Eucalyptus globulus

Eucalyptus globulus “Southern blue gum” or “Blue gum” in English, “Eucalyptus commun ou Gommier bleu” in French, belongs to the Myrtaceae botanical family.

It is a tree that grows in forests and can reach up to 90 or 100 m high. Native to Australia, it is cultivated worldwide in areas with a subtropical or Mediterranean clilmate.

Its essential oil is used for catarrhal conditions, and teas made with its leaves are used in bronchitis and inflammation of the throat.

Eucalyptus globulus’ essential oil (1.5 to 3.5%) is mainly constituted of cineole, but also pinene and aromadendrene.

  • English name Eucalyptus
Eucalyptus globulus