Pagan Blog Project E is for Eucalyptus
Eucalyptus is a feminine herb associated with the Moon, the element of Water, and the deity of Isis.
It is also known as blue gum or Tasmanian blue gum, and as Australian fever tree.
The strong scent of eucalyptus makes it a natural insect repellent, and probably contributes to its reputation for driving away negativity.
Magickally eucalyptus is used for protection and for healing.
Burning the leaves on charcoal, as an incense, will purify an area and drive out any negative influences.
The leaves can also be carried with oneself, or left around one's home for protection and to keep away negativity.
Magickally eucalyptus is mainly used in healing spells, because of its many healing properties.
Make a healing poppet for yourself and stuff it with eucalyptus leaves. Carrying it with you will maintain your good health.
Once someone is sick, hanging the plant over their bed encourages healing.
You can also make a ring with the leaves and the pods of the plant, place the ring around a green candle, and burn the ring while visualizing a cure. This releases healing vibrations and hastens recovery.
Keeping pods of eucalyptus under your pillow wards off the common cold, while wearing a necklace of the green, immature pods will heal a sore throat.
As always, any information here is not meant as a substitute for medical advice. Please contact your medical professional with any and all health concerns.
The scent of eucalyptus is especially good for clearing away congestion-both physical and emotional. Tying a sprig in the shower, while you take a hot shower clears congestion and makes breathing easier.
Eucalyptus can also be used as a liniment for bruises and muscle sprains and pains.
The leaves of the plant can be used to make a tea that functions as a diuretic. This has also been said to help shrink and/or prevent tumors.
Applying eucalyptus oil to the skin helps mend wounds and fever blisters, and to clear the skin from outbreaks such as acne and eczema.
Eucalyptus has a variety of healing uses due to its multiplicity of curative properties and its potency. Use it with caution as a little goes a long way, though in this time of cold and flu season that is easier said than done.
Personally, I have been leaving eucalyptus in water in my crock pot, set on low. The extra moisture in the air, and the faint scent of eucalyptus have pretty much ended the congestion I was waking up with every day.