3 Ways To Use Eucalyptus For Your Health
Eucalyptus globulus is a stately tree that yields fragrant dried leaves. Often used as decoration or for its fragrant scent in the home, eucalyptus leaves have applications that promote your health – they are:
- Useful for treating respiratory problems including chest congestion, bronchitis, bronchial cough and sinusitis.
- Effective in addressing sore throat and laryngitis.
- A natural antibacterial agent.
A small handful of whole leaves or a few drops of the essential oils in boiling water are effective for twice-daily steam inhalations. You can apply rubs as needed to the chest and throat to ease congestion or use a diffuser to enhance the air you breathe. When buying eucalyptus products, choose oils containing 100 percent pure eucalyptus or at least 55 percent eucalyptol.
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