Eucalyptus radiata: decongestant and antiseptic

It soothes the cough

And thins nasal secretions. In prevention, it strengthens the immune system and helps fight colds and flu. In infusion, count 5 g of dried leaves for 250 ml of boiling water, twice a day. In inhalation, 1 drop in a bowl of hot water, two to three times a day. Orally, 1 to 2 capsules morning, noon and evening (no more than 10 g of powder per day), before meals with a large glass of water. And finally, in the form of mother tincture, 50 drops twice a day, diluted in a glass of water.

It relieves headaches and rheumatism …

… thanks to its anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. Dilute 1 to 2 drops of EOEucalyptus globulus (Puressentiel type) in a vegetable oil and rub the temples and forehead, or the painful joints.

It disinfects wounds

Including skin burns and ulcers. In addition, its antifungal and antiseptic action acts on mycosis of the scalp, and helps fight lice.

On the research side, work is underway to show that eucalyptus leaves may lower blood sugar levels and reduce high blood sugar after a meal.

The anecdote

Koalas feed only on eucalyptus leaves, which they take a very long time to digest. This explains the slowness of their movements!

The right recipe

A cleansing mist

To disinfect the atmosphere of a sick person’s room, throw a handful of eucalyptus leaves in 1 liter of water and bring to a boil, then cover and wait 2-3 minutes. Place the pan in the room, lift the lid and allow the mixture to evaporate slowly.

Attention : Eucalyptus essential oil should be avoided in pregnant women, epileptics, asthmatics and children. The other forms (capsules, infusions, etc.) are well tolerated.” target=”_blank”>

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