Eucalyptus has long been praised for its antibacterial, antiseptic, and aromatherapeutic properties. Did you know it’s one of the most beloved plants and oils around the world? Eucalyptus isn’t just a plant that is used here in the United States where EuroSpa Aromatics is located, but virtually everywhere. It’s a popular plant, to say the least!
Here are some of the ways that eucalyptus is used on different continents around the world:
Eucalyptus in Australia
There are more than 700 species of eucalyptus and most of them are native to Australia. These species range in size from small plants to towering trees! Australian aboriginal populations are the first to discover amazing the health benefits of eucalyptus.
Eucalyptus oil is harvested for medicinal purposes or use in aromatherapy, the tree’s bark is used to make paper, and the wood is used for timber. It’s quite the well-rounded plant!
Eucalyptus in Asia
Eucalyptus seeds were first imported to the continent of Asia in the 1860s. Because the eucalyptus tree grows quickly, it is often grown in plantations and used to replace more endangered trees when making furniture, homes, or fuelwood. The leaves can also be used to dye silk.
Eucalyptus trees are commonly grown in Asia to be used for wind protection and shade for other species of plants and crops.
Eucalyptus in Europe
In Italy, eucalyptus trees are used as windbreaks and are well-known for producing aromatic, unique honey. The trees thrive in the southern Italian climate, so they are a very common sight in that area. In Greece, eucalyptus trees are plentiful and their oil is used in many pharmaceutical products and in leather production.
Eucalyptus is a hardworking plant, that’s for certain. We especially love eucalyptus for its natural antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic, exhilarating, decongestant, and expectorant properties. You can fall in love with eucalyptus, too! Try our aromatherapy diffuser set, our invigorating 100% Pure Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist, or one of our infusions today!