Eucalyptus leaf, c/s – 1 ounce


Eucalyptus Leaf, cut and sifted

1 ounce

sourced from Frontier Herb cooperative

2 in stock


Eucalyptus leaf – cut and sifted, 1 ounce – sourced from Frontier Herb Cooperative
Common Names:  “Eucalypts”, “Gum Trees”, “mallees”, “mallet”, “marlock”, “Apple Box”,
Taphonomy/Taxonomy: Plantae; Angiosperms; Eudicots; Rosids; Myrtales; Myrtaceae; Eucalyptus. Over 700 Species.

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We offer for sale Eucalyptus leaf, cut and sifted; Eucalyptus 100% pure essential oil

Common Uses:  Commonly used for lumber, abstracting oil for cleaning, a natural insecticide, draining swamps, as windbreaks, erosion control, ornament, firewood, pulpwood, fencing, and controlling malaria. It is highly effective against mosquitoes. All parts of the tree is used to make dyes for silk and wool by processing the plant part with water forming a yellow through orange, green through tan, chocolate through deep rust-red coloring. The Eucalyptus is an Excellent tree used to cut down on carbon dioxide as Eucalyptus absorbs 300 kilograms a year. The entire tree is a cash crop for South Africa, Peru, and Timbuktu. Some pulpwood is used to make paper. The wood is often used to make the Australian aborigines instrument called the Didgeridoo. They are also commonly planted for shade and ornamental uses.

Culinary Uses:  Eucalyptus oils are very toxic, but Eucalyptus is a primary food source for some marsupials such as the koalas and some possums. The flowers provide a lot of nectar to birds, bats, possums, and insects but not utilized by humans for food except to produce high-quality mono-floral honey. Small amounts of the oil are used in sweets and cough drops.

Medicinal Uses: Natural insecticide. The oil, while toxic in high quantities in lower levels is a very powerful natural disinfectant, cleaning, deodorizing, sweets, cough drops, toothpaste, and decongestants.

Folklore and History: Surviving on this planet for over 50 million years, the Eucalyptus is a very ancient tree that is primarily found in Australia. “Eucalyptus” comes from the generic Greek words ευ (eu) which means “well” and καλυπτος (kalyptos) which means “covered” as “well covered” relating to the operculum of the calyx that conceals the tree’s flower. The tree has gained notable attention throughout the world by environmentalists, scientists, and watershed developers because they are fast-growing sources of wood containing oil that has industrial and commercial uses. Also with its ability to drain swamps for watershed issues, development, and the control of malaria. It was Sir Joseph Banks on Captain Cook’s 1770 expedition that introduced the Eucalyptus to the rest of the world. By Cook’s 1777 voyage, a crewmate named David Nelson collected some Eucalyptus samples from Southern Tasmania which was taken to the British Museum in London which led to its naming.

  Bibliography and Recommended Reading:

  • Baurley, Thomas: ~ “Eucalyptus; 2011.
  • Brooker & Kleinig: A Field Guide to Eucalypts, Volume 1.
  • Flora of China. obtained in 2011 from website.
  • Encyclopedia of Life: ~ “Eucalyptus blakelyi; obtained in 2011 from website.
  • Euclid: ~ “Eucalypts of Southern Australia; obtained in 2011 from website.
  • Plant Net: Eucalink – A Web Guide to the Eucalypts ~ Eucalyptus blakelyi; obtained in 2011 from website.
  • Walker, Karen; Burrows, Geoff; McMahon, Lynne: Bidgee Bush – an Identification guide to common native plant species of the south western slopes of New South Wales”.
  • Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia ~ Eucalyptus blakelyi; obtained in 2011 from website.

Additional information

Weight 1.1 oz
Dimensions 2 × 2 × 1 in


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