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Eucalyptus, also known as “wonder tree”, is full of healing properties. Today, it is considered as one of the most powerful herbal medicines worldwide. It is full of properties for the body and the mind, giving us all around well-being. Apart from its various medicinal and cosmetic uses, you can combine it with other herbs either as a tea or an essential oil. Eucalyptus in the form of essential oil is called eucalyptol, which is great for many therapeutic purposes. Eucalyptus is without doubt one of the best herbal remedies for health and is a popular plant known for its many health benefits and stimulating qualities, including its use for most respiratory system disorders like flu, cough, cold, bronchitis and asthma.
The burning of eucalyptus leaves not only makes a pleasant smell, but the aromatic smoke acts like a purifier. Note that while eucalyptus brings many beneficial health properties and it should be taken with care, since overdose can cause breathing difficulties. Aromatherapy with this plant can be used to purify wounds, improve sauna sessions, and create a general sense of well-being, as well as many other applications. The balsamic aroma of its leaves gives a soothing and relaxing sensation, stimulating the senses and clearing the mind. If you’ve been battling with hair loss, this may relieve dryness and help reverse alopecia. It can be applied with your shampoo or conditioner. In addition, it can help combat lice infestations and battle itchy scalps. As far as external usage is concerned, it can be great to heal wounds and skin diseases such as eczema. All in all, this plant will help you heal burns, wounds, insect bites, etc. Don’t hesitate to pour a few drops on a bandage for the antiseptic. An infusion of eucalyptus leaves also helps ease tension, frustration, anxiety, and negative feelings.
- Helps respiratory system
- Helps with depression and anxiety
- Great to use on hair
- Boosts the immune system
Eucalyptus is used in Many Forms
Manufacturers prepare eucalyptus in different forms depending on application for use. Are you familiar with any of them? Eucalyptus comes in the form of tea, candy, infusions, concentrated into capsules or tablets, a fluid extract, and essential oil. This magical plant can be mixed together in a number of beneficial combinations with rosemary, mint, lavender, oregano, mallow, poppy, chamomile, and lemon balm. These only a few examples of the choices available to be used in infusions. If making a tea with eucalyptus and combining other herbs, you can add to both flavor and the benefits received. This is one of the best tasting herbal teas.
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