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.
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