Eucalyptus Oil Medicinal Properties
The essential oil of eucalyptus is obtained from the leaves and branches of the eucalyptus tree, Eucalyptusgktbulus. A steam distillation process is used to extract the oil from the tree parts, and some 110 pounds of plant material is required to produce about 2 pounds of eucalyptus oil.
The medicinal properties of eucalyptus oil were most likely first discovered by the Aborigines, the native inhabitants of Australia (where the tree originated). They used the oil as a remedy for skin problems and fever; not surprisingly, the eucalyptus tree has long been called the "fever tree." Modern herbalists rely on eucalyptus oil to treat these conditions, as well as colds and other bothersome respiratory ailments.
The oil is a fine decongestant and has strong germicidal and antibacterial effects. Eucalyptus essential oil stimulates the nervous system and promotes concentration. Combined with lemon oil in a diffuser, it is ideal to use when the psyche is affected by mental exhaustion and listlessness. 4 drops eucalyptus oil 2 drops lemon oil