Eucalyptus Citriodora, Essential Oil
Latin Name: Eucalyptus citriodora Hook.
Part of plant: Leaves
Aroma Character: Grassy, citronella-like
Blends Well with: Basil, Marjoram, Black Pepper
Eucalyptus Citriodora Properties: Anti-inflammatory, sedative, analgesic; against rheumatism, against infection.
Eucalyptus Citriodora Indications: Arthritis, rhematism, rhematic polyarthritis; high blood pressure; shingles; bladder inflammation, vaginal inflammation.
Eucalyptus Citriodora Main Properties: Citronellal, citronellol, geraniol.
Eucalyptus Citriodora Contraindications, side effects: None known for normal dosage.
Eucalyptus, Lemon is an attractive, tall, evergreen tree with a smooth dimpled bark, blotched in grey, cream and pink, cultivated as an ornamental. The trunk grows fast, straight and to considerable height, and is used for timber. The young leaves are oval, the mature leaves narrow and tapering.
Eucalyptus, Lemon is used traditionally for perfuming the linen cupboard by enclosing the dried leaves in a small cloth sachet. During the last century it was regarded as a good insect repellent, especially for cockroaches and silverfish.