Eucalyptus Oil is obtained from the leaves and the branches of the Eucalyptus tree, Eucalyptus globulus', also known as the fever tree. A steam distillation process is used to extract the oil from the tree parts, and some 110 pounds of the plant material is required to produce about two pounds of oil. Eucalyptus oil is used as a remedy for Skin Problems and Fevers. Modern Herbalists rely on the oil to treat these conditions as well as Colds and other Respiratory Ailments.
The principal active ingredient in Eucalyptus Oil is "Eucalyptol" which has strong germicidal and disinfectant properties. It also functions as a Diuretic, Lowers Blood Sugar and helps to relieve Coughs and Fevers. Eucalyptus oil is an effect analgesic and is often used in preparations designed to Relieve Muscle, Nerve and Joint Pains. On a psychological level, it helps to combat Exhaustion and Dispels Mental Sluggishness.