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Eucalyptus

Other Names: Eucalyptus, Safeda, Blue Gum, Fever Tree, Australian Fever Tree, Gum Tree, Red Gum, Stringy Bark Tree, Eusalypt, Eucalyptus Globulus
Traditional Usages: Fever, Colds, Flu, Asthma, Catarrh, Nasal Catarrh, Sinusitis, Sore Throat, Respiratory Disorders, Chest Rubs, Congestive Headache, Pyrrhoea and Bleeding Gums, Traditional Aboriginal Fever Remedy, Malaria, Typhoid, Diptheria, Foul Diarrhea, Vaginal Infections with an unpleasant Odour, Gangrenous Conditions, Antiseptic, Herpes, Whooping Cough, Emphysema, Abscess, Acne
Resources: Australia, Tasmania, North and South Africa, Southern Europe, France, Brazil, India,
Parts Used: Leaves, Bark, Oil from distilled leaves
Administration Method: Essential oil, Chopped leaf for infusions.
Herb Action: Secretomotory, Expectorant, Weakly antispasmodic
Possible Side Effects: In rare cases, after taking eucalyptus preparations nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea may occur.  
Herbal Research:
A WHO Organization resource: Eucalyptus Research - FULL REPORT
Health Warning: Avoid during pregnancy and breastfeeding. In large doses Eucalyptus is toxic. Eucalyptus preparations should not be applied to the face, especially the nose, of babies and very young children.  Avoid Eucalyptus if there is Inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract and the bile ducts; or serious liver diseases. 


Eucalyptus - Herbal remedy for Halitosis: Eucalyptus contains the oil known as eucalyptol. A mouthwash can be made by mixing one cup of water with 1-5 drops of eucalyptus oil.
Health Warning:  The use of eucalyptol can sometimes come with severe side effects. Side effects of internal use of eucalyptol can be nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. The oil can also cause airway spasms in infants and people who suffer from asthma, severe liver or kidney disorders. Therefore it must not be used internally by these people.

Eucalyptus - Herbal remedy for Strep Throat:  The leaves of the eucalyptus plant can be used in teas and gargles to treat strep throats. Eucalyptus possesses mild antiseptic properties.  Eucalyptus oil can be inhaled as a means to soothe strep throat.

Always seek the advice of your doctor before taking herbal remedies
   

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