Eucalyptus

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 interactions

None known

Other safety concerns:

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:

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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