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Eucalyptus radiata leaves

Eucalyptus Radiata, Organic


Pure, Therapeutic Eucalyptus Radiata essential oil, also called Narrow Leafed Peppermint, Organically Grown

Botanical name : Eucalyptus radiata

Extraction method / Source : Steam distillation of the leaves

Aroma : Pungent eucalyptus odor

Note classification :  Top       Odor Intensity :  5

Key constituents : 1.8 Cineole (65-70%), Alpha Pinene, Limonene

Plant description : Botanical family : Myrtaceae        Indigenous to Australia, Eucalyptus radiata is a deciduous tree commonly known as Narrow Leafed Peppermint. The tree grows 90-150 feet in height and produces long glossy green leaves and soft yellow flowers.  The gray-brown bark sheds in long, fibrous ribbons.  It is now grown commercially in some parts of Africa.

Regions of Production :  South Africa

Growing Practices :  Organically farmed.  Leaves are tested for purity after harvesting.

Properties :  Analgesic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-neuralgic, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, astringent, balsamic, cicatrisant, decongestant, deodorant, diuretic, expectorant, febrifuge, hypoglycemic, rubefacient, vermifuge, vulnerary   (Battaglia, 2003).        Please refer to the Glossary for terms which may be new to you.

Uses / Benefits : Respiratory or sinus infections, viral infections. Soothes cough and promotes restful sleep.  Combine with Bergamot to treat herpes infections. This eucalyptus species is indicated for children with respiratory congestion.

Fragrant influences: Energizing, clears the mind. Promotes a sense of well being, purification, freedom.

Modes of Administration : 1) Diffusion, 2) Direct inhalation, often used in a nasal inhaler, 3) Add to carrier oil or lotion for massage of sore muscles, 3) Dilute with carrier and apply to upper lip or chest to relieve congestion 

Safety : Not for internal use. Non-toxic, non-irritating, non-sensitizing. Avoid if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, if you are epileptic, or if you have high blood pressure.

Blends well with : Pine, Thyme, Lavender, Rosemary, Marjoram, Cedarwood, Lemon.

History / Fun Facts : Eucalyptus Radiata is one of several Eucalyptus trees which were introduced to some parts of Africa to combat malaria. Presence of the trees in large numbers repels many insects, and in particular the mosquitoes which are carriers of malaria. The trees are now also grown commercially.

TIMELESS Essential Oils guarantees the purity and quality of all our therapeutic essential oils.  Current Certificate of Analysis is available upon request. 


References :

Althea Press, Essential Oils : Natural Remedies, 2015. Althea Press, Berkeley, CA.

Battaglia, SalvatoreThe Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, Second Edition, 2003. The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Brisbane, Australia

Cooksley, Valerie Gennari, Aromatherapy: Soothing Remedies to Restore, Rejuvenate, and Heal, 2002. Prentice Hall Press, New York, NY.

Cooksley, Valerie Gennari, Aromatherapy : A Holistic Guide to Natural Healing with Essential Oils, 2015.  Floramed Publishing, The Woodlands, TX.

International Fragrance Research Association, http://www.ifraorg.org/en-us/standards (January 5, 2016)

Schnaubelt, Kurt, The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils : The Science of Aromatherapy, 2011. Healing Arts Press, Rochester, VT.

Tourles, Stephanie L, Hands On Healing Remedies, 2012. Storey Publishing, North Adams, MA.

United States Food and Drug Administration, HHS, 182.1  Substances That Are Generally Recognized as Safe, 182.20 Essential oils, Oleoresins (solvent-free), and natural extractives (including distillates), http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/CFR-2012-title21-vol3-sec182 (January 28, 2016)

Notice : This information is for educational purposes only. It has not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any condition or disease, and should not take the place of evaluation by a qualified health professional. Although we strive to provide information which is accurate and up to date, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or completeness of this information.

Precautions : Pure essential oils are highly concentrated plant extracts. Do not use them undiluted, or in the eyes or mucus membranes. If applying an essential oil to the skin, always dilute it with a proper carrier oil and test on a small patch of skin before applying to a large area. Do not take them internally except under the direction of a qualified professional trained in Aromatherapy. Always familiarize yourself with the safety, contraindications and proper preparation of each essential oil before use. Note that when using essential oils for children and the elderly, very low concentrations should be used. Keep all essential oils away from children and pets.  

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