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The dried leaves of Eucalyptus globulus (family Myrtaceae), the blue gum or Australian fever tree.


Herbal medicine
An evergreen, the volatile oil of which contains eucalyptol and cineole, pinenes, sesquiterpene alcohols and others. It is antiseptic and expectorant, and is commonly used as a steam inhalant for asthma and respiratory infections and to soothe oral mucosae, and used topically for dry skin and dandruff.


n Latin name:
Eucalyptus globulus; parts used: branch tips, leaves, essential oil; uses: in Ayurveda, pacifies kapha and vata doshas (pungent, bitter, light, oily), decongestant, antioxidant, antibacterial, antispasmodic used to treat IBS, gallstones, kidney stones, cystitis, CNS stimulant, aromatherapy; precautions: avoid mucous membranes; patients with severe renal, hepatic or gastric conditions; patients taking amphetamines, barbiturates, insulin, antidiabetics. Also called
blue gum, fever tree, gum, nilgiri, red gum, stringy bark tree, tailparna, or
Tasmanian blue gum.
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genus of Australian trees in the family Myrtaceae, widely planted throughout the world. Two species E. cladocalyx (sugar gum) and E. viminalis (manna gum) may contain toxic amounts of cyanogenic glycosides. Called also gum trees.

Eucalyptus melanophloia
host tree larvae of Australian sawfly (Lophyrotoma interrupta) which may poison sheep and cattle. Called also silver-leaf ironbark.
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As there is little information documenting invasive populations of blue gum in Southern California, the possibility of this beetle species having any potentially negative impact on already noninvasive populations was not reviewed for the purposes of our article.
Analysis of the dried quality of a number of hardwood species, including messmate, black butt (Eucalyptus pilularis), Sydney blue gum (Eucalyptus saligna), mountain ash (Eucalyptus regnans), jarrah (Eucalyptus marginata), and shining gum, demonstrated that a low degree of MW wood modification does not provide any significant difference in the quantity and sizes of checks between MW-pretreated and control samples after drying under similar conditions (Harris et al.
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About 40,000 acres (> 16,000 hectares) of blue gum were planted in California between 1856 and the 1930s (Butterfield 1935), extending from Humboldt County in the north to San Diego County in the south, with best individual growth and survival occurring in the coastal fog belt in the vicinity of San Francisco (Burns and Honkala 1990).
Carbon Energy and Arcadia will partner in the development of Carbon Energy's 300 MW Power Station at the Company's proposed Blue Gum Energy Park, located adjacent to the Bloodwood Creek coal resource.
To study the effects of MW wood modification on wood structure, properties, process parameters, and the configuration of MW applicators, the following wood species were used: radiata pine (Pinus radiata), Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga taxifloria), Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis), messmate (Eucalyptus obliqua), mountain ash (Eucalyptus regnans), blue gum (Eucalyptus globulus), Sydney blue gum (Eucalyptus saligna), shining gum (Eucalyptus nitens), yellow stringybark (Eucalyptus muellerana), jarrah (Eucalyptus marginata), karri (Eucalyptus diversicolor), black butt (Eucalyptus pilularis), Paulownia (Paulownia fortunei and Paulownia elongata), and oak (Quercus robur).
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Two species monitored -- Sydney blue gum (Eucalyptus saligna) and river red gum (E.