Eucalyptus, radiata

(Eucalyptus radiata)

INGREDIENT IN: LeSpiceC, LeCinnamonBear

THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES: anti-catarrhal, antidepressant, antiseptic, expectorant, calming

AFFINITY FOR: respiratory system, muscular system, circulation, spleen meridian, triple warmer meridian, lung meridian, yin energy

RESONANCE: physical and emotional

PLANT FAMILY:Myrtaceae

PART UTILIZED: leaves

EXTRACTION METHOD: steam distilled

CONSIDERATIONS: Like the blue mallee variety, radiata is gentler and softer than globulus.

APPLICATION: Use exactly as you would other varieties of eucalyptus.

EMOTIONAL / SPIRITUAL / MENTAL ASPECTS: The emotional qualities of all eucalyptus varieties are similar, but this one is preferred by many for use in meditation and energy work.

PHYSICAL ASPECTS: This eucalyptus is used much the same as the globulus variety but it is reputed to be less likely to irritate the skin when used repeatedly for sore muscles. Radiata has a high percentage of cineole, also known as eucalyptol. This is the component believed to relieve colds and congestion.

GENERAL INFORMATION: Eucalyptus radiata was actually the first eucalyptus distilled commercially as an essential oil. It is commonly known as "narrow-leafed peppermintĀ," although it is a member of the eucalyptus family.

CAUTIONS: The cautions for this variety are the same as for other varieties of eucalyptus.

INTERNAL USE: See General Information in eucalyptus notes on the previous pages.