Essential Oils - Eucalyptus
Eucalyptus is a difficult oil to classify, as there are over 700 different species! Of those 700, at least 500 produce an essential oil, and these oils can be categorized into medicinal oils, industrial oils, and oils for perfume.
Medically, eucalyptus has been used to treat burns, insect bites, muscular aches and pains, poor circulation, asthma, coughs, colds, flu, and headaches.
Eucalyptus oil is extracted by steam distillation from the fresh or partially dried leaves and twigs.
SAFETY DATA – Externally non-toxic, non-irritant when diluted.; should not be taken orally unless in a properly prepared and approved product like a cough drop; as little as 3.5 ml of pure eucalyptus has been reported as fatal if ingested.
Sourced from The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils : The Complete Guide to the Use of Oils in Aromatherapy and Herbalism