Eucalyptus, Tasmanian Blue Gum Tree
Latin name: Eucalyptus globules Labill. (Myrtaceae)
Sanskrit/Indian name: Tailapatra, Sugandhapatra
The dusty blue-green leaves of the Eucalyptus are refreshingly aromatic. The attractive, peeling bark also carries the familiar fragrance for use in closets, drawers, or anywhere you want to add a fresh scent.
It is believed that leaves have therapeutic properties as asthmatic, decongestant, soothing, expectorant: and anticatarrhal.
The flowers of Tasmanian blue gum produce copious volumes of nectar resulting in strongly flavoured honey.