Botanical Name: Eucalyptus globulus
Common Names: Blue Gum
Format: Dried Leaf, Cut and Sifted
Medicinally, Eucalyptus is known as antimicrobial and expectorant.
Magically, Eucalyptus is associated with purification, healing, and reconciliation.
Eucalyptus is probably most famous for feeding koalas and opening nasal passages. It can be brewed as a tea but I actually love to use it for external cold care. I will mix it into a tea bag to throw into my tub. I will boil it on the back of the stove if we’re all stuffy while doing schoolwork. And I’ll infuse it into a balm to rub onto our feet and chests when we’re sick. It is one herb that has earned its spot in my Essential Family Care Tool Kit. Best uses are as a tea, balm, steam, soak, and spell component. The protective magic of Eucalyptus is short-lived but very potent. It removes negative influences from the immediate surroundings. Unlike some other protective herbs, Eucalyptus gently creates a barrier without attacking or constraining others.
If your parents treated your cold with Vick’s Vaporub when you were a child, you know the powerful and pungent scent of Eucalyptus Leaf, which also goes by the scientific name Eucalyptus globulus and colloquially as the “blue gum tree.” Although all species of Eucalyptus are native to Australia, not all have been successfully cultivated outside of that country or have been equal usefulness as medicinal herbs; Eucalyptus globulus however is the most widely cultivated species outside of Australia, and virtually all dried Eucalyptus Leaf comes from this species. (It has in fact become an invasive species in California.)
Eucalyptus Leaf is just that, the leaf of a tree rather than an herb in the technical sense, but traditionally, people of Asia, Australia and Oceania have found it no less useful. Fresh c/s Eucalyptus leaf is steamed in order to extract the essential oil; the strong scent of the oil extracted from this natural herb is claimed to be therapeutic and is pleasing to some. However, it is not pleasing to insect pests.
Most commonly, dried or powdered Eucalyptus Leaf is brewed up as an herbal tea.
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