Eucalyptus globulus is a medium-sized evergreen of the Myrtaceae family.
Though native to Australia and its neighbouring islands, several species of
the Eucalyptus are now cultivated in forestry plantations in temperate
regions throughout the world. Eucalyptus globulus can grow up to 60 ft tall,
with its extensive roots penetrating deep into the ground. The bark on the
lower part of the massive trunk is often rough and brown in hue, while the
upper bark is smooth and pale with a hint of blue. Mature Eucalyptus
globulus bears aromatic white flowers surrounded by dark green leaves. These
leathery leaves contain glands that produce the highly aromatic oil that the
Eucalyptus is best known for.
Eucalyptus globulus essential oil is a highly-valued antiseptic proven
particularly effective in eliminating certain strains of the deadly
Staphylococcus bacteria. It can be applied externally on cuts and minor
wounds to prevent infection. Due to its antibacterial properties, Eucalyptus
globulus oil is used to fight plaque-causing bacteria and is a common
treatment for gum disease and gingivitis.
For hundreds of years, Eucalyptus globulus essential oil has been a noted
treatment for various afflictions. It is most commonly used as a treatment
for skin lesions such as wounds, herpes simplex virus, skin ulcers and acne
due to its ability to fight infections. Used as a cold compress, the cooling
effect of Eucalyptus globulus helps reduce fever effectively. It can even be
used as a massage oil to ease muscles aches and joint pains, or as a steam
inhalant to assist nasal decongestion. Eucalyptus globulus oil is also used
to treat coughs and asthma.
Eucalyptus globulus essential oil has a fresh, penetrating scent with
camphor-like top notes and woody undertones.
The refreshing scent of Eucalyptus globulus oil has an uplifting effect that
helps stimulate the mind and cleanse the body of negative energies. Its
cooling effect helps improve concentration and is particularly useful for
relieving stress and exhaustion.
Eucalyptus globulus essential oil is non-toxic, non-irritant and
non-sensitizing. However, it should not be used internally as it highly
toxic and even as little as 3.5 ml can be fatal. It is best to avoid the use
of Eucalyptus globulus essential oil during pregnancy.
Do not take essential oils internally or use without the guidance of a
qualified practitioner. The information provided here is for general use
only and is not intended to replace medical diagnosis or treatment. Avoid