Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus globulus

Part of Plant: Leaf

Essential Constituents: Eucalyptol, Cineole

Properties: Antiviral

Organ System(s): Respiratory

Immune System: Eucalyptus contains a molecule called eucalyptol and cineole and they have been found to have the ability to attach to several strains of viral infections. These molecules also attach to mucuos membranes to reduce inflammation.

Use: Herbal Tea, Supplements, Extracts, Essential Oils

Quick Summary

Eucalyptus is well known for its ability to clear airways, nasal pathways, and lung congestion. The constituents found naturally in eucalyptus can be found in many over the counter cough drop medicine.

Eucalyptus has a cool taste.

Precautions: Consult with a healthcare professional before using these herbal products, especially if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

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