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||Australia, but now widely cultivated
||The Australian blue-gum tree grows
to heights of nearly 300 feet. Called 'Kino' by Australian
Aborigines who used the leaves medicinally. It is renowned
for its decongestive properties.
||Steam distillation from the leaves
||Penetrating, strong, medicinal,
||Analgesic, Anti-bacterial, Anti-fungal, Antiseptic,
Anti-spasmodic, Anti-viral, Deodorant, Diuretic, Expectorant,
Febrifuge, Mucolytic, , Rubefacient, Stimulant, Tonic, Vulnerary,
Decongestant, Anti-parasitic, Balsamic, Vermifuge, Neuralgic,
Anti-rheumatic, Cicatrisant, Anti-Catarrh
||Invigorating, stimulating, refreshing, cooling,
emotionally balancing, clears the mind and aids concentration
||General gastrointestinal stimulant, antibiotic,
disinfectant, expectorant, cough suppressant - a common
component in many cough and cold remedies; antibacterial,
antimicrobial, antitubercular and antiviral properties are
well-substantiated. Has been used against some intestinal
parasites and as an antimalarial. Can be used as a room
sanitizer (10 drops per 60ml of water, used as a spray).
Can be applied as a rub to ease headaches; has been used
to soothe and disinfect cuts and minor burns.
||Steam inhalation, chest rub, room
spray, bath, sauna, massage, diffuser
||Balancing, Cleansing, Stimulating
||Best avoided during pregnancy, if you have
epilepsy or high blood pressure and with small children.
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