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Eucalyptus Radiata (Organic)

Botanical Name:  Eucalyptus radiata

Botanical Family:  Myrtaceae

Place of Origin:  Austraila

Methods of Extraction:  Steam distillation of the leaves

Scent:  Soft, fresh camphoric, sweet,

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Properties:  anti-catarrhal expectectorant, antiviralimmune-stimulant, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory. energizer

Aromatherapy Applications:  Bronchitis, asthma, bronchitis, sinusitis, flu, colds, viral infections, cystitis, fatigue, ear infections.

Mind & Body:  Energizing and refreshing

Aromatherapist Recommendations

  • Eucalyptus is well-known for its clearing and anti-septic properties and is thus extremely useful during the winter months. It can be very effective in a steam inhalation to help congestion.
  • Try adding 2 drops Eucalyptus, 1 drop Roman Chamomile and 1 drop Lavender to a bowl of just-boiled water. Lean over the bowl (not too close) with a towel covering your head and inhale the vapours for a few minutes. Alternatively, blend the same oils in two teaspoons of Sweet Almond oil and massage into the chest and back.
  • Blended with Citronella or Cedarwood in an oil burner, Eucalyptus can help maintain an insect-free BBQ! Alternatively, try the lemon-scented Eucalyptus Citriodora as a very powerful natural insect-repellent.

There are hundreds of varieties of Eucalyptus; Radiata has a sweeter, more rounded aroma and is less likely to irritate the skin than the more common Eucalyptus Globulus. Radiata can be used in all of the instances where Globulus would be appropriate. It is less stimulating than Globulus and may therefore be the preferred Eucalyptus for children.

Australian Aborigines, refer to the plant as 'Kino' and bind the leaves to serious wounds.


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