What is Eucalyptus?
Originally from Australia, eucalyptus radiata and blue gum, the main tree species used in herbal medicine grow in tropical areas. This tree, which can reach 60 meters in height, has a smooth, grayish trunk and its flowers are white, yellow, pink or red. They bear many stamens. They are first contained in a case closed by an operculum formed by its petals then they lift it little by little before hatching and forming the flower. In Australia, this flower is the most abundant source of nectar for honey production.
Its elongated leaves are used in infusion, in essential oil. It began to be planted in southern Europe in the 19th century to produce the raw material for paper: paper pulp.
Eucalyptus is used for its benefits in the following century as a natural antiseptic remedy, to prevent possible respiratory discomfort and to help strengthen the immune system. It is now mainly grown to satisfy the pharmaceutical industry, which uses it in many medicines and food supplements because eucalyptus is recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) and is also one of the medicinal plants of the French pharmacopoeia.
The composition of Eucalyptus:
Harvested when ripe, Eucalyptus leaves are used in herbal medicine thanks to the active ingredients they contain: eucalyptol, tannins, flavonoids and resin. Eucalyptus leaves are used fresh or dried to make infusions or tinctures for example and they are distilled to obtain the essential oil.
Eucalyptus has a deep action on the body. It helps purify it. During respiratory discomfort, it helps to resume deep inspirations. Eucalyptus has a deep cleansing effect and helps re-oxygenate the body by helping to eliminate toxins thanks to its natural active ingredients. It is the perfect ally to fight winter. It helps to prepare the body against the external aggressions of this period of great cold. Its active ingredients help the body to revitalize itself. He is thus ready to face these inconveniences more calmly.
It helps soothe hoarse voices and thins the throat and nose area by helping to evacuate toxins. It soothes during headaches and it is also highly recommended to improve oral hygiene.
How to consume Eucalyptus?
To benefit from the benefits of eucalyptus, it is possible to carry out a program with eucalyptus honey to soften the throat and protect yourself from the cold. You can taste this honey on your sandwiches or put a spoonful in your herbal tea. Erasers will help keep your voice clear.
Consume 5 to 6 gummies per day when necessary. Eucalyptus essential oil has a soothing action when the throat is irritated. Pour 2 to 3 drops on a handkerchief or dilute them in honey or in a bowl of hot water to diffuse. They can also be used as a natural insect repellent.