Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus)

Eucalyptus is a tall evergreen tree native to Australia and has been used by indigenous healers for thousands of years as a remedy for various ailments.

Traditionally, the leaves were used to help alleviate gastrointestinal disorders by mixing them with water, which was then drunk. It was also applied topically for wound healing, and burned for the smoke to be inhaled to treat fevers.

It has been found by scientists to have antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and pain relieving properties, and was used to treat bronchitis, asthma and chronic catarrhal affections.

Although you cannot eat fresh eucalyptus leaves, dried leaves can be made into tea.

Eucalyptus oil is for topical use only, and is toxic if consumed.

Part used:



Pungent, somewhat bitter, aromatic, cooling, moist


Stimulating, dispersing, restoring, astringing, antiseptic, diaphoretic


Burns, injuries, ulcers, abscesses, respiratory infections, bronchitis, asthma pneumonia, cough, sore throat, kidneys, bladder burning, urogenital infections


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Eucalyptus is used in our Australian Breakfast Tea.