Benefits of Eucalyptus Oil

26/09/2013 admin Essential Oil Profiles


What is the Genus Species? Eucalyptus globulus

Where is the name derived from? Eucalyptus comes from a Latin word “obliquus” meaning “oblique”” referring to the base of the leaf where the two sides of the leaf blade are of unequal length.

Why is this information so important? Its not, it’s just a fun fact!

What Part of the Plant is Used? Leaves (all of the species written about on this page).

What is the ORAC Value? 2,400 µTE/100g. E. Citriodora has the highest ORAC value.

Why be bothered with this number? ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity. It tells you the antioxidant capacity of a food item. Antioxidants have shown to reduce the risk of age related conditions and cancer! This was developed by the USDA researchers. For instance: Spinach = 1,260; Clove = 1,078,700. Wow! The number for clove is NOT a typo!

Most Interesting Historical Reference?

Did you know that on Cook’s 1777 expedition, David Nelson collected a species of eucalyptus to bring back to the British Museum in London?

What are the Plant Properties? Anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-aging, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic, antiseptic, deodorant, insecticidal, mucolytic and expectorant.

What are the Documented Benefits and Uses of Eucalyptus? respiratory and sinus infections, viral infections (herpes), Candida, acne, bronchitis, rheumatism and arthritis, muscle aches and pains, diabetes, measles, migraines, ulcers, wounds, ear inflammation and iris inflammation.

What is the Aromatic Affect on the Mind? Its fresh and earthy aroma promotes emotional and physical healing and well being.

What is the Spiritual Influence? The uses of eucalyptus include spiritual transformation as well! The species of eucalyptus brings relationships into the light. This includes the relationship to our self, to others, to our work, and the divine.

It will ask us to look at our patterns that hold us back. Or help us see the ones that come forward when we are around our family or if our buttons are being pushed! As we become aware of this, we are able to bring much needed change and harmony to our relationships.

What Chakra is Affected? Promotes opening of the solar plexus and heart chakras.

What is the corresponding Chakra Color? Green. E. bicostata is blue.

How do I use it?

Use diluted – 50:50 dilution (one part essential oil: four part of vegetable oil). Then,

  • Apply several drops (2-4) on location
  • Apply to chakras/vitaflex points
  • Diffuse, or
  • May be used as a dietary supplement (E. globulus only).

Good oil for the First Aid Kit? No

Can this oil be used for Pets? Yes, our uses of eucalyptus include pets! But as always use caution and always dilute the oils. It is good for congestion (E. radiata) and fleas.

What are the Safety Precautions? First, only use therapeutic grade essential oils when wanting healing results! Because it is approved as a Food Additive (FA) by the FDA, food grade eucalyptus oil is readily available on the market. Please remember, these are not the same oils and are often adulterated (changed).

One of the reasons the uses of eucalyptus are vast is because it is generally regarded as safe (GRAS).

Although it may be used as a dietary supplement, it is advised not to use it in this manner for children under 6 years of age.

Do not use these oils with homeopathic remedies, as it will cancel out the effects.

Essential Oil Trivia?

Did you know that a 2% solution of eucalyptus oil will kill 70% of airborne staph bacteria? This was recorded by Jean Valnet, MD. As a matter of fact, Dr. Valnet ran out of antibiotics during World War II and found that essential oils were a great substitute! He figured out uses of eucalyptus cause he didn’t have another choice!

Did you know that Eucalyptus trees have been planted in parts of North Africa to try to assist with the spread of malaria?

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