Eucalyptus Radiata, Organic
Pure, Therapeutic Eucalyptus Radiata essential oil, also called Narrow Leafed Peppermint, Certified Organic
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 (Current Certificate of Analysis available upon request)
Shelf Life: 5 years or more if stored in an airtight container away from heat and light.
Plant description : Botanical family : Myrtacaceae 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.
Modes of Administration : 1) Diffusion, 2) Direct inhalation, often used in an 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
Eucalyptus Aromatherapy Inhaler is a convenient way to manage nasal congestion on the go. This eucalyptus species can be used by both adults and children with respiratory congestion. Simply remove the cover, hold inhaler 3 - 4 inches from the nose, and inhale deeply of the essential oil aroma. Replace cover securely to conserve essential oil. Easily refillable with Pure Therapeutic Eucalyptus Radiata essential oil. Aromatherapy inhalers are not intended to replace medical treatment, but may be used as adjunct therapy.
Fragrant influences: Energizing, clears the mind. Promotes a sense of well being, purification, freedom.
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.
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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.