       Origin: India

$1.70

COMMON NAME
Standardized: eucalyptus
Other: ribbon gum, shining gum

BOTANICAL NAME
Eucalyptus globulus Labill.
Plant Family: Myrtaceae

OVERVIEW
The eucalyptus is an evergreen tree native to Australia but naturalized to California and the Mediterranean countries. Its leathery blue-green leaves are studded with glands containing a fragrant, volatile oil. There are many species of eucalyptus trees, but the most pleasant-smelling oil is produced by Eucalyptus globulus.

PARTS USED
The leaf, its volatile oils released by steam.

TYPICAL PREPARATIONS
Facial or hydro-steams, aromatherapy, and teas. Some uses may include encapsulation or extracts, however we have found these to be rare.

SUMMARY
Eucalyptus oil acts on nerve receptors in the mucosa of the nose and sinuses in a way that causes release of mucus.

PRECAUTIONS
Specific: No known precautions.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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