A Powerful Expectorant
Eucalyptus Leaf is used primarily as an expectorant to release mucus congestion.
Eucalyptus benefits the respiratory system, and is a great expectorant for those who are suffering from congestion, pneumonia, or the flu. You can enjoy the aroma by diffusing Eucalyptus into the air, or you may dilute it and apply it directly to the skin. Eucalyptus is cooling, stimulating and penetrating.
Eucalyptus Leaf is also broadly antimicrobial, benefiting a wide variety of conditions, including those of the digestive and urinary tracts. They also recommended a steam inhalation of Eucalyptus vapors to help treat whooping cough, bronchitis, asthma, and emphysema. Eucalyptin, which provides the spicy aroma, loosens mucus, making it easier to expel.
American physicians used Eucalyptus oil to disinfect medical equipment and wounds.
The leaves of Eucalyptus, made up into cigars or cigarettes, are smoked in order to provide relief in bronchial catarrh, asthma, and other affections of the respiratory organs.
Most Eucalyptus medications are made from the greenish-yellow oil obtained from the mature leaves. The number of ready-made preparations that contain Eucalyptus oil is enormous. Every kind of product is represented, from pure oil through oil-containing ointments and rubs, to candies and syrups. The effect is convincing, and side effects from the tea or from any of the commercial preparations are extremely rare.
Beneficial Eucalyptus Oil
Eucalyptus essential oil is cooling, stimulating and penetrating and inspires feelings of emotional balance. It is useful during the changing seasons.
Eucalyptus is native to Australia and traditional Aboriginal medicine relied on it as a remedy for skin problems and fevers. Eucalyptus Essential Oil can be used for cleaning and deodorizing and is often used in cough drops because of its decongestant properties. This essential oil contains potent compounds and is appropriate for all skin types.
See also: Eucalyptus as an Herb
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