Eucalyptus

 

Common names:

  • Eucalyptus

 

Essential components:

  • Eucalyptol
  • 1,8 Cineole

 

Properties:

  • Analgesic
  • Antibacterial

 

Summary:

  • Eucalyptol is most commonly used for it’s decongestion capabilities. The components in Eucalyptus makes it great for treating colds and other respiratory ailments. Eucalyptus essential oil has been found to have some ability to protect against insect bites.

 

Uses:

  • Herbal Nasal Steam
  • Herbal Tea

 

Precautions:

  • Do not eat fresh Eucalyptus leaves (leaves need to be prepared with heat before consumption.