Essential Oil Profile: Eucalyptus staigeriana

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Eucalyptus staigeriana is an uncommon essential oil, so little information is available on it as a whole essential oil.  Due to the lack of information on the therapeutic applications of E. stageriana, we can look at its chemistry in-order to extrapolate some of the potential applications for this beautiful and gentle lemon-scented essential oil. It differs from Eucalyptus citriodora, which is rich in the aldehyde citronellal. Citronellal, unlike citral, has a much harsher potent lemon aroma.

The main components according to one of the few papers available on its chemistry are: limonene and citral. We will explore research on each of these components to further our understanding of the potential applications for E. stageriana.

Therapeutic actions                                                                           Analgesic, antibacterial, anticarcinogenic, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant, antiviral, anthelmintic, anxiolytic, immune modulatory, sedative, skin penetration enhancer

Relieve inflammation massage oil

1 oz/30 ml Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis)

7 drops Eucalyptus staigeriana

5 drops Helichrysum (Helichrysum italicum)

2 drops German chamomile (Matricaria recutita)

Blend all essential oils into the jojoba oil and pour into a 1 oz bottle. Gently massage a small amount into area/s where needed

by Jade Shutes, BA, Dipl. AT, Certified Herbalist

Image:  E. staigeriana by John Moss/WikiMedia Commons

The full article appears in the Summer 2013 issue of the International Journal of  Professional Holistic Aromatherapy (IJPHA-Vol. 2, Issue 1).  To subscribe visit http://www.ijpha.com.

Disclaimer                                                                                                                                                   The editor/publisher does not accept  responsibility for the opinions, advice, and recommendations of its contributors.  Furthermore, the IJPHA accepts no    responsibility for any incident or injury to  persons or property resulting from the use of any method, products, instructions or ideas contained within this publication.

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