This large shrub, which has nothing to do with the famous beverage despite its misleading name, was discovered by naturalists accompanying Cook on a voyage down the Endeavour River (1772-1775). They named it after the fact that they used it as a substitute for tea, finding it fragrant and invigorating.
Main aromatic molecules: Monoterpenols, including terpineol-4 and α terpineol, monoterpenes, sesquiterpenes, monoterpene oxide including 1,8-cineole or eucalyptol.
Producing organs: Leaves.
Yield: 1 kg of essential oil per 100 kg of leaves.
Equivalence: 1 ml → 34 drops (dosage calculated for a calibrated dropper European Pharmacopoeia).
Extracts from the book ’Aromatherapia – All about essential oils’, by Isabelle Pacchioni, watercolors by Patrick MORIN, Aroma Thera Editions . Extracts from the book ’41 essential oils essential for treating yourself differently’ and ’48 essential oils which every home needs to be healthy’ by Isabelle Delaleu and Isabelle Pacchioni, Publications of the Mandadori France group. Botanical illustrations by Agathe Haevermans.
The properties, benefits and method of use are given for information; they cannot in any case constitute or replace medical information that only health professionals can provide. For any use of essential oils for therapeutic purposes, please consult your GP or pharmacist.