Eucalyptus trees have been introduced in the Roman Countryside in the mid-19th century to favor the territory rehabilitation and land reclamation activities, since they were considered useful to keep mosquitoes away and to absorb stagnant water. Still today, they have a windbreaking function and form green belts.
Eucalyptus honey is produced in Decima Malafede Nature Reserve (RomaNatura). This variety of honey is very dense, with an amber color often shading to grey, a woody fragrance and a strong aroma recalling dried mushrooms.
Honey, a source of simple sugars, is a highly energetic food and sweetener. Moreover, these qualities combine with the beneficial qualities of the eucalyptus essential oils: balmy, expectorant, antiseptic, and anticatarrhal. It is recommended for the classical winter uses against colds.