Useful and therapeutic properties of eucalyptus

August 12, 2017 17:59 | Drug Plants

Useful and therapeutic properties of eucalyptus

trees of different heights (80-100 m), discharging or not discharging the crust.The leaves are almost all species of heteromorphic: young, intermediate and adult.Adults - alternate, petiolate, ovate or lanceolate, sickle-shaped or kosozaostrennye.The flowers are quite small, 7-8 mm in simple umbels or heads, sometimes solitary.Fruit - capsule, fused with a cup of tubes, woody, opening doors.Homeland eucalyptus