Eucalyptus Eucalyptus globulus

Eucalyptus globulus
kola in eucalyptus leaves
  • Common Names
  • Eucalyptus , Eucalyptus
  • Botanical Name
  • Eucalyptus globulus
  • Family

Medicinal Uses & Benefits of Eucalyptus

remedyHow to Use| Side Effects | Plant & Garden| Aromatherapy Oil |

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. The Commission E has approved the internal use of eucalyptus oil for catarrhs of the respiratory tract and its external use for rheumatic complaints. 1

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.

see remedies

Eucalyptus Remedies

Eucalyptus Side Effects: Eucalyptus preparations should not be applied to the face, especially the nose, of infants and young children. Avoid use in infants. Undiluted eucalyptus oil is toxic if taken internally.

^ Top^

Plant Description

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 *

Related Species Eucalyptus Lemon, Eucalyptus citriodora