eucalyptus is a large genus of more than 660 species of shrubs and tall trees in the myrtle family (Myrtaceae). It is native to Australia, Tasmania, and nearby islands. People in Australia usually call eucalypti gum trees or stringybark trees. Many species are grown as shade trees or in forestry plantations all over the temperate parts of the world. Eucalyptus trees are one of the most valuable groups of trees in the order Myrtales from an economic point of view.
Eucalyptus trees grow quickly, and many species get very tall. The giant gum tree, also called the mountain ash (Eucalyptus regnans), is found in Victoria and Tasmania. It is one of the largest species and can grow up to 90 meters (300 feet) tall and 7.5 meters (25 feet) around (24.5 feet). Many species keep shedding the dead outer layer of bark in flakes or strips, while other species have bark that is thick and smooth. Most species have leaves that stay green all year long.
The leaves are leathery and often hang sideways or vertically. When the flower opens up, the petals come together to make a cap. The capsule fruit has a cup-shaped receptacle made of wood. Inside are many tiny seeds. Mottlecah, also called silverleaf eucalyptus, may have the biggest fruits, which are 5 to 6 cm (2 to 2.5 inches) in diameter (E. macrocarpa).
Eucalyptus is a tree that always stays green and is often used as medicine. Even though this popular tree is from Australia, it now grows in many places around the world. It has long stems, round leaves that are hard to digest, and bark that tastes like gum.
But eucalyptus leaves can be used to make a tea that is safe to drink. Also, the leaves can be used to make an essential oil that can be put on the skin or inhaled.
◉ High in antioxidants- The antioxidants in eucalyptus leaves, especially flavonoids, protect your body from damage caused by oxidative stress and free radicals. Flavonoids like catechins, isorhamnetin, luteolin, kaempferol, phloretin, and quercetin are the main flavonoids in eucalyptus. Diets that are high in these chemicals may help prevent some cancers, heart disease, and dementia.
◉ May relieve cold symptoms- Eucalyptus has a chemical in it called eucalyptol, which has been shown to help with nasal congestion, coughing, and headaches caused by the common cold. It may also help asthma, but more research is needed to be sure
◉ May treat dry skin - By adding more ceramides to the skin, eucalyptus may help dry skin. Ceramides are a type of fatty acid found in your skin. They keep your skin's barrier and moisture in place. People with dry skin, dandruff, or skin conditions like dermatitis and psoriasis tend to have lower levels of ceramides.
◉ May reduce pain - There are many anti-inflammatory chemicals in eucalyptus, such as cineole and limonene, which may help ease pain. A 3-day study of 52 people who had knee replacement surgery found that inhaling eucalyptus oil dissolved in almond oil for 30 minutes every day made a big difference in how much pain they felt and how high their blood pressure was compared to inhaling pure almond oil.
|Product Name||Eucalyptus Leaf.
|Country of Origin
||Originally from Australia. Packaged in the USA.
|Taste & Aroma
||Very powerful intensely aromatic with a mix of menthol, citrus, and pine.|
|Shelf Life & Storage
||Shelf Life is about 2 years.The best way to store them is in a cool, dark place with a lid that keeps out air.|
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