Eucalyptus Meaning, Healing, and Magical Uses


Welcome to the Masters’ Grimoire of Magical Herbs page for Eucalyptus. Here you will learn everything you've ever wanted to know about this herb including Eucalyptus' magical uses, Eucalyptus physical healing, and emotional healing properties, plus its use in meditation, Eucalyptus lore and legends, and much more!

Introduction to Eucalyptus


Eucalyptus has been used in Aboriginal medicine for hundreds of years alongside tea tree oil, witchetty grubs, and billy goat plums. The Aborigines used eucalyptus, or “kino” as they referred to it, to heal most wounds they encountered. When foreign surgeons saw the practice performed by Aborigines, they were amazed at how quickly wounds were healed and without any trace of infection. In magical practices, Eucalyptus is used in cleansing, protection, and healing spells and rituals. 

Eucalyptus originates from the Eucalyptus Tree, also referred to as the "Tasmanian Blue Gum." It is an evergreen tree native to the lands of Australia. Eucalyptus trees are the main source of nutrients for the native Australian animal, the koala bear. Each Koala eats approximately 200 to 500 grams of leaves per day. Eucalyptus leaves are toxic, but the Koala's digestive system is specially adapted to detoxify the poisonous chemicals in the leaves.


Eucalyptus Magical Uses and Purposes


Key Uses: Eucalyptus is an herb of abundance and rejoicing in our achievements. Eucalyptus encourages taking advantage of opportunities that come our way. Make the most of a period of good fortune, whilst also preparing for when that luck may change. When you have radiant positive energies, use them toward your purpose, taking action to complete your goals while you are your most determined and optimistic self.   

There is some debate as to which planet rules over Eucalyptus, but it has come to be associated predominately with Venus or the Moon. It is a feminine herb, carrying intense Water and Air elemental energies. Eucalyptus is often used in spells to bring good fortune and abundance, but also to banish or cleanse negative energy. 

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Healing with Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus Physical Health Benefits


Eucalyptus helps to ease cold and flu symptoms by working as an expectorant and helps cleanse your body of toxins and harmful microorganisms that can make you feel sick.

A few drops eucalyptus oil with some coconut or olive oil gives your hair a nice moisturizing pick-me-up. This is especially great to ward off dandruff and an itchy scalp.

Eucalyptus is also used as a natural remedy for lice in the replacement of chemical treatments.

Excellent body cleanser to remove grease and grime from your workday and can also rejuvenate sore hands and feet.

Effective at treating sinus and allergy issues including sinusitis.

It has naturally anti-microbial, anti-viral, and anti-bacterial properties.Studies have found that eucalyptus oil and its primary compound, 1,8-cineole, is a potent antimicrobial. (1)

Eucalyptus not only kills bacteria and protozoans, but also viruses and fungi, such as mold and mildew. Mix eucalyptus with other oils like clove and tea tree oil to cleanse the air and maintain a mold-free home.

Use in soaps, detergents, mop water, toilet cleaner, window cleaner, etc. 

Eucalyptus is an effective odor remover. Wash items to remove odors with a wet rag soaked in eucalyptus oil-infused water, and place outside to dry in the sun. This can prevent odors as well as keep the shape intact!

Put a few drops into your vacuum and clothes dryer filters to freshen them up and sanitize them a little.

Removes spots on your carpet, clothes and basically every fabric you have in the house. It even works to get gum off your shoes!

Highly effective for treating respiratory problems, such as asthma, bronchitis, COPD, pneumonia and even tuberculosis. Using eucalyptus for asthma is a proven treatment that dilates the blood vessels and allows more oxygen into the lungs. (2)

Has antimicrobial and antiseptic properties that are effective at treating wounds, burns, cuts, abrasions, sores and scrapes.

Eucalyptus also helps in reducing inflammation. Make it into a salve or healing ointment and put on bug bites, stings, and bruises. It also reduces pain and swelling. (3)

Spiritual Healing with Eucalyptus


Eucalyptus is used to bring fresh energy to a situation, to heal regrets and worries, and to relieve mental exhaustion.

It is an excellent herb to use when someone or something is bothering you.

It is often blended with other healing herbs to bring relief from physical or emotional concerns.

The leaves are also greatly useful in healing. When dried they’re used in healing poppets, pillows or sachets to attract healthy vibes.

Anointing oils of Eucalyptus are excellent for cleansing ritual tools.

The protective magick of Eucalyptus is short-lived, but very potent.

It removes negative influences from the immediate surroundings.

Unlike some other protective herbs, Eucalyptus gently creates a barrier without attacking or constraining others.

Eucalyptus leaves are commonly used in purification magic. They can be burned to represent air, and cleanse a person, place or space.

The leaves are also commonly used in protection magic. It can be burned during a cleansing or added to healing spells, but dried leaves can be added to wards to keep unwanted influences at bay.

