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Blue gum Tree

The scientific name of Blue gum Tree :Eucalyptus globulus

Name of Blue gum Tree in different languages:-

English: Gum Tree

Malayalam: Eukkaly

Sanskrit: Thailaparna

Plant description:

It is an evergreen tree, grow to 40–70 meters tall, straight, trunk up to 2 m in diameter, with large branches,crowning and camphoraceous foliage. Bark smooth, gray, brown and peeling in long strips, rough and shaggy, and thick. Leaves are arranged alternately, drooping on flattened yellowish petioles 1.5 to 4 cm long, narrowly lanceolate, up to 30 cm long and  2.5 to 5 cm wide, mostly curved, apex acuminate, acute at base, margin entire, glabrous, thick,leathery, and shiny dark green. Flowers are single, found  at leaf base, 5 cm across, numerous, white stamens 12 mm long. Seeds are many many, irregularly elliptical, up to 3 mm long, dull blackin color. The root system deep length up to 30 meters and spreading.

Useful plant parts: Whole plant, Stem

Medicinal uses:

Used in the treatments of abscess, dysentery, dyspepsia, aryngitis, leprosy, arthritis,  bronchitis, burns, asthma, boils, flu, grippe, cold, cough, croup, cystitia, cancer,  rhinitis, sores, catarrh, diabetes, diptheria,  fever, inflammation, malaria, miasma, phthisis, sorethroat, spasms, tuberculosis, twounds, umors, vaginitis and worms infestations

Chemical content:

Quercetol, quercitrine, rutin, quercetol, hyperoside and glaucoside.eucalyptol-cineol,terpineol,  aliphatic aldehydes, isoamyl alcohol, ethanol, sesquiterpene alcohols, terpenes,Tannin, catechin and citriodorol

Medicinal Properties:

Anodyne, antiphlogistic, antiperiodic,  antiseptic, astringent,  febrifuge, hemostat, inhalant,  rubefacient, sedative, stimulant, suppurative, vermifuge, deodorant, diaphoretic, expectorant and insect repellant
One of the ingredients to prepare the Ayurvedic medicines like-

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