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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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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.
Figure 6 shows ruptured ray cells in radiata pine and blue gum wood.
Don White of CSIRO Forestry and Forest Products has found big differences between the eucalypt species in pre-dawn leaf water potential; these show yellow gum and coastal mort experience considerable water stress while Sydney blue gum and river red gum do not.
If the wasp behaves like the wasp we released for the blue gum psyllid, it will reproduce across the state,'' he explained.
E globulus is the Tasmanian blue Gum and has a thicker crown while E Gunnii, the cider gum, is one of the most common in Britain.
With its pale blue bark and attractive light pink heartwood, blue gum has attributes which make it appealing to a wide variety of users.
Mvelaphanda Exploration can also earn a 50% interest in two adjacent properties by funding the construction of a plant for the nearby Blue Gum Diamond Deposit.
The four domestic base-rate (70c) stamps depict the Golden Wattle Acacia pycnantha, Tasmanian Blue Gum Eucalyptus globulus, Waratah Telopea speciosissima and the Common Heath Epacris impressa.
She is heavily constructed of one and one-eighth-inch celery top pine planking on laminated blue gum frames with eight-inch centres, and has heavy stringers and deck beams.
We continue to work towards the development of a 150 to 300MW UCG plant and the establishment of Blue Gum Energy Park.
He entered stud at Blue Gum Farm in Victoria in 1997 for a fee of AEUR8,500, which he kept for three seasons.