Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus globulus

Blue Gum tree, Stringy Bark Tree

Native to

Australia

A majority of the Witchlist's Garden include naturalized species that now live across the globe, for history's sake we include it's nativity.


Parts Used

  • Leaves (the oil in them specifically)

Medicinal Actions

Note: This information is for historical and ceremonial use only, this information is not FDA-regulated or approved. When considering the Medicinal properties, do not forget that the species, application, and parts used are critical. And please read all warnings.

  • Analgesic: Pain reliever

  • Anti-Inflammatory: Reduces inflammation/swelling

  • Expectorant: Promotes the secretion of the gunk in your respiratory system, typically used to treat coughs

  • Rubefacient: Causes redness in your skin

Divinities & Mythos


Plant Energies

Over the course of millenia, various religions, physical sciences, diviners and star gazers, etc. have come to assign energies. This is perfectly synopsized by JD Walker in A Witch's Guide to Wildcraft:

Plants can be hot, cold, wet, or dry. They are assigned to or governed by one of seven (or nine [by including the Moon and Sun], depending on your outlook) heavenly bodies. People assigned these characteristics based on where a plant grew, what it looked like, and what effect it had on the humans and animals that came in contact with the plant.

  • Planet(s): Moon

  • Element(s): Water

  • Gender: Feminine

  • Chakra: Throat

Warning: Dangerous Invasive + Liver

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.

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Magical Properties

  • Cleansing

  • Dream

  • Healing

  • Mental Clarity

  • Protection

  • Purification

  • Relieves Worry

  • Revitalization

  • Sleep

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 advantageous. Too much of a good thing, eh?