The Eucalyptus tree is one of the largest trees in the world and can grow to heights well over 250 feet. There are hundreds of species, of which Eucalyptus globulus is the most common, and all are native to Australia. Eucalyptus Leaf is used primarily as an expectorant to release mucus congestion. You can enjoy the aroma by diffusing Eucalyptus into the air, or you may dilute it and apply it directly to the skin. Eucalyptus is cooling, stimulating and penetrating. Many also recommended a steam inhalation of Eucalyptus vapors to help support many breathing issues.
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The active ingredient in eucalyptus leaves "eucalyptol" is frequently found in the cough drops and salves you buy over the counter used for colds and other ailments. Eucalyptus has been used to lower the water table and reduce malaria and habitats for mosquito larvae to grow. Eucalyptus oils have been used for cleaning, deodorizing, and in very small quantities in food supplements like sweets, cough drops and decongestants. Eucalyptus oil Is also contains natural repellant properties and has been used in mosquito and flea repellants and also to kill dust mites. A couple other uses are in dyes and also, Eucalyptus is used to make the Australian Wind Instrument the Didgeridoo.
Make The Best Eucalyptus Tea
1 cup boiling Water
1/2 tsp. Florida Herb House dried Eucalyptus Leaves
Honey, to taste
To make eucalyptus tea, pour boiling water over dried eucalyptus leaves. Cover and steep for 10 minutes; strain. Sweeten with honey, to taste. You can drink up to 2 cups a day.
Drinking tea made from eucalyptus leaves can provide even more health benefits. Eucalyptus tea has been linked to improved immune systems and also seems to be able to reduce fevers. It helps provide relief for sore throats and even fights the infections that cause them. It can also help provide relief for numerous types of mouth sores. These benefits are increased when the tea is rinsed and gargled with. And it can act as a cleanser, helping to remove germs and bacteria thanks to its antibacterial properties. There are even some who claim that the tea can help the body control blood sugar levels.
There are many species of eucalyptus trees, but the most pleasant-smelling oil is produced by Eucalyptus globulus. In the early nineteenth century, the crew of an Australian freighter developed intractable fevers they were able to cure with eucalyptus tree. Eucalyptus became well known in Europe as the Australian fever tree. American physicians used eucalyptus oil to sterilize surgical instruments and incisions, and also as a steam inhalation for colds and flu and other ailments.
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