From the Greek eu, meaning well, and calyptos, hidden cover, referring to its botanical particularity: even after flowering, the stamens of the flowers remain enclosed in the chalice.
There are a multitude of eucalyptus species (about 600) and lemon eucalyptus, essentially anti-inflammatory, is one of the 3 main varieties used, along with globular and radiate, rather recommended in respiratory diseases.
Discovered in Australia at the end of the 18th century, it only arrived in the south of France a century later, but the Aborigines had always used it in their medicine. Used for multiple medicinal purposes by Australian aborigines, eucalyptus was also used until the end of the 19th century to dry out swampy areas in subtropical regions.
Thus, tropical fevers have been eradicated, such as Malaria. The nickname “fever tree” continues to be used in some parts of Italy.
Joint or muscle inflammation, rheumatism / In case of urinary tract infections / Hypertension / Shingles, fungal infections, skin disorders / Mild insomnia, stress / Skin irritations and bites.
– To treat shingles, combine with essential oils of ravintsara, peppermint or exotic basil.
– For joint and muscle problems, combine with essential oils of juniper or lying wintergreen.
– Combine with an essential oil of lemon, mandarin and petitgrain to soothe the bites.
It takes about 50kg of leaves to obtain 1kg of essential oil.