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Eucalyptus Leaves (eucalyptus globulus)

All our herbs come from certified organic sources or trusted wildcrafters. ENGLISH COMMON NAME: Standard: Eucalyptus Leaves Also known as; ribbon gum, shining gum LATIN NAME: Eucalyptus globulus Plant Family: Murtle, Myrtaceae PART(S) USED: The leaves and the oils extracted from steaming the leaves. Use little and take great caution if using this plant. It is very potent. OVERVIEW: The eucalyptus is an evergreen tree native to Australia but naturalized to California and the Mediterranean countries. Its leathery blue-green leaves are studded with glands containing a fragrant, volatile oil. There are many species of eucalyptus trees, but the most pleasant-smelling oil is produced by Eucalyptus globulus. People have used eucalyptus for many conditions including asthma, bronchitis, plaque and gingivitis, head lice, toenail fungus, and more. However, there is no scientific evidence to support these uses. PREPARATIONS: Keep dry. Store in an airtight container in a dry cupboard away from light. Will keep for many years. PRECAUTIONS & CONTRAINDICATIONS: Eucalyptus should not be taken by mouth. Consult a healthcare practitioner before use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, diabetic, or before surgery. Eucalyptus is not safe for children. Side effects may include nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea. Signs of eucalyptus poisoning might include stomach pain and burning, dizziness, muscle weakness, small eye pupils, feelings of suffocation, and some others. We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, especially if you are pregnant, nursing, have allergies, or are on any medications. Although most herbs are generally safe, it is recommended that you avoid self-prescribing especially when there is an underlying ongoing medical condition. This information is for educational purposes only, has not been evaluated by Health Canada, and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Reference Health Canada:http://webprod.hc-sc.gc.ca/nhpid-bdipsn/ingredsReq.do?srchRchTxt=eucalyptus&srchRchRole=-1&mthd=Search&lang=eng