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Australian Eucalyptus Eucalyptus Radiata

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Botanical name: Eucalyptus radiata
Country of origin: Australia

Growing method: Wild     Plant part: Leaves
Extraction method: Steam distillation

This Eucalyptus is a colourless to pale-yellow oil with a fresh, peppery camphoraceous odour that has a pleasing citrus top note and isn't overwhelming like some other Eucalyptus species.

Therapeutic actions
Known to be Analgesic, Antibacterial, Anti-inflammatory, Antineuralgic, Antirheumatic, Antiseptic, Antispasmodic, Antiviral, Astringent, Balsamic, Cicatrisant, Decongestant, Deodorant, Depurative, Diuretic, Expectorant, Febrifuge, Hypoglycaemic, Mucolyctic, Parasiticide, Prophylactic, Rubefacient, Vermifuge, Vulnerary - making it ideal for Winter Sports Season to help keep away cold & flu viruses as well as relieving muscular aches and pains.

When to use
Best known for its use in the Respiratory System as a decongestant, Eucalyptus is fantastic for bronchitis, flu, otitis (inflammation of the ear), rhinitis and sinusitis and can be used as an inhalation or added to a cream or balm and massaged into the affected area.
Eucalyptus is not as well known for its use with the Nervous System to relieve headaches, neuralgia, sciatica, herpes (including shingles, cold sores - combine with Bergamot), delirium and exhaustion.
Or in the treatment of bites, stings, burns, blisters, cuts and wounds in Skincare.  However, it is often used in commercial repellents and comes well recommended in this area.
Eucalyptus radiata is also highly recommended in muscle rubs for sore and aching muscles - whether due to overexertion, rheumatism or flu/virus.

How to  use
Massage, compress, bath, liniment, skin care, direct inhalation, meditation, diffuser, oil vaporiser, steam inhalation.  Apply neat or add to water for washing down sick areas.

Blends well with
Basil, Cedarwood, Chamomile German, Cypress, Fir, Frankincense, Grapefruit, Geranium, Ginger, Helichrysum, Hyssop, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram, Myrtle, Peppermint, Pine, Rosemary, Tea Tree, Thyme.  

Traditional usage
Discovered by Baron von Mueller in 1853, Eucalyptus oil was used during WWI to help control a meningitis outbreak and again in 1919 for an Influenza epidemic.

Personality profile
Radiata is described as "a fragrance of newness, renewal and the seeking of new horizons" by Valerie Worwood and has the ability to encourage emotional balance, concentration and rationality and being able to centre oneself.

Energetics and subtle aromatherapy
Known as a lung tonic and is used to enhance breathing, which promotes oxygen uptake by the red blood cells.
Planet: Mercury
Element: Air
Magical Influences: Health, Purification, Healing

Safety Precautions
Do not take orally.

Sourced from
Battaglia, S. (2003).The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, 2nd Edition. The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Australia.
Lawless, J. (1995). The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Essential Oils. Element Books Ltd, UK.
Schnaubelt, K. (1999). Medical Aromatherapy - Healing with Essential Oils. Frog Ltd, USA.
Wildwood, C. (1994). Create Your Own Perfumes using Essential Oils. Piatkus, UK.
Worwood, V. (1995). The Fragrant Heavens - The Spiritual Dimension of Fragrance and Aromatherapy. Doubleday, UK.
Worwood, V. (1999). The Fragrant Mind - Aromatherapy for Personality, Mind, Mood and Emotion. Doubleday, UK.

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  • Model: AEO.EUCR
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  • Manufactured by: Essentialz

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This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 25 April, 2006.

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