Eucalyptus Globulus Essential Oil
Eucalyptus Globulus Essential Oil (Eucalyptus globulus) from Australia is from the tree’s fresh, sickle-shaped leaves and steam-distilled into our Therapeutic Quality essential oil.
The Blue Gum (Eucalyptus globulus) ranks among the tallest trees in the world. Also known as the Gum Tree or Stringy Bark, this evergreen giant has been known to reach over 300 feet in height. Originally native to Australia and Tasmania, it is now grown on most continents as a source of essential oil, sturdy lumber, and ornamental beauty.
It is from Australia where our Eucalyptus Globulus Essential Oil is cultivated, the tree’s fresh, sickle-shaped leaves steam-distilled into our Therapeutic Quality oils. This thin, clear to pale yellow oil has a distinctive camphoraceous odor which is sharp and fresh. Aromatically, its fragrance is dominated by top notes that may overpower floral aromas, so it blends well with other oils such as lemon, thyme, rosemary, lavender, and pine and other conifers.
The properties of Eucalyptus Globulus Essential Oil include analgesic, antibacterial, anticatarrhal, anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antineuralgic, antiseptic (pulmonary), antispasmodic, antitussive, antiviral, balsamic, decongestant (pulmonary), depurative, expectorant, immunomodulator, febrifuge, mucolytic, rheumatic, rubefacient, stimulant (respiratory), tonic, and vulnerary.
There has been a great amount of research done on Eucalyptus Globulus Essential Oil that supports its use against bacteria found in the respiratory system. There has also been supporting evidence that it can be used against other bacteria such as MRSA, and its antiviral effects include herpes simplex I and II.
The antiseptic and antibacterial properties of Eucalyptus Globulus Essential Oil have made it popular for a multitude of acne-related skin conditions, infections, wounds, bites and stings, necrotic ulcers, and abscesses. For burns and blisters, a good blend is with Lavender Essential Oil.
Because of its powerful effects on the respiratory system, Eucalyptus Globulus Essential Oil has been used for bronchitis, asthma (by properly trained medical professionals only), congestion and infection in the sinuses, congestion in the chest, laryngitis and sore throat, and for colds and flu.
Muscular pains, aches, and stiffness (especially when related to colds or the flu), rheumatism and arthritis, sprains and plantar fasciitis are all issues for which Eucalyptus Globulus Essential Oil has been used.
As a tonic, for complaints of the nervous system it has been used for neuralgia, headaches, migraines, as well as adrenal fatigue, neurasthenia, and nervous exhaustion.
Many have used Eucalyptus Globulus Essential Oil for strengthening the immune system after prolonged bouts of pneumonia or bronchitis, colds, flu, and other conditions related to suppressed immune systems, as with chronic stress.
CAUTION: Diluted properly, Eucalyptus Globulus Essential Oil is generally non-toxic and non-irritant. It should only be used externally and never with children. Avoid use around the nose, mouth, and other parts of the face. Because it stimulates the respiratory system, Eucalyptus Globulus Essential Oil will increase the production of respiratory fluids. To keep these fluids thin, stay well hydrated and avoid dairy products. Excessive use has been associated with overstimulation and/or insomnia.
Eucalyptus has a long history of medicinal use in Australia. First used by the Aborigines, the British quickly realized the astringent properties of the tree’s dried resin and used it to effectively combat outbreaks of dysentery among the newly arrived convicts.
- Do not take essential oils internally.
- Do not apply to eyes, sensitive areas or mucous membranes.
- Do not apply undiluted to skin (for directions on proper dilution, refer to an aromatherapy text).
- The information on this website is not intended to be used in the diagnosis, treatment or mitigation of any physical or mental illness. Essential oils are not drugs and are not appropriate for treatment of illnesses.
- Pregnant women, nursing mothers and children should not use essential oils without first consulting an appropriately trained healthcare practitioner.
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