|Technical Name:||(Eucalyptus globulus) Dried leaves of eucalyptus trees|
|Used for:||Respiratory problems including chest congestion, bronchitis, bronchial cough and sinusitis, sore throat and laryngitis; it is a natural antibacterial agent.|
|Available In:||Whole fresh and dried leaves, essential oils, salves and rubs.|
|Herb Drug:||None known|
|Interaction:||For topical use only. Do not get in eyes or nasal passages.|
|When Buying:||Choose oils containing 100% pure eucalyptus or at least 55% eucalyptol.|
|Dosage and Warning:||A small handful of whole leaves or a teaspoon of the essential oils in boiling water for twice-daily steam inhalations. Apply rubs as needed to chest and throat or cautiously around nostrils to ease congestion.|
|Child Dosage:||Same as adults|
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