10ml essential oil
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River Red Gum will grow to a broad-spreading tree at least 15 metres tall. There are many different forms and ecotypes; some of these ecotypes will grow to 50 metres tall under ideal conditions. Most E. camaldulensis will grow with dramatically striped bark patches, showing pale grey, charcoal and occasionally, pink patches. The foliage is relatively short and narrow, and the numerous buds and fruits are also quite small.
River Reds and many other eucalypts have an ominous nickname, “Widow Maker”, as they have a habit of dropping large boughs (often half the diameter of the trunk) without warning.
Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory of Australia, used the leaves of E. camaldulensis in washes and liniments for joint and muscle pain, as a mouthwash in cases of toothache and for symptoms of cold and ‘flu. These traditional uses are consistent with the wide commercial use of Eucalyptus oils today.
Summary of uses:
- Promotes easier mental concentration and logical thought processes
- It has an inward turning, purifying and renewing quality, at the same time is invigorating and calming
- Great decongestant for the respiratory system
- Reconnects us with our breath and frees us from congestion and blockages, both physically and mentally
- Helps to relieve muscular pains and strains, as it has a cooling effect on the skin, but a deeply warming effect on muscles.
- Anti-bacterial & Anti-viral
- Used to treat burns, cuts, cold sores or infections
- Relieves pain of insect bites
- Insect repellent
- Relieves rheumatism and rheumatoid arthritis