Properties: Eucalyptus Essential Oil is traditionally known to have anti-fungal, anti-viral, antiseptic, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and antispasmodic properties. It is well known for its stimulating effect and recognizable fragrance. In Aromatherapy, when Eucalyptus Essential Oil is inhaled it is said to be effective at relieving the symptoms associated with the common cold and coughs associated with congestion. It is also used in soaps, detergents and sometimes in perfumes.
Botanical Name: Eucalyptus globulus
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Parts Used: Twigs and Leaves
Largest Producing Countries: Eucalyptus oil is produced in many countries but the largest producing countries are China, Spain, Brazil, Chile, Swaziland, South Africa and Australia.
Interesting Facts: Eucalyptus gets its name from a Greek word which meant “well covered”. It is the calyx that covers the flower well and this name from that connotation. It is the most ancient native medicine of Australia. It was used as rubs, inhalants, as cleaners and disinfectants. David Nelson on one of the expedition brought this species to be placed in the British Museum in London.