Botanical Family: Myrtaceae (myrtle)
Plant Origin: China
Extraction Method: Steam distilled from leaves
Key Constituents: 1,8-Cineole(Eucalyptol) (58-80%), Alpha-Pinene (10-22%), Limonene (1-8%), Para-Cymene (1-5%), Trans-Pinocarveol (1-5%), Aromadendrene (1-5%), Globulol (0.5-1.5%)
Historical Data: For centuries, Australian Aborigines used the disinfecting leaves to cover wounds. Shown by laboratory tests to be a powerful antimicrobial agent, E. globulus contains a high percentage of eucalyptol (a key ingredient in many antiseptic mouth rinses). Often used for respiratory system. Eucalyptus has been investigated for its powerful insect repellent effects (Trigg, 1996). Eucalyptus trees have been planted throughout parts of North Africa to successfully block the spread of malaria. According to Jean Valnet, MD, a solution of 2 percent eucalyptus oil sprayed in the air will kill 70 percent of airborne staph bacteria. Some doctors still use solutions of eucalyptus oil in surgical dressings.
Medical Properties: Expectorant, mucolytic, antimicrobial, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, antiaging.
USES: Respiratory/sinus infections, decongestant, rheumatism/arthritis, soothe sore muscles.
Fragrant Influence: Promote health, well-being, purification, and healing.
Application: Dilute 1 part essential oil with 1 part V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex or other pure vegetable oil; (1) apply 2-4 drops on location or abdomen, (2) apply on chakras and/or Vita Flex points, (3) inhale directly, (4) diffuse in diffuser or humidifier, or (5) take as a dietary supplement.
Found in: Dentarome Ultra Toothpaste, Ortho Sport Massage Oil, R.C.