Organic Eucalyptus Essential oil

Eucalyptus globulus

Eucalyptus globulus

Eucalyptus globulus is locally known as Masala and belongs to the family Myrtaceae.It is an evergreen plant and is native to Australia. Its height ranges typically from 35 – 55 meter. Eucalyptus is cultivated in the Terai region in Nepal and is specially found in lower altitudes. The oil is extracted by steam distillation of the leaves. Its oil is very useful for medicinal and aromatherapy purposes giving mental calmness. It helps in the treatment of breathing ailments and helps in soothing the skin inflammations. The oil has therapeutic, perfume, flavoring, antimicrobial as well as bio-pesticide properties.

Harvesting season is from April till December.

Common Name: Eucalyptus

Botanical Name: Eucalyptus globulus

Botanical Family: Myrtaceae

Cultivation: wild crafted

Extraction method: Steam Distillation

Plants part: Leaves

Yield: 0.9- 1%

Local Name: Masala

 

Physical:

Aroma: Camphoraceous, sweet, woody

Notes: Top

Color : Yellow wish

Appearance: Mobile Liquid

 

Chemical:

Specific Gravity: 0.90705at 250C
Refractive Index: 1.46 at 21.60C
Optical Rotation: (-)2.06 at 250C
Acid Value: 3.579
Ester Value: 3.0461
Ester Value after Acetylating:32.5008
Flash Point: 470 C
Solubility: Insoluble in water

Chemical Family: Monoterpenes , Oxides

Terapeutic Properties:

Analgesic, Antifungal, Antibacterial, Antioxidant, Mucolytic,

 

1-8-cineole, α-pinene, p-cymene, cryptone, spathulenol

Traditional uses:

  • Medicine: The leaves and oil are used for respiratory ailments as bronchitis; while the dried leaves are smoked like tobacco for asthma. It is also used for malaria, typhoid, cholera and skin problems such as: burns, ulcers and wounds. Aqueous extracts are used for aching joints, bacterial dysentery, ring worms, and tuberculosis.
  • The Australian aborigines call it ‘kino’ and they use the leaves to cover serious wounds. The tree uses lot of water while growing and has been used to clear water from logged land and drain water from swamps where malarial mosquitos can be found.The tree was thought to prevent malaria in the past due to its draining action.
  • It is beneficial in for analgesic type pain reliever also act as anti-inflammatory and an anti-viral agent.
  • It is useful as warming oil on muscle pains, rheumatoid arthritis, sprains and to promote good circulation.
  • It is used as an insect repellent.