Latin name: Eucalyptus globulus Labill
Family: Myrtaceae (myrtle)
Blue Tree fever, eucalyptus officinalis, Gommier Tasmania: Common names
Parts used: leaves cut
Origin: Native to Australia and in particular Tasmania, this tree can reach a height of 100m. It also grows in the Mediterranean basin and in hot and humid regions.
Eucalyptus has its origins in the Greek words were, "good", and kaluptos, "covered"; globulus because the flower is globular and covered by a cap
Properties EUCALYPTUS LEAF CUT
- Expectorant: stimulates the secretory cells of the bronchial mucosa
- Anti-inflammatory (euglobals)
- Antiseptic: cineole (After absorption through the skin or after intestinal absorption: cineol is eliminated partly by the lungs (hence the activity) and by the kidneys)
Eucalyptus leaves are tonic, astringent, balsamic, antiparasitic, antipyretic.
Indications and Uses of EUCALYPTUS LEAF CUT
Eucalyptus is an antiseptic that heals airway especially bronchitis and chronic bronchitis. It is also an asthmatic, which is used in inhalation against intractable cough, against rhinitis, sore throat.
Also use eucalyptus against the fever, flu and sinus conditions (sinusitis). It is used as an anthelmintic and to lower the level of sugar in the urine.
Dosage of EUCALYPTUS LEAF CUT
Infusion: 100g / l, infused 10-15 min, 100 to 200 ml / day by inhalation
4-5 leaves to 1 cup boiling water. Let steep 10 minutes.
Drink 3 cups a day between meals, hot and sweetened with honey.
Recommended associations with EUCALYPTUS LEAF CUT
Botanical description of EUCALYPTUS LEAF CUT
Botanical description of Eucalyptus globulus
- Tree 30-35 m up to 100 m in the wild
- Smooth Trunk ash leaving exfoliate his skin in long strips
- The leaves are very fragrant, are long and thin with a very pronounced midrib.
- Flower: large flower buds shaped urn containing many stamens with white thread
Pharmacology EUCALYPTUS LEAF CUT
Essential oils of eucalyptus globulus (eucalyptol, ...), aldehydes, hydrocarbons, pinene, camphrène, azulene, tannin, resin.
The advice of our pharmacist herbalist to extract active ingredients from plants:
How to make an infusion easily
For flowers, leaves, berries and seeds for essential oil.
- Pour 500 ml of boiling water (removed from the heat as soon as boiling) 1 tsp. Coffee (3-5 g) of medicinal plant (or mixture of plants), then cover.
- Let steep for 3 to 5 minutes for fresh plants, and 5 to 15 minutes to dry plants.
- Strain and drink the tea hot or not after adding a bit of honey or natural syrup.
Prepare your teas and herbal infusions with low mineral water. Water plays an important role as it conveys the properties of plants.
Drinks herbal generally act better on an empty stomach. Often, it is suggested to drink herbal teas and herbal teas in small sips throughout the day, but it is also possible to divide the daily dose of medicinal plants in 2 or 3 doses. Indications are that it simply takes the natural remedy if necessary.