Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus)

Eucalyptus treeEucalyptus known also as Tasmanian blue gum tree or Australia fever tree, is one of the most popular herbal remedies which has been widely used around the globe to treat a great number of health conditions. Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus) is an evergreen tree native to Australia which is currently cultivated and being sold to all other countries of the world mainly from the Green Continent and Tasmania island though there are quite successful attempts to grow eucalyptus trees in North America (California), Europe (Cyprus, Portugal, Spain, etc.), Africa, Hawaii, and other locations. Eucalyptus tree is a very tall plant, and in alternative medicine it is primarily valued as a source of highly therapeutic eucalyptus oil produced by steam distillation from the ground leaves of eucalyptus tree. Eucalyptus tea is another form of using this herbal remedy.

Due to a very high popularity of eucalyptus as a unique effective natural treatment for many health conditions, eucalyptus benefits have been studied by numerous scientific teams and research groups in many leading scientific institutions, and the below properties and healing actions of eucalyptus oil or other product have quite solid scientific background. It was found out that eucalyptus leaves are very rich in volatile oils, tannins, phenolic acids, flavonoids, and other natural constituents. Do not forget to talk to your health care specialist or another professional before starting any kind of therapy with eucalyptus oil or other eucalyptus tree product. It is recommended to keep away from this natural remedy to all pregnant and breastfeeding women, as well as to those who suffer from type 2 diabetes and liver problems. Below, see the list of eucalyptus benefits.

  • Eucalyptus oilTraditionally, eucalyptus tree leaves and eucalyptus oil can be used for reducing fever and relieving other common symptoms of respiratory system infections, including headaches, sore throat, coughs, clogged nose, and so on. For these purposes, you can choose drinking eucalyptus leaf tea, inhaling steams of eucalyptus oil, or do gargling with this natural remedy.
  • Eucalyptus benefits include great properties to increase insulin production this way assisting in managing blood sugar levels and providing great support to those people why suffer from type 2 diabetes.
  • Anti-inflammatory properties of eucalyptus products have earned great fame around the world, and a number of researches including the one published in Respiratory Medical Journal in March 2003 have proven these effects of eucalyptus tree leaves. It is possible to use eucalyptus leaf tea for fighting various infections like skin infections, kidney infections, dental infections, etc. Due to these properties of eucalyptus tree leaves, there are numerous related products like skin rubs, rash creams, mouthwashes, etc., with this natural remedy.
  • In medical traditions of early Australian indigenous populations, eucalyptus has been extensively used as a very effective natural remedy for various types of fungi (especially for nail fungus) and for intestine germs.
  • According to the findings of a study published in Phytotherapy Research in 2007, eucalyptus oil can be recommended as an excellent natural anti-bacterial remedy to kill bacterias staphylococcus aureus.
  • Drinking eucalyptus tea is considered one of the best herbal remedies for bad breath.
  • Studies have shown that eucalyptus oil and other eucalyptus extracts can be effective for preventing and treating various allergic reactions. In our pharmacies, it is possible to find special natural over-the-counter pills with eucalyptus designed to help those patients who suffer from allergies.
  • Antispasmodic eucalyptus benefits can be used to treat muscle spasms, and pain relieving effects of this natural remedy make it a great solution for sore muscles and joint pains.
  • Eucalyptus oil has been used for many decades as a natural solution to treat skin irritation, swelling, insect bites, as well as speed up wound healing and improve skin quality.
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