We’re now happy to present, as part of your Everyday Home Kit, Eucalyptus Radiata ssp. radiata, not to be confused with Eucalyptus citriodora citronnellalifera or Eucalyptus dives Piperitoniferum. Someone should be sued for those long names.
Most of our information is from our Aromatherapy course from the AMCC.
What is it and What does it Eat in Winter?
Eucalyptus radiata ssp. radiata cineoliferai is, thank goodness, also called Eucalyptus australiana – because, you guessed it, it comes from Australia. If I got the #358 Aromatherapy course content right, there are about 8 species or types of eucalyptus when it comes to essential oils.
Properties of Eucalyptus Radiata
- Very useful in the event of an influenza epidemic, for its antiviral properties.
- It is used as a balm or gel to rub the chest, back, or soles of the feet. It thus acts in two ways: transcutaneous and inhalation.
- Many observations report that a few drops every day by friction (during an epidemic), is enough to avoid the flu.
- In case of ear pain, we put a few drops on a cotton ball that we place in the ear.
- Can also be used as an aerosol to disinfect the premises, like Citrus Limon which we saw last month in our blog series.
Anti something? Yes!
Indicated in cases of asthenia – that’s a fancy word for very very tired; Bronchitis; ENT infections (we saw you can put it in the ear, albeit not directly); Flu (also as a preventive, with a whiff); Vaginitis; Cystitis; Leucorrhoea – those last three cases are more private we’ll move on.
Know that it’s not recommended for patients with asthma by inhalation or diffusion, due to its eucalyptol (1,8-cineole) content. Not sure the connection but it sounds like a good advice. Other tips: don’t drink the bottle content, it’s very dangerous. Also don’t open the bottle at all to get the whiff at the store if you want to try it – they’ll make you pay for it! (unless it’s a tester). Tried and true.
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