Eucalyptus globulus is also known as Blue Gum, Blue Gum Tree, Eucalyptus, Fever Tree. The Eucalyptus globulus is native to Australian continent. It is most commonly known as Eucalyptus. The Eucalyptus tree can now be found growing in many different regions of the world. It is one of the fastest growing species and one of the tallest trees in the hworld. In the wild, some Eucalyptus trees can reach the height of 40 feet tall. The Eucalyptus species grows in variety of places, climates and soils.
These trees have a vast network of roots. Its bark is bluish white colored and eaisly peels off. Its leaves are glossy and bluish green colored. Eucalyptus is well known for its fragnance that is found in the Eucalyptus oil. Eucalyptus leaves are harvested and the aromatic oil is extracted for different purposes. Eucalyptus oil is used in different balms, soaps and herbal remedies. It also helps to heal wounds, asthma and bronchitis. The Eucalyptus globulus species have been naturalized in many countries. Some of them are Algeria, Brazil, France, Spain, Portugal and India. There are four sub species of the Eucalyptus globulus. They are E. globulus tree, E. globulus maidenii tree, E. globulus pseudoglobulus, and E. globulus bicostata.
Eucalyptus trees are used for reforestation because they grow quickly. They are not a good choice for every landscape since these trees require lots of space. The Eucalyptus wood is used in a variety of manufactures, such as paper industry, wood oil, railway sleepers, honey, soap making and parfumery industry. Herbal remedies made from the Eucalyptus oil are used to treat fevers and different kinds of infections. It also treats colds, flu and sore throats. In the last half century there have been extensive research of the Eucalyptus oil. Eucalyptus trees are among the most benefical trees in the world to humans and wildlife.
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