It can also be used for: bringing joy, helping to overcome blockages, and reconciling difficulties in relationships.

Emotional Healing with Eucalyptus


Eucalyptus has a balance of both masculine and feminine energies. Being associated with both Mercury and Venus, it is an herb that increases physical strength whilst also providing intuitive spiritual growth.

Eucalyptus has potent magical energy. It offers short bursts of intense vibrations that can help to enhance any meditation or spell. However, although powerful, its energies do not last long. Use Eucalyptus when you need a quick burst of positive magickal energy or to help enhance other magical herbs. 

Eucalyptus for Chakra Healing

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Eucalyptus is prescribed for treating imbalances of the Throat and Heart Chakras. 

When the Throat Chakra is in balance, we can express what we think and what we feel. We can communicate our ideas, beliefs, and emotions. When the throat chakra is in balance and open, we can bring our personal truth out into the world. We have an easy flow of energy within the body and spirit. The energy that springs upward from the sacral chakra through the solar plexus can continue its path enabling free expression of the values and needs. 

When the throat chakra is out of balance, the physical symptoms may include sore throats, tight jaws, stiff neck, and headaches. When it is out of balance spiritually you might find yourself habitually lying, feeling fear and doubt about the intentions of others, or find yourself stammering or at a loss for words. You will likely have feelings of being isolated and misunderstood. You may well have symptoms of other chakras being out of balance. This is caused by the throat chakra blocking the energy flow from the other centers.


The Heart Chakra is located near the center of the breastbone. It regulates our interaction with the external world. It controls what we embrace and what we resist. It gives us the balancing ability to keep neither too aloof nor too involved in the world around us. It heart chakra location balances our inner being – our “self” with our environment. When it is in balance we are relaxed accepting, and interact easily with others and with the demands of the world. We also know when our needs are being compromised and we easily find a balance between external and internal needs. We can deal with the ebbs and flows of emotional relationships, understand their cyclic nature, and accept the changes.



Color Energy of Eucalyptus


Eucalyptus is a part of several different color rays due to its dramatic color variation. The Eucalyptus tree is one of the few herbs that vibrates with multiple color rays. The color rays for Eucalyptus are scarlet (a mix of red and orange color rays) and white. 

Scarlet combines the energy of the pure red ray and the exuberance and joy of the orange in a precious gift of nature. Scarlet is the color of strength and vitality, both physical and spiritual. Use Scarlet crystals when you need protection from physical harm. Travelers, watchmen, and all who have occasion to fear personal harm from attack or misfortune are well advised to use a scarlet crystal to focus their efforts at self-protection.

Use herbs and crystals of the scarlet color ray in efforts to overcome fear and improve self-reliance. They are the herbs and crystals of victory, success, and skill. When your challenge is physical, and you need to focus and multiply your physical strength and stamina, use an herb or crystal with the scarlet ray of influence.

Athletes, soldiers, workers, and all for whom physical strength is vital can benefit from the scarlet color ray. Workout efforts can be enhanced and an overall increase in vitality will be observed with careful use of scarlet crystals and herbs. 

White is the color of cleanliness, purity, unity, and innocence. But these are fairly modern meanings and by no means universal.

White herbs and crystals bring us introspection.The timeless, natural powers of white rays are those of the moon. White is the color we see when the moon reflects the sun’s light to us. White is the color of natural cycles. It is the color of beginning and endings.

White is the color of the feminine gender, manifested as the Goddess in many cultures, and, as such, the color of the world of birth, and regeneration. It is a cool color of the night, the sleeping world, and it offers us the best guide to the hidden world beyond understanding, just as the moon is our only illumination in the dark world of night.

White is the color of the full moon reflected on a snow-covered field. It is cold, but a sleeping cold reflecting great heat.

The White color ray is the color of contradictions and opposites. It is the color of freedom and the color of hope.


Angels Associated with Eucalyptus

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Eucalyptus is associated with Terathel, Protector and Ruler of the dates

August 2-6 and the astrological sign of Leo. It is also associated with Tzakmaqiel, Master of the 17th Tarot Card "The Star", and the angel, Umabel, Protector and Ruler of the dates January 21-25 and the astrological sign of Aquarius.

Consider using Eucalyptus in conjunction with these angels or during these dates to help enhance intuition and confidence and to dispel negativity. 


Eucalyptus and the Goddess

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Eucalyptus is sacred to Selene and Venus.

Venus, the Roman goddess of love, sexuality, beauty, and fertility. She is often compared as the Roman counterpart to the Greek Goddess, Aphrodite. Along with the associations of love, Venus was also identified as the goddess of the fields, vegetation, and victory. Like Aphrodite, she was born from the severed genitals of Uranus, appearing as a grown woman from the sea foam. She is the governess of military victory, sexual success, good fortune, and prosperity.

