Science of Herbs

Eucalyptus Globules

Eucalyptus Globules

Common Name: Taila patra, Sugandha patra
English Name: Tasmanian or Southern Blue Gum
Botanical Name: Eucalyptus globules Labill.
Family: Myrtaceae

Description: Blue Gum Tree is an evergreen plant. It grows from 30 to 55 meters tall. Its trunk is smooth and grey-white in the upper part, and rough and deeply furrowed near the base. The leaves are leathery in texture, hang obliquely or vertically, and are studded with glands containing a fragrant volatile oil. The flowers in bud are covered with a cup-like membrane (whence the name of the genus, derived from the Greek eucalyptos well-covered), which is thrown off as a lid when the flower expands. The fruit is surrounded by a woody, cupshaped receptacle and contains numerous minute seeds.

Chemical Constituents: The main chemical components of eucalyptus oil are a-pinene, b-pinene, a-phellandrene, 1,8-cineole, limonene, terpinen-4-ol, aromadendrene, epiglobulol, piperitone and globulol.

Properties: Eucalyptus oil may have antibacterial action on pathogenic bacteria in the upper respiratory tract. Research indicates the analgesic properties of this essential oil. Relieves pain. This oil exhibits antibacterial activity against cariogenic (tooth decay-causing) and periodontopathic bacteria. Eucalyptus oil extract is said to implement the innate cell-mediated immune response.

Used in the following MAXIN product:

  • Blackseed cold rub