Eucalyptus is a powerful essential oil and is mainly used for respiratory conditions. It is a primary ingredient in Vicks Vapour Rub.
Effect on mind: Cools emotions; clears exhausted or distracted minds.
Effect on body: Excellent for the respiratory tract infection – flu, throat infections, coughs, sinus, asthma. Soothing inflammation and freeing mucous. Useful for hayfever. Reduces body temperature in all types of fever. Could reduce painful effects of migraine. Works well on problems such as diarrhoea and may relieve some symptoms of rheumatism. Helpful with general muscular aches and pains.
Effect on skin: Useful for skin problems like herpes and good for burns, preventing bacterial growth that can delay growth of new tissue. Seems to improve inflamed cuts, wounds or ulcers. Clears the skin.
|Common name||Eucalyptus Essential Oil BP|
|Botanical name||Eucalyptus Globulus|
|Odour||Strong, fresh characteristic|
|Plant parts used||Leaves and tree|
|Extraction method||Steam distillation|
|Country of origin||Australia|