Selene, in Greek Mythology, is the Goddess of the Moon and she is often depicted in her moon chariot illuminating the heavens. She is often associated with Artemis, goddess of wild animals, hunting, vegetation, and childbirth and Hecate, goddess of magic, crossroads, witchcraft, and the Moon. Selene, however, is the only goddess to be portrayed as the personification of the Moon itself. Dedicate altars, spells, and rituals to Selene to bring in energies of the Divine Feminine and to encourage psychic intuition. 


Eucalyptus Birth Herb


Eucalyptus is one of the birth herbs for those born on January 15, February 11, February 20, March 26, April 12, April 29, June 5, August 9, September 28, October 5, and December 3. Those with birthdays on these dates will find they have special attraction to eucalyptus and the magical energies of eucalyptus may be dominate in their personality traits.


Eucalyptus I Ching Hexagram


Eucalyptus is governed by Hexagram 55, Having It All.  Key energies are: “Affluence, wealth, plenty, fertility, abundance, luxury, opulence, profusion, lushness, and bountifulness. ” (4). 


Eucalyptus Astrological Sign


The zodiac sign associated with Eucalyptus are Leo and Virgo (5)(6). In Moon Astrology Eucalyptus is associated with the Mansion of the Alchemist and the Mansion of the River.


Uses of Eucalyptus in Feng Shui

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Eucalyptus brings Metal Energy to Feng Shui practices.

Metal energy is the energy of intelligence, contraction, healing, and creativity. It is the energy of togetherness and crystallization – of ideas, concepts, and groups. It is hard, sharp, and often destructive, yet an essential element in all lives. We have to be sharp, unyielding, and hard at times to find our way without being a victim of others. The metal element brings the power of concentration and determination to our lives and our dwellings.

Metal energy is traditionally associated with the northwest and west areas of a home or room. It is associated with the Helpful People and Blessings, and Travel area of your life and dwelling, and with the Creativity and Children area.


Uses of Eucalyptus in Talismans and Amulets


Eucalyptus is used to make talismans and amulet for needs including: Intellectual,

Balance, Relationships, Success, Development, Dexterity, Discipline, Dealing with Disillusionment, Genius, Gold, Industriousness, Innovation, Intelligence, Knowledge, Learning, Logic, Avoiding Mistakes, Objectivity, Openmindedness, Order, Organization, Patience, Perception, Planning, Precision, Sticking to Principles, Quest, Reason, Intellect, Diligence, Tenacity, Reciprocity, Overcoming Selfishness, Selflessness, Serendipity, Generosity, Abundance, Encouragement, Brotherhood, Cooperation, and being Bountiful.


Using Eucalyptus in Divination

se Eucalyptus in Divinations for abundance, finding balance, gratitude, and thoughtful manifestation while preparing for change.


Meditation with Eucalyptus

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“That which attains the place in which it belongs is sure to become great. Therefore follows the idea of abundance.” (7)


Lore and Legends of Eucalyptus

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The name of the tree derives from the Greek word “eucalyptus” meaning well covered in reference to the trees membrane covered flowers.

Known to be used by the Australian Aborigines to heal wounds and fungal infections. They refer to it as “malee.”

The eucalyptus is a holy tree for the Aboriginals. For them, it represents the division of underworld, Earth, and heaven. The eucalyptus leaf also has a purifying effect, as negative energy disappears in the place where you burn a eucalyptus leaf.


In Australia, the eucalyptus has been the tree of folklore where children sing of the “kookaburra in the gum tree.” Where also children and aborigines, enjoy the sweet flakes of the manna gum. It is also the main food for the Koala Bear.

Some seeds, having been sent to France in 1857, were planted in Algiers and thrived exceedingly well. Trottoir, the botanical superintendent, found that the value of the fragrant antiseptic exhalations of the leaves in treating fevers associated with marshy districts far exceeded the amazingly powerful drying action of the roots on the soil.

Five years after planting the eucalyptus, one of the most marshy and unhealthy districts of Algiers was converted into one of the healthiest and driest. As a result, the rapidly growing eucalyptus trees are now largely cultivated in many temperate regions with the view of preventing malarial fevers.

The essential oil of eucalyptus used in medicine is obtained by aqueous distillation of the fresh leaves.

The ingredient of ‘catheter oil’ is used to sterilize and lubricate urethral catheters.

In 1890, eucalyptus was introduced into China by the Italians and the French as an ornamental tree. China now has the second largest planting of eucalyptus in the world.

Eucalyptus is used in Ayurveda for its expectorant and topical applications to relieve headaches due to colds.


Nicole Farmer

Nicole is a Certified Crystal Master, Crystal Herb Master, and Master of the Tarot. She has been working with crystals, herbs, and the tarot for over 10 years.  She is the co-author and teacher of the Crystal Master Herbalist Course offered by the Crystal Guild. Nicole is a Florida native and has been with Crystal Vaults for over 7 years.

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