Eucalyptus – A favorite and must have for me and my family!


Eucalyptus

Botanical Family: Myrtaceae (Myrtle shrubs and trees)

Extraction Method/Origin: Steam distillation from leaves—Australia, Brazil

Chemical Constituents: Oxides: 1,8 cineol (up to 78%); Monoterpenes (>20%): α- & β- pinenes, l-limonene, ρ-cymene, α-phellandrene; Sesquiterpene Alcohols: globulol (>7%), trans-pinocarveol (<5%), ledol (>2%), linalol, terpinen-4-ol, eudesmol; Sesquiterpenes: aromadendrene (>7%), allo-aromadendrene (>2%), δ-guaiazulene, humulene; Ketones: pinocarvone, d-carvone, fenchone; Aldehydes: butyricaldehyde, caproicaldehyde, geranial, myrtenal, valericaldehyde; Phenols: myrtenol, p-cuminol; Alcohols: α-fenchol, α-terpineol; Esters: α-terpenyl acetate.

Properties: Analgesic, antibacterial, anticatarrhal, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antiviral, diuretic, expectorant, insect repellent, and stimulant.

Common Primary Uses: ATAsthma,ATbronchitis, Tcarpal tunnel, Tcataracts,TAcongestion, Tcooling, ATcoughs,Tdeodorant, Tdysentery, Aemphysema, Tfever,AThigh blood pressure, Thypoglycemia,Tinflammation, Tjet lag, Tkidney stones,ATmeasles, Tmigraine, Tneuralgia, Tneuritis,Tpain, Tshingles, ATsinusitis, Tsore throat,Tspina bifida, ATstimulating, Tstrep throat,Ttennis elbow, ATtuberculosis.

Historical Uses: Australian aborigines used the eucalyptus leaves to bind up serious wounds. This would not only prevent infection but also expedite healing.

French Medicinal Uses: Asthma, candida, coughs, diabetes, fever, hypoglycemia, lungs, measles, migraines, respiratory stimulant, sinusitis, tuberculosis, urinary stimulant.

Other Possible Uses: This oil may be used for aches/pains, acne, allergies, bronchitis44, burns, colds, cystitis, diarrhea, endometriosis, increasing energy, flu, gallstones, gonorrhea, hay fever, herpes, high blood pressure45, inflammation of the ear, inflammation of the iris, inflammation of the nasal mucous membrane, malaria, nasopharynx, rheumatism, skin infection/sores, sore throat, ulcers, vaginitis, viruses, and wounds.

Body System(s) Affected: Muscles and Bones, Respiratory System.

Aromatic Influence: It promotes health, well-being, purification, and healing.

Application: Apply to Vita Flex Points and/or directly on area of concern; diffuse. Apply under the nose and on each side of the nose for quick sinus relief.

Oral Use As Dietary Suppliment: Approved by the FDA for use as a Food Additive (FA) or Flavoring Agent (FL). Dilute one drop oil in 1 tsp. honey or in 4 oz. of beverage (i.e. soy/rice milk). Not for children under 6 years old; use with caution and in greater dilution for children 6 years old and over.

Blend Classification: Enhancer.

Blends With: Geranium, lavender, lemon, sandalwood, juniper, lemongrass, melissa, pine, thyme.

Odor: Type: Top Note (5–20% of the blend); Scent: Fresh, medicinal, woody, earthy; Intensity: 5.

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