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Eucalyptus: benefits and properties for health and skin

There is no doubt that  eucalyptus  is a medicinal plant highly recommended for treating infections of the respiratory system. In fact, it ...

There is no doubt that  eucalyptus  is a medicinal plant highly recommended for treating infections of the respiratory system. In fact, it is a large ornamental tree, originating mainly from Australia, although it was introduced in Europe at the end of the last century in order to clean up the different and diverse marshy regions.

Not surprisingly, its cultivation is certainly habitual, since it is a relatively little “demanding” tree, in what has to do with the different soil conditions. In this sense, their leaves can be used, for example, or their qualities can be enjoyed from the  essential oil of eucalyptus . With its leaves and with its oil can be elaborated the traditional  eucalyptus vapors , useful for when we are agripados or cooled.

Eucalyptus: benefits and properties for health and skin

But what are the benefits and properties of eucalyptus ? When can it be recommended to take it and what can it be applied for? We will reveal it to you in this article.

Benefits and properties of eucalyptus

Both in medicine and in herbal medicine , the leaves used are those of the species globulus, since it has a number of antiseptic properties in the respiratory tract.

As you can safely see, the leaves of the eucalyptus are characterized by being very fragrant, and these are rich in an essential oil whose main component is called eucalyptol.

Eucalyptol is a mucolytic that helps to fluidize the pulmonary secretions, so they help to promote their expulsion.

It also has anti-surgical properties, anti-bacterial and antiviral properties, being an excellent antitussive and inhibitor of bronchial irritation in both acute and chronic bronchitis.

So remember, if you have a cold or the flu, eucalyptus will help you a great deal against the different conditions of these two diseases.

Eucalyptus qualities for the skin

Fortunately, while Nature has bequeathed us a whole set of medicinal plants beneficial to our health in general (and particularly for a wide variety of disorders, diseases and pathologies), phytotherapy has helped us to know its main virtues and benefits both Medicinal as therapeutic, which has finally collected from the popular tradition handed down from generation to generation from our earliest ancestors.

Eucalyptus: benefits and properties for health and skin

Popularly the properties of eucalyptus are extremely well known in the treatment of influenza, colds, colds and constipates that suffer from respiratory problems.

In fact, it is ideal in the treatment and reduction of nasal congestion discomfort, while helping in the treatment of cough.

But also the benefits of eucalyptus for the skin are interesting , although it is certain that not so well-known as the previous ones.

When it comes to skin care , eucalyptus helps against blemishes , being useful in its concealment with the passage of time, as long as it is applied daily.

It is also useful when removing grains , helping in case of boils .

Of course, it is not advisable to apply it on the skin or on the skin of babies and children under 2 years, since it contains an irritant substance (camphor) .

Properties of Eucalyptus Essential Oil

And do you know that the  essential oil of eucalyptus also brings excellent benefits? It is mainly obtained by steam distillation of fresh leaves. In addition, it is characterized by being a liquid that over time happens to be a little yellowish, with camphorated smell.

Eucalyptus: benefits and properties for health and skin

As regards its effects on health, it is antiseptic, analgesic, antirheumatic, balsamic, antispasmodic, deodorant, diuretic, depurative, febrifuge, hypoglycemic, stimulant, vulval, vermifuge, parasiticide, decongestant.

On the other hand it is usually used for the following qualities:

  • Skin: popularly used for its properties and virtues in cases of herpes, cuts, burns, blisters, wounds, lice and insect stings. Also useful as an insect repellent.
  • Immune system: useful in cases of colds, flu, constipation, chickenpox and measles.
  • Respiratory system: throat infections, bronchitis, catarrh, cough, asthma, sinusitis.
  • Nervous system: is ideal against headaches.

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