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Eucalyptus

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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Herbs



Eucalyptus

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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