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Organic Eucalyptus Leaf

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 the 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.

 

 

For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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