The eucalyptus tree is from Australia and there are over 500 species. It used to be called “the fever tree” because it was planted in marshy areas affected by malaria in order to absorb water, heal soil, drain it and transmit antiseptic properties and repel mosquitoes. In Greek eucalyptus means “pore with a lid” and aboriginals used it as a poultice to heal sores and wounds.
Eucalyptus essential oil has antiviral properties; it is an excellent natural antibiotic, in the case of colds, flu, bronchitis, excessive mucus or sinusitis it is inhaled or vaporised. It will bring down a fever if vaporised. When the problem is an ailment caused by cold, it should be rubbed or massaged on the chest and back. It can also be used for ulcers and sores in a diluted form by washing the affected area.
If the problem is physical exhaustion, eucalyptus can reactivate and tonify the body. When applied to animal hair it deters insects and parasites.
Properties: Antiseptic, balsamic, anti-mucous, deodorant, helps scarring, anti parasitic, liquefier, anti-rheumatic, prevents fevers, stimulant.
Recommended uses: Respiratory conditions, flue, sinusitis, colds, fever, cystitis, sores, burns and rheumatism.
Precautions: Must be dilutedbefore useas it may be an irritant.
Antiseptic spray for colds
3 drops of eucalyptus
4 drops of lavender
7 drops of lemon
2 drops of rosemary
2 drops of tea tree oil
Mix all the essential oils in 1 litre of water, put it in a spray bottle and use when feeling run down.
Vaporised eucalyptus reduces the desire to smoke – grab the opportunity to give it up!
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