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Eucalyptus for Upper Respiratory Lungs and Sinus Health

Note: Australians you have already wiped out all the world's toilet rolls, please do not cut down every eucalyptus tree as this is where they originate for obvious reasons! Do remember koala's depend on eucalyptus for nourishment.

Eucalyptus is strongly antiseptic and is a natural antibiotic that combats colds, flu, coughs, and Lung infections such as bronchitis, pneumonia and fungi in the Lungs, as well as breaking up phlegm. The volatile oils of eucalyptus essential oil pass through the Lungs and then are exhaled. Diffusing drops of eucalyptus oil or crunching up eucalyptus leaves in a pot of simmering not boiling water then taken off stove to breath in the steam is effective against Lung diseases.

Eucalyptus essential oil or leaves infused into an oil can be mixed into a balm and then used as a chest rub. A tea can be made from the dried eucalyptus leaves. I use 1 teaspoon of crushed leaves per cup of boiled water then cover and let it steep for 15 minutes. However it is never recommended to take pure eucalyptus essential oil internally.

Eucalyptus properties are anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic, decongestant, deodorant, anti-fungal, antiseptic, antibacterial, and stimulating. Eucalyptus essential oil is colourless and has a distinctive taste and enlivening aroma. Why not harvest these leaves from wild eucalyptus trees in the canyons?.

Rinse the leaves then dry and store them. Make eucalyptus tea whenever you have congestion, stuffed up nose or sinuses, cough, bronchitis, and feel under the weather. Take a bath in eucalyptus leaves and epsom salt and the combo relieves body aches and pains. Alternatively, have a bunch of leaves hanging on the shower as it can eliminate stress, anxiety and depression.

Eucalyptus essential oil or balm can be rubbed on painful joints caused by arthritis or overwork.

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