Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus

Formal Name: Eucalyptus globulus
Supplement Forms: Flowers, herbs, liquid

Recommended Daily Allowance

  • Infants: (0 to 12 Months) N/A
  • Children: (1 to 13 years) N/A
  • Adolescents: (14 to 18 Years) N/A
  • Adults: (19 and Older) N/A
  • Lactating Women: N/A
  • Pregnant Women: N/A

Notes: No RDA info available.

Additional Information

History

Eucalyptus is native to Australia and Tasmania. It was introduced to the world at large by Ferdinand von Muller, a German explorer, in the late 1800s. It was around this time that the plant was suggested as a disinfectant. Eucalyptus leaves were traditionally an ingredient in Aboriginal herbal remedies.

Bodily Functions Eucalyptus Assists

Eucalyptus is commonly used as a decongestant and cold symptom reducer. In addition, the oil can be applied externally to relieve and heal burns and wounds. Eucalyptus is sometimes also used by hikers and campers as an insect repellent.

Foods High in Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus leaves can be boiled in water, and the steam inhaled. Eucalyptus can also be made into a tea, which can be gargled to help treat a sore throat.

Ailment That Eucalyptus Eliminates:
  • Relieves cold and flu symptoms
  • Works as a chest decongestant
  • Fights pneumonia
  • Alleviates sore throat
  • Treats burns, sores, and insect bites when applied externally
Side Effects/Pre-Cautions:
  • Should not be used by children
  • Eucalyptus oil should not be ingested
  • May cause seizures in some individuals

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