Derived from the Greek ‘eu’ (meaning “well”) and ‘kalyptos’ (meaning “cover”) and initially referencing the well covered ‘cap like’ pods of the Eucalyptus tree from which the beautiful fluffy bloom explodes in season. Native to Australia, the Eucalyptus genus presents in hundreds of varieties. In SA, a variety we came to call the Blue Gum tree, gained popularity somewhere between 1850 – 1870 when it was used to dry up marshlands to eliminate malaria. Supersalve’s all-care balm contains this wonderful curative, which mosquitoes avoid to this day.
The “Anti” in Eucalyptus Drives it Far and Wide
Initially, Eucalyptus was used in hospitals for its antiseptic properties and for inhalants, deodorants, lozenges, soaps, makeup and mouthwashes. It’s no wonder Eucalyptus oil became known as a ‘cure-all’.
With a veritable quiver of ‘anti’ properties, the potent ‘arrows’ of Eucalyptus are a great all-natural defense in treating skin problems such as acne, open wounds, minor burns, ulcers and even neuralgia. For that we have its antipyretic, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, antiseptic, antispasmodic and antibacterial properties to thank. This is one time when ‘anti’ really is a fabulous thing!
Supersalve’s Super Success
Not that everything can be laid at the door of the potent Eucalyptus tree, but its work in Supersalve is what makes it so perfect for a wide variety of our aches and pains. Our arthritic knees love it, psoriasis collapses under its strength and infused through the skin, muscles and joints seem to drink it in too. Supersalve comes into its own for insect bites and sunburn so, never be without some in the holiday luggage.
Supersalve’s perfect 7 Ingredients: Calendula, Camphor, Comfrey, Eucalyptus, Grapeseed Oil, Hypericum and Rosemary perfectly balanced in an aqueous cream base, is readily absorbed by the skin. Go ahead and rub it in everywhere except near the eyes!