Eucalyptus is famous throughout the world for its healing properties.
However, not many saw this unique tree that reaches a height of 100 meters.
Traditional medicine has not bypassed this unique plant side and uses it to treat and prevent many diseases.General Information
The tree belongs to evergreen tree plants of the myrtle genus.
Popular for growing 11 species.
Homeland is Australia, but the plant is artificially planted on all other continents, where it feels great.
In Europe it is grown in the Caucasus, in the Crimea and in the coastal areas of the Mediterranean, as it loves an abundance of moisture.
The origin of the name is Greek, it means "good to hide" in translation. In Russian it has the names "marvelous tree" and "gum tree".
The crown of trees is pyramidal, hipped and egg-shaped.
Leaves differ from each other in shape depending on age: rounded, sickle-shaped, oval or elongated pointed. Color from green to blue.
Interesting observation: leaves are always turned on the meridian plane, and the faces are exactly facing north and south, plant species with such abilities are called compass, looking at them you can determine the direction.
In folk medicine and pharmacology, mainly used are leaves that contain a high concentration of essential oils( up to 4.5%).
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They also contain cineole, tannins, organic acids( cinnamon and cumaric acid), gallotanins.
The composition of eucalyptus oil contains more than 40 active elements used by medicine.
Therapeutic properties of
Preparations based on eucalyptus have a number of useful qualities, which is due to unusual chemical composition:
- wound healing;
- expectorant( Ledum - medicinal properties);
- is bactericidal;
- is an analgesic;
- antihelminthic( herb wormwood - medicinal properties and contraindications);
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- is soothing.
In addition to healing qualities, eucalyptus strengthens the body and increases immunity( how to strengthen the child), increasing the ability to resist viral and fungal infections, as well as parasites of the digestive system( worms).
Contraindications to the use of
When administered to concentrated solutions based on eucalyptus oil, there may be:
- nausea( how to drink kidney tea is written in this article),
This is due to the individual intolerance of the components of the drug. In this case it is recommended to stop using.
This is a homeopathic remedy, so it is forbidden to use drugs with the same effect.
In acute diseases of the gallbladder, liver and digestive organs, the use of eucalyptus-based remedies is not recommended.
It is also forbidden to use children under three years of age and pregnant women.
The qualities described above help fight and successfully cure many ailments:
- infectious diseases( dysentery, staphylococci, tubercle bacillus, streptococci, malaria);
- blepharitis( eye disease);
- festering wounds( accelerates healing and disinfects);
- relieves itching and eliminates skin rashes( used for insect bites), febrile illness( typhoid, measles, scarlet fever);
- treatment of inflammation of the mouth and gums;
- eliminates toothache;
- diseases and disorders of the gastrointestinal tract( increases the production of gastric juice, treats gastritis and ulcer);
- control of intestinal parasites( pinworms, ascarids and other helminth parasites);
- skin parasites and infections( lice, scabies, fungal infections);
- diseases and ailments of the upper respiratory tract( bronchitis, pleurisy, pneumonia, pneumonia);
- joint disease.
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The list is impressive, which indicates a wide range of applications of preparations based on eucalyptus.
Broths, infusions and tinctures, liqueurs, make inhalations from the leaves of the plant, and even make brooms for a bath.
In pharmacology, eucalyptus oil is made, which is available on the market in pharmacies.
You can also find extracts of leaves or ordinary dried leaves. On their basis, traditional medicine prepares drugs for the treatment and prevention of diseases and ailments.
In each individual case, you use your cooking recipe.
All ingredients are bought in pharmacies.
Consider, in detail, each case:
Infusion of leaves.
2-3 teaspoons pour a glass of boiled water and cook for 2-3 minutes.
Waiting for cooling and used for inflammation of the mouth, gums, toothache and as an inhaler, with respiratory diseases.
This infusion is treated with purulent wounds, burns with boiling water( help at home), fungal infections and eye infection.
Ingestion with gastric disorders and for the prevention of helminth parasites.
Tincture on alcohol .
Dried leaves are crushed and poured with pure alcohol( 1 tablespoon per 100 ml).
Insist for 1-2 weeks in a dark place.
At the end of the filter through gauze and pour into a clean container, where they store.
For inhalations diluted with water( 10 drops per cup of boiled water).
Inside take 1 tablespoon after eating three times a day.
Has an antiseptic effect on the upper respiratory tract and digestive organs.
Disinfects the mouth and teeth. He treats bronchitis and colds. Strengthens the sputum, so tincture is used for dry cough as an expectorant.
To treat sinusitis, inhalations are made, the nasal sinuses are cleaned and mucus is released.
The tincture is used for the treatment of wounds and ulcers, antiseptic action. It destroys fungal diseases of the skin and nails.
You can buy oil in a pharmacy or cook yourself from dry leaves.
For preparation take 50 g of crushed leaves and pour oil( sunflower, olive, hemp).
Insist for 1-2 weeks in a dark place.
Then strain through gauze and squeeze.
Effective in joint diseases. In this case, make compresses or rub the sore spot.
Take 2-3 drops per table spoon of honey for catarrhal diseases or abnormal gastric activity( increased secretion of gastric juice).It is useful for angina and bronchitis.
Infusion with genyantritis.
A teaspoon of boiled water is covered with 1 teaspoon dried leaves.
Insist for 30 minutes, then filter and then the infused nasal sinuses are washed, sucking the liquid of each nostril in turn.
Daily rinsing this method sinus sinus will gradually recede and breathing will be facilitated. For greater effect add in the infusion leaves of plantain and nettle.
Drops with sinusitis .Prepare a mixture of 1 teaspoon of tincture, 1 teaspoon of honey and a glass of strong tea.
Honey and infusion first stir to a homogeneous mass, and then pour warm tea to a liquid state.
Bury in the nose 4 times a day for 2-3 drops.
Eases breathing and eliminates infections in the nasal cavity.
Helps with genyantritis and sinusitis.
Tincture with pharyngitis .
In a glass of boiling water put on a tablespoon of tincture, honey and strong tea.
Stir thoroughly and place in a thermos bottle. Pour another glass of boiled water, close tightly and insist for 1-2 hours.
Before opening, the solution is shaken and then filtered through cheesecloth.
Bury in each nostril for 6-7 drops 4 times a day with pharyngitis( inflammation of the nasal mucosa).
The course of treatment is 5-7 days. The infection will pass, and breathing will improve.
Decoction with angina.
Put 2 tablespoons of leaves in a glass of hot water.
The liquid is poured into enameled dishes and closed tightly.
Then put in a saucepan with boiling water and boiled in a bath for 10-15 minutes.
The broth is filtered through cheesecloth and used for rinsing in a warm form with angina, inflammation of the throat and mouth.
Take in equal proportions eucalyptus oil, turpentine and camphor oil or alcohol.
Stir until smooth. Rinse the affected areas with arthritis, rheumatism, stretching and pain in the muscles.
The product heats the treated areas, improves blood circulation, relieves stress and pain.
Insect repellent .
For 1 glass of starch you need 1 tablespoon of eucalyptus oil and 2 tablespoons of talc.
Mix to a homogeneous mass and apply to open areas of the body. Repels parasitic insects, removes irritation associated with bites, and gives a pleasant smell.
To a glass of boiling water, 3 tablespoons of leaves. Helps with exacerbation of asthma and facilitates breathing during bronchitis.
Drink a glass throughout the day in the throat at a time.
Eucalyptus has a number of healing qualities necessary to treat many ailments, but only moderate use will allow to achieve the effect without negative influence on the body, since the presence of highly active substances in large quantities creates the risk of side effects.
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