Eucalyptus Eucalyptus globulus
Medicinal Uses & Benefits of Eucalyptus
How to Use: Eucalyptus
Eucalyptus opens the lungs and encourages breathing, clears clogged nasal passages and bronchial congestion making eucalyptus one of the best known cold remedies. Eucalyptol, one of its main constituents, is found in many over-the-counter cough drops. Eucalyptus oil is also a good pain reliever for sore muscles and arthritis pain.
Preparation Methods & Dosage :Eucalyptus leaves can be taken in tea, or used in steam inhalations. Eucalyptus leaf tea is a simple way to use the antiseptic, cooling and expectorant properties of eucalyptus to treat colds and coughs. While you sip the tea, relax, breathe and inhale the steam rising from the cup. Eucalyptus essential oil is invigorating in massage oils, aroma lamps, and in herbal baths.
Eucalyptus : Essential Oil Profile
Koehler's Medicinal-Plants 1887
Named for the blue haze that comes from the eucalyptus gum in the Blue Mountains of Australia. Of the 300 species of eucalyptus trees in the world, Eucalyptus globulus is the best known.
Regional Traditions :Australia *
History and Traditions & FolkloreDistilled since at least 1788, it has long been a favorite home remedy in Australia, the white settlers learning of its use from the Aborigines.