Eucalyptus Leaf (Respiratory Tract & Infections)

Eucalyptus Leaf (Respiratory Tract & Infections)

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EUCALYPTUS LEAF

ORIGIN: INDIA

USDA ORGANIC

Small: 3x4 pouch

approximate serving size : 12 to 15 servings

Large: 5x7 pouch

Aides with: clearing nasal passages, rheumatism, fungal and bacterial infections

Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus), used in aboriginal herbal remedies, is a tree native to Australia and Tasmania. It is cultivated in warm climates and extensively used as an ornamental tree as well. The fresh leaves and branch tips can be harvested at any time of year and are commonly distilled for their essential oil. The German Commission E has approved the use of the oil for cough and bronchitis and rheumatism, and of the leaf for cough and bronchitis. 

-Eucalyptus has been used in folk medicine internally for clearing the respiratory tract. Eucalyptol, found in OTC remedies, loosens phlegm in the chest and helps loosens nasal passages. It kills several types of bacteria and viruses, including E. coli, Salmonella cholera and Klebsiella pneumoniae. 

-When used in chewing gum, the amount of plaque buildup was greatly reduced

-Eucalyptus has myriad pharmacological properties, including: antibiotic, antifungal, insecticidal, and anti tooth decay. One form of the herb, Eucalyptus grandis, has been shown to inhibit the growth of cancer cells of the skin and lungs in some studies. 

 

Reference:

 Prescription for Herbal Healing, Balch, 2nd edition

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