|Latin Name:||Eucalyptus globulus|
Description: There are literally hundreds of varieties of Eucalyptus. Eucalyptus globulus is the most commonly available and familiar species, but there are about 15 varieties of Eucalyptus available to the aromatherapy market. It is important to know which species of Eucalyptus you are purchasing as each one has slightly different chemistry and therapeutic use.
Eucalyptus globulus is high (about 70%) in the oxide 1,8 cineol and as such, is preferred for treating congested, lower respiratory illnesses, such as:
- phlegmy cough
- cold symptoms
- pneumonia (especially when used in conjunction with Tree Basil, Ocimum gratissimum)
Contraindications: Eucalyptus globulus can be a skin irritant. Dilute properly. Avoid use of this oil on younger children and babies due to the presence of the small amount of the ketone carvone.