Eucalyptus trees are primarily found in Australia. Their leaves can be used for lots of difference purposes and can be taken as a herbal tea, essential oil and as a tablet. Commonly used to naturally treat multiple health problems and everyday illnesses, let’s look into the multiple uses of this amazing plant!
Eucalyptus: Natural Antiseptic
For many years, eucalyptus has been used as a main natural remedy for combating illnesses that can affect blocked airways.
This plant can help improve secretion and get rid of excess mucus. Eucalyptus as natural antiseptic and cough suppressant properties that can help to remove bacteria at the root of infections or illnesses causing breathing problems like a colds, sinusitis, bronchitis, sore throats or a blocked nose.
Eucalyptus can be found in different forms from a powder, mother tincture, syrup, balm, scrub or essential oil.
If you have a blocked nose or a cold you can inhale eucalyptus oil several times per day. You can also use eucalyptus leaves to make a herbal infusion.
Eucalyptus’s medicinal and antiseptic properties can be also used to treat:
- Urinary infections,
- Intestinal and gastric mucus inflammations,
- Wind and palpitations suffered by menopausal women,
- Temporary fatigue,
- Disinfecting cuts or burns.
Other unknown benefits…
Eucalyptus plants also have hypoglycemic properties that can be very effective for people with diabetes as it can help to lower blood sugar levels. However further research needs to be carried out.
The plant’s disinfectant properties can also be used to purify the air inside a room as an oil burner. Eucalyptus is also an excellent repellent for mosquitoes and other insects like lice and mites.
Be careful when using for medicinal benefits as eucalyptus is not recommended for pregnant or breast feeding women or young children. Age your doctor for advice before using.