What Does Eucalyptus Mean?


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Amman Aamir Profile
Amman Aamir answered
The eucalyptus is a native tree of Australia, where it is sometimes called the "gum tree" or "string-bark" tree. It has now been introduced into Europe, Algeria, Egypt, India, South America and the southern United States.

The eucalyptus is one of the most striking trees in appearance. Its leaves are leathery and hang down vertically in most cases. The trunk is tall and straight, and grows at a remarkable pace. Saplings of the eucalyptus tree have been known to grow as much as 4 meters in a single year! In height, a eucalyptus can even equal the giant sequoias of California. There are eucalyptus trees that are nearly 140 meters tall.

The eucalyptus is an extremely ? amount of moisture, so it is often planted in swampy regions. By drawing water out of mosquito-infested swamps, it can actually help fight malaria in certain regions of the world.

One of the most remarkable things about this tree is that it actually provides man with a medicine. The leaves are dotted with pores that hold a straw-colored oil, which smells something like camphor oil. This is eucalyptus oil. This oil is sometimes given to patients to be inhaled to clear the nasal passage.

Eucalyptus oil is also used as medicine internally. It has an effect on the kidneys, and it also depresses the nervous system so that it slows up breathing. It has even been used by surgeons as an antiseptic as well.

The wood of this tree is adaptable and durable. Eucalyptus wood is valuable in building docks and ships, and it is in great demand for the interiors of houses because it can be given an attractive, highly polished finish.
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Evelyn Vaz answered
Eucalyptus is basically a varied type of trees. The eucalyptus comprises of nearly 700 species. These plants are mostly found all over Australia. While in a very less number they are found in neighbouring parts of New Guinea and Indonesia and one as far north as the Philippines.

Eucalyptus are proved to be very economical since they are they give many attractive characteristics. They are mainly used for making ornament, timber, firewood and pulpwood. The fast expansion of this plant makes it very suitable as windbreaks. Eucalyptus oil is easily accessible as steam distilled from the leaves. This is mainly used for cleaning, deodorising, and in very little quantities in food supplements; in particular sweets, cough drops and decongestants. This oil even comprises of insect repellent properties, and is also very much used as an ingredient in some marketable mosquito repellents.

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