Where is eucalyptus extract used
Eucalyptus is a rather high, about 150 m, tree, which belongs to the family Myrtaceae. The leaves of this tree are blue-green, lanceolate, always covered with a thick layer of wax and therefore have a whitish tint. The leaves and branches of the tree are rich in essential oil, which consists of camphene, pineol, terpeneol, as well as tannins and phytoncides. The flowers are large plants with green cups. Eucalyptus blooms in summer. Distributed in the Caucasus and on the southern coast of the Crimea. In the autumn-winter period, the leaves of the tree are collected, which by this time are becoming sickle-shaped.
Eucalyptus is used as an expectorant, antiseptic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antimalarial, antihelminthic. Eucalyptus is also effective in purulent bronchitis, bronchial asthma, flu, scarlet fever and hypertension. It is recommended to take a hot tincture of five grams of eucalyptus leaves, filled with one cup of boiling water.
By their action, the volatile production of eucalyptus oil exceeds the known penicillin, streptomycin, phenol and aureomycin. With the purpose of treatment they prepare twenty grams of a plant in two hundred milliliters of water and take one tablespoon three times a day.
To rinse the throat or the mouth, wash the wounds, wet the tampons, take one glass of decoction (30 grams of eucalyptus filled with 200 ml of boiling water) for 0.5 liters of water. Pure broth is used for inhalation. For lubrication of the nasal passages during the flu, eucalyptus oil diluted in sunflower oil in a ratio of 2: 100 is used. If you mix eucalyptus oil with camphor alcohol, then this solution can rub the sore spots with neuralgia and rheumatism.
In traditional medicine also used pharmacy drug - eucalyptus tincture. With bronchitis, 30 drops in 0.25 cup of water, take three times a day. For kidney diseases, tincture should be taken 15-20 drops, 2 times a day.
An interesting fact is that in our area eucalyptus did not grow, and was introduced here in the early twentieth century. Eucalyptus is home to Australia, namely Tasmania, where these trees form entire forests.
The bark of these trees, as well as the leaves, due to the content of tannins, in addition to medicine, is used in paper production. It should also be noted that only three types of eucalyptus trees are used for medicinal purposes, namely: ball eucalyptus, eucalyptus eucalyptus and ash eucalyptus.