Metaphysical Properties Of Eucalyptus
Official Name: Eucalyptus spp. globulus
Other Names: Blue Gum Tree, String Bark Tree
Metaphysical Powers: Healing, Protection
Common Magickal Uses and Folklore of Eucalyptus
- Stuff the leaves in a healing poppet and carry them to maintain your health.
- Hang a small branch or twig of eucalyptus over a sickbed to make someone better.
- To relieve colds, ring green candles with the leaves and pods and burn them to the candle holder, visualizing them as completely healthy.
- Carry the leaves for protection.
Please do not use it on the faces of small children.
The eucalyptus tree is a large, fast-growing evergreen that is native to Australia and Tasmania. The tree can grow to 375-480 feet (125-160 meters). Eucalyptus leaves are long, slender, oval in shape, and taper to a point, averaging 7-10 centimeters in length. The surface of the leaves is leathery, waxy, and has a grey to bluish-green hue. The leaves grow in an alternate pattern facing downwards and are covered in oil glands. Eucalyptus leaves are intensely aromatic with a mix of menthol, citrus, and pine. They impart intense flavors that are bitter and warm that finish with a cooling sensation on the palate.