River Red Gum
Eucalyptus – River Red Gum
Botanical Name: Eucalyptus camaldulensis Family Mytaceae
- Improves breathing
- Boots Immunity
Historical and Traditional Uses
Traditionally used by Indigenous Australians for thousands of years for; cough, cold, flu, bronchitis, asthma, sinusitis, pneumonia, sore throats, asthma, ear infections and for its antiseptic properties. Reputed to have strong antibacterial and antiviral properties, it was applied to reduce the symptoms of cold sores and genital herpes. Research indicates it seems to have a strong affect on strains of Streptococcus bacteria.
Historically applied in a liniment for pain, headaches, neuralgia, arthritis, inflammation, and to improve circulation. On the skin it has been used as an antiseptic to treat injuries, cuts, wounds, blisters, cold sores, shingles and mild burns.
In Traditional Chinese and European Herbal Practice it was considered a very powerful aid to clear too much wind- heat and lung phlegm. It was also considered to tone the Chi and improve breathing whilst also promoting the uptake of oxygen by the red blood cells.
Indigenous Australians would cleanse a space of bad energies or spirits, or places where there has been conflict by burning (smudging) eucalyptus leaves throughout the space.
The oil is excellent for energetically clearing a space and to aid meditation. Helping us to be open hearted, restoring optimism and vitality it offers us cleansing and renewal, lifts our spirit and grants us the vision to see new horizons.
- Inhalation: Aroma diffuser, steam inhalation, direct, bath
- Bath, compress, antiseptic wash and household cleaners
- Add to massage oil or liniment for pain
Aroma: A light surprisingly sweet clean, refreshing perfume without the usual woody undertone of Eucalyptus.
Origin: Far North Queensland
Method of extraction: Steam Distilled Hand harvested from the wild by Rare Earth Oils
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