Eucalyptus Smithii Essential Oil
Latin Name: Eucalyptus smithii
Part of plant: Leaves
Aroma Character: Fresh, typical cineole eucalyptus
Blends Well with: Cajeput, Basil, Cedarwood
Eucalyptus Smithii Properties: Against infection, expectorant, against colds; stimulating; derivant, analgesic, against rheumatism.
Eucalyptus Smithii Indications: Complaints in throat-nose-ear area and uro-genital region; rheumatism; asthenia.
Eucalyptus Smithii Main Components: 1-8-cineole, alpha-pinene.
Eucalyptus Smithii Contraindications, side effects: Avoid internal and external use for infants and small children, with the exception of spraying the air.
The name Eucalyptus come from the Greek word 'eucalyptos', meaning 'well covered', because the flower buds are covered with a cup-like membrane which is thrown off as the flower expands.
Eucalyptus Smithii, commonly known as 'gully gum', 'white iron bark' and also Smith's gum after HG Smith, Australia's foremost pioneer of Eucalyptus essential oil. This species is widely grown in Southern Africa where the leaves are harvested for oil production.