Herb of the Day: Eucalyptus


Eucalyptus (eucalyptus globulus)
Parts used: Oil

The leaves of eucalyptus has antiseptic properties. The oils derived from this plant are very potent, but still safe to use. In ancient times it was used in poultices on burns to aid in keeping infections at bay. One of the most interesting pieces of information about the eucalyptus trees was that it was planted in marshy areas and places called “fever districts” or areas infested with mosquitoes. The reason was that the eucalyptus tree converts oxygen into ozone which acts as a natural insect repellent.
The oils have been used to aid with stuffy noses, congestion, asthma symptoms. It also makes a great natural insect repellent. Some herbalists recommend that a small drop of the oil is great for nausea.

Aids with:
Asthma, burns, bronchitis, burns, cancer, carbuncles, catarrh, croup, diphtheria, fever, indigestion, lungs, malarial diseases, nausea, neuralgia, paralysis, piles, pyorrhea, external sores, sore throat, typhoid, ulcers (external), prolapsed uterus, worms, wounds

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