The eucalyptus leaf is widely used for infections (including dental infections), fever, stomach pains and it is great for loosening coughs. Yup,  it is very versatile and often used for treating:

  1. respiratory tract infections.
  2. whooping cough.
  3. asthma.
  4. pulmonary tuberculosis.
  5. osteoarthritis.
  6. rheumatism.
  7. acne.
  8. wounds.
  9. ulcers.
  10. dysentery
  11. ringworms.
  12. liver and gallbladder problems.
  13. and loss of appetite.

What More Is Eucalyptus Oil Good For?

See, eucalyptus oil has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties – making it very useful for many disorders. For instance, the eucalyptus oil vapor is widely used for decongestion to treat bronchitis and common colds. Eucalyptus oil uses has traditionally revolved around treating fungal infections and skin wounds, while eucalyptus tea has for ages been an excellent aid to reduced fever.

Cool, huh? But you know, the many wonders of the eucalyptus tree do not only range within treating diseases; it is also used as an insect repellent and miticide. The eucalyptus tree is mostly a native of Australia. But, it is widely cultivated in the tropical and temperate world including:

  • America.
  • Europe.
  • Africa.
  • Mediterranean Basin.
  • Middle East.
  • China.
  • and Indian Subcontinent.

The leaves of the eucalyptus are evergreen, but in the dry season it loses its color. It contains a fragrant volatile oil. The flowers are covered with a cup-like membrane which is thrown off as a lid when the flower expands. The fruit is surrounded by a woody, cupshaped receptacle and contains numerous seeds. Eucalyptus tree sprouts quickly and can grow really tall, pretty fast.

What About Nutritional Content In Eucalyptus?

The oil in the eucalyptus tree is obtained through aqueous distillation of fresh leaves: eucalyptus mulch are preferably not used. The major constituent of eucalyptus is eucalyptol (or 1,8-cineole, which is also compound present in other plants we discussed earlier, remember?), and it also consists of a terpene and cymene.

Where To Buy Eucalyptus Oil?

In need of eucalyptus oil, Walmart, Amazon or your local store should surely have some. My favorite place to shop is online, and I find Amazon being on of the most reliable places to shop. Yup, I live in Norway, but can buy in bulk through a 3-party freight company. Smart, huh? Well, here are some of the products that contain eucalyptus:

  • Repel Lemon Eucalyptus Insect Repellent Pump.
  • Smith Brothers Menthol Eucalyptus Throat drops, 30 Drop Bags in a Gift Box.
  • Eucalyptus Oil Cream with camphor oil, Menthol and Vitamin E.

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