eucalyptus

part of plant used: 
leaf
botanical name: 
Eucalyptus radiata / globulus
alternative names: 
Australian fever tree, Blue gum tree
eucalyptus

Rich in essential oil Eucalyptus is a powerful anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-spasmodic, stimulant restorative that acts powerfully on respiratory mucus membranes and skin. It’s qualities of cool, dry and moist, pungent and a bit bitter make it a wonderful astringent too. In my creams it works to reduce heat and to clear congestion and infection from injured areas.