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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: Eucalyptus
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.
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