Eucalyptus

EucalyptusEucalyptus globulus

Part used: Leaf

Energetics: Pungent, somewhat bitter, aromatic, cooling, moist

Actions: Stimulating, dispersing, restoring, astringing, antiseptic, diaphoretic

Indications: Burns, injuries, ulcers, abscesses Respiratory System respiratory infections, bronchitis, asthma pneumonia, cough, sore throat, kidneys and Bladder burning, urogenital infections

The tall evergreen tree is a native of Australia and was traditionally used by healers to help remedy various ailments. It was used to help alleviate gastrointestinal disorders by mixing the gum with water, which was then drunk. Eucalyptus was also applied topically for wound healing and was burned and the smoke inhaled to treat fevers. Furthermore, eucalyptus was traditionally used for treating bronchitis, asthma and chronic catarrhal affections. Eucalyptus has been found by scientists to have antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and pain relieving properties [1]. 

Eucalyptus is used in our Australian Breakfast Tea.