Commonly used for treating:
Acute Bronchitis, Burns, Catarrh, Colds, Coughs, Cuts, Fevers, Hay Fever, Lethargy, Rheumatic Pain
One of the tallest trees in the world, with well over 500 species, it originated in Australia and later grew in Tasmania where it is also known as the Blue Gum tree as well as the Fever tree because of its antiseptic qualities. It is now grown in California, Spain and Portugal.
The leaves, which are leathery in texture, are studded with glands which contain the fragrant oil. These silvery blue-green leaves produce a pale yellow oil, which has a camphorous cool smell. The aborigines traditionally used the leaves to heal wounds and fight infection and also to relieve muscular pain.
The tree was made known to Europe in the mid-nineteenth century by a German botanist called Baron Ferdinand Von Muller, who was the director of the botanical gardens in Melbourne, Australia during 1857-1873. Von muller believed that the oil resembled Cajeput oil and suggested it could be used as a disinfectant. In the last century the tree has become popular as a source of timber and to add soil drainage in wetlands in addition to the wonderful essential oil it provides.
The main constituent of this oil is the antiseptic eucalptol. Combined with its antiseptic and antiviral agents it is helpful for a number of conditions. Best known for its effects on colds, catarrh and sinus clearing qualities. Excellent for soothing muscular aches, pains and sprains, also helps heal abrasions. Good for bronchitis, flu and asthma. Frequently used in saunas to cleanse the atmosphere. Popular ingredient in the pharmaceutical industry for inhalants and also found in a number of preparations such as decongestants and cold medicines.
Always use diluted. Keep out of reach of children. For external use only. If ingested seek medical help. Can irritate if used undiluted. Store in a cool dark place. There may be other cautions not listed.
About TheraPRO Essential Oils:
Essential oils are the subtle, aromatic and volatile liquids extracted from the flowers, seeds, leaves, stems, bark and roots of herbs, bushes, shrubs and trees, through distillation.
TheraPro Essential Oils, Blends and Fusions are created from 100% pure essential oils carefully selected from around the world. The Blends and Fusions are combined to produce specific aromatherapy effects. All TheraPro Essential Oils are packaged in a glass bottle that comes with a removable reducer insert for easy "drip" dispensing and a black plastic tamper proof cap.