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 the globular eucalyptus is known for its benefits against respiratory diseases. Its vast forests have given Australia the nickname of “the land of blue fogs”.
Similarly, they are sometimes referred to in our climates as “blue gum trees”. 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 eradicating tropical fevers such as Malaria. The nickname “fever tree” continues to be used in some parts of Italy.
Its essential oil is found in many pharmaceutical products for respiratory use, such as tablets, suppositories, syrups and inhalations. Known for its clean air, the globular eucalyptus leaves were burned in patients’ rooms.
All respiratory diseases (Bronchitis, flu, colds…) / Coughs / Dermatitis of bacterial origin
For any respiratory disease and anti-infective action, combine with essential oils of Thyme, Wild Pine, Fine Lavender or Clove.
It takes about 50kg of leaves to obtain 1kg of essential oil.