Folk names: Blue Gum tree, Stringy Bark Tree
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(This information has been collected from Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine as well as The Herbal Academy of New England, it has NOT been confirmed by Licensed Herbalist)
WARNING: Talk to your Doctor/Medical Professional before adding any
Supplements, herbal teas, Infusions, etc.
Part of the reason that we list Medical Jargin is because many plants can interfere with or even counteract medications we already take or it can exacerbate ailments we already have.
When talking to your Medical Professional, we suggest asking what "actions" an herb might do to interfere with your health, either positive of negative. For example, if you suffer from heartburn, a Cholagogue which creates more bile may not be advantagous. Too much of a good thing, eh?
Parts Used: Leaves
Warning: Dangerous Invasive
Outside of Australia and Tasmania (with a few exceptions); Eucalyptus is an invasive. The thing that makes it so dangerous is that as whimsical as the old gum tree is, it is HIGHLY combustible. Forest and brush fires are made worse by this transplant as they are key components in the longevity and destruction of these blazes. The oil within the leaves is what is particularly volatile therefore the dried leaf is safe to burn in ritual.
Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs warns that eucalyptus taken internally can lead to liver issues as well as potential inflammation of the bile ducts.