Eucalyptus Radiata - Eucalyptus radiata

Lighter in smell than the Eucalyptus globulus (the most commonly found Eucalyptus) less likely to trigger cough reflex with breathed in as an inhalation. A good choice for respiratory infections.

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County of Origin Australia
Therapeutic Properties Analgesic, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, anti-rheumatic, anti-septic, anti-viral, decongestant, expectorant, mucolytic
Botanical Family Myrtaceae
Chemical Family Monoterpenes, Oxides
Approx. Shelf Life 3 years
Plant Parts Leaves
Note Classification Top
Method of Extraction Steam Distilled

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History: Eucalyptus Radiata is also known as Narrow-Leaved Peppermint. The young trees have oval bluish-green leaves while the mature trees develop long, narrow, yellowish leaves, creamy-white flowers and a smooth, pale grey bark. Eucalyptus leaves are the favourite food of Koalas, and have been used as traditional medicine by the aboriginal peoples of Australia. Eucalyptus Radiata is preferred over Eucalyptus Globulus because it is less harsh.

Characteristics: A top note with a strong aroma, Eucalyptus Radiata Essential Oil has a crisp, clean, camphoraceous aroma with citrus and floral back notes.

Clinical Studies:

Indications: Used for acne, sinus problems, asthma, bronchitis, catarrh, coughs, sore throat, mouth infections, arthritis, muscle aches and pains, muscle injuries, sprains, influenza, colds, fever, cystitis, vaginitis, headaches and nervous exhaustion. 

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Subtle Aromatherapy:

Mode of Administration: Aroma lamp, bath, diffusor, inhaler, light bulb ring, liquid candle, massage, mist spray, steam inhalation.

Safety: Avoid if you have high blood pressure or epilepsy. For external use only, this is considered toxic if taken internally. Dilute before use; may cause skin irritation in some individuals, so a skin test is recommended prior to use. Avoid contact with eyes.

 

References:
Battaglia, S.  The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy. The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Australia, 2005
Tisserand R. Young R.  Essential Oil Safety, second edition.  Churchhill Livingstone, UK, 2013
Sheppard-Hanger S. The Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual.  Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy, USA, 2000
Caddy R. Essential Oils in Colour.  Amberwood Publishing, UK, 2005
Lawless J. The encyclopaedia of Essential Oils.  Element Books Limited, GB, 1992
Caddy R. the Essential Blending Guide.  Amberwood Publishing, UK, 2007
Weaver W.W. Sauer’s Herbal Cures.  Routledge, UK, 2001
World Wide Web Encyclopeadia Britannica. USA, 2014
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Safety Considerations:
        Do not take essential oils internally.
        Do not apply to eyes, sensitive areas or mucous membranes.
        Do not apply undiluted to skin (for directions on proper dilution refer to an aromatherapy text).
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        Pregnant women, nursing mothers and children should not use essential oils without first consulting a healthcare provider.
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    Eucalyptus Radiata - Eucalyptus radiata

    Lighter in smell than the Eucalyptus globulus (the most commonly found Eucalyptus) less likely to trigger cough reflex with breathed in as an inhalation. A good choice for respiratory infections.

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