Working with Eucalyptus
Eucalyptus leaves or oil are often employed in steam inhalations for their expectorant, antiseptic, antibacterial, and decongestant properties. A tea from the leaves has been used traditionally for aching joints, muscle stiffness, dysentery, and ringworm. Eucalyptus oil is given internally, in small doses (only 1-2 drops), most often as an ingredient in cough medicines or lozenges. The oil is also used as a natural flea repellant. Eucalyptus oil steam inhalations are often beneficial for chronic coughs and plugged sinuses.
Eucalyptus has a taste of SPICY and a temperature of WARM.
Conditions treated with Eucalyptus
The information given here is designed to help you make informed choices about your health. The information is drawn from numerous sources—both traditional medicine practice, from the clinical experience of many herbalists currently practicing, and supported by decades of scientific research from the author. The research most consulted includes human clinical trials that help to determine the most effective and safe herbs for various needs, the best doses, and types of preparations.
The information offered in this database is not intended as a substitute for any that may have been prescribed by your health practitioner or physician.