Eucalyptus globulus essential oil is steam distilled from the leaves of myrtle shrubs and trees and is known for its fresh, woody scent. Historically, eucalyptus leaves were used to bind up serious wounds and were known to prevent infection and promote faster healing.
Eucalyptus is known for its analgesic, antibacterial, anticatarrhal, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antiviral, diuretic, expectorant, insect repellent, and stimulant properties.
Eucalyptus is commonly known to help support the body when dealing with asthma, bronchitis, carpal tunnel, cataracts, congestion, dysentery, emphysema, fever, high blood pressure, hypoglycemia, jet lag, kidney stones, measles, migraines, neuralgia, neuritis, pain, shingles, sinusitis, spina bifida, strep throat, tennis elbow, and tuberculosis.
Aromatically, eucalyptus is known to promote a sense of health, well-being, purification, and healing. Other common uses for eucalyptus include acne, allergies, burns, flu, inflammation, sore throats, and viruses.
Would you like to learn more about eucalyptus essential oil? See the Reference Guide for Essential Oils for more information about this and many other pure essential oils.
Source: Reference Guide for Essential Oils, 2014 Edition, p. 68–69