Eucalyptus is the long-evergreen wood, branched, high over 50 meters. There are two types of branches, or leaves at one tree.
Originally, Eucalyptus is from Tasmania and Australia. But is now cultivated in many countries with warm climates. There are over 700 species of eucalyptus, and most of them come from Australia, while a small number of species managed in New Guinea and Indonesia.
Use the dried leaves of trees older than 3 years to make an essential oil. The leaves can be harvested at any time, because the plant is evergreen, but as healing are considered only those collected when the trees bloom. Collected leaves are solid, thick, leathery, finely warty, with spear-like and egg-shaped appearance bent in the shape of a sickle. Have a specific smell and taste is aromatic and bitter.
The essential oil is obtained by steam distillation of the dried leaves and flower buds. It is composed of the various preparations for the treatment of rheumatic diseases.
The essential oil of eucalyptus is usually used as a remedy for calming the inflammation of the upper airways and as a means to facilitate the excretion of mucus, i.e. easier expectoration. It is used as a liquid for rinsing the mouth. Often essential oil enters in the composition of the products for care and hygiene of teeth.
In aromatherapy, the oil of eucalyptus is used to reduce pain, to treat depression, to relieve asthma, arthritis, headaches and as an aid to stopping smoking.
Mostly Eucalyptus oil can be bought without a prescription, but in that case the person should carefully adhere to the advice of his doctor and make them read the product because excessive amount of this oil can cause serious consequences.
Eucalyptus is not recommended for pregnant women, nursing mothers, young children and infants, especially not neat the face and respiratory system.
Eucalyptus also can cause allergic reactions. So if the person is prone to allergies, you should consult your doctor. In case of allergic signs, you should immediately stop using the oil of eucalyptus and immediately call a doctor.
In people who regularly use certain drugs, on the recommendation of a doctor, a combination of eucalyptus and certain types of drugs (ex: sedatives, antidepressants or drugs for diabetes) can lead to health difficulties, so it is necessary that they had previously to consult your doctor.
Herb tea is given by inflammation of the upper airways (bronchitis, bronchial asthma, tracheitis, pharyngitis, laryngitis, etc.). Tea eucalyptus is recommended inflammation of the urinary tract, as antiseptic and anti-inflammatory.
Tea leaves of eucalyptus:
A spoonful of dry leaves pour with 300 milliliters of boiling water and the vessel is allowed to stand covered for 20 minutes. Filter it and then drink a 100 ml, three times a day.