Organic Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus)
Location: The eucalyptus tree is indigenous to Australia. It is now cultivated in many sub-tropical regions including Algeria, southern China, Egypt, India, South Africa, Spain, and also in the State of California.
Extraction: Steam distilled from the leaves.
Colour and Odour: The essential oil is colourless and has a distinct, crisp, camphoraceous odour that is penetrating and refreshing.
Description: Some species of eucalyptus grow up to 135 metres and are among the tallest trees in the world. The trees are also deep rooted and grow incredibly fast, formally a fairly strong wood that is resilient to rot. Some species of eucalyptus yield a gum.
Background: It was introduced to Europe and the rest of the world from Australia in 1857. The trees are usually planted in swampy areas to prevent the spread of malaria.
Properties: Antiseptic, mildly astringent, analgesic, antiviral
Respiratory System- An extremely effective remedy for reducing body temperature in all types of fever. Valuable as a decongestant for catarrh in most respiratory tract infections including colds, influenza, sinusitis and throat infections.