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Essential Oils - Blue Gum - The Best Medicinal Eucalyptus Available

Linda Lee Smith

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Blue Gum (Eucalyptus globulus) is the strongest and the most common form of medicinal eucalyptus available. Normally this oil is rectified (redistilled) before use because of one component-isovalraldehyde which could trigger a strong coughing reflex. We get the oil from steam distillation of the leaves. This is a beautiful tall evergreen tree that grows up to 300 feet in height. The young trees have bluish-green oval leaves while the mature trees develop long, narrow, yellowish leaves, creamy-white flowers and a smooth, pale grey bark often covered with a white powder.

Traditionally for centuries, Australian aborigines used the disinfecting leaves to cover wounds. The leaves and the oil were used especially for respiratory ailment such as bronchitis and croup and the dried leaves were smoked like tobacco for asthma.

How Can Blue Gum (Eucalyptus globulus) Help Us Today?

Eucalyptus globulus has expectorant, mucolytic, antimicrobial, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral and anti-aging properties. Research shows that this eucalyptus is a powerful antimicrobial agent. E. globulus is useful for respiratory and sinus infections, and as a decongestant. It is good for burns, blisters, cuts, herpes, insect bites, insect repellent, lice, skin infections, and wounds. For circulation and muscles and joints, it's good for muscular aches and pains, poor circulation, rheumatoid arthritis, sprains, and rheumatism. It is also helpful for cystitis, colds, epidemics, flu, and measles. The main effect-Expectorant. E. globulus may be diluted one part essential oil to one part mixing oil or used neat on the body. Can be diffused, inhaled directly, or taken as a dietary supplement. It mixes well with rosemary, wintergreen, juniper, lavender, mint, cedarwood, citronella, geranium, tea tree, niaouli, and angelica. E. globulus is non-toxic, non-irritant, and non-sensitizing. Use with caution when taking internally.

Want to learn more about the healing properties of Eucalyptus globulus and other essential oils? Consider becoming a certified aromatherapist. Educational courses in healing energy and aromatherapy can help you understand how essential oils heal the body/mind/spirit. The Institute of Spiritual Healing & Aromatherapy teaches courses throughout the United States on aromatherapy.


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From Linda L. Smith, director of the Institute of Spiritual Ministry and Aromatherapy, Inc.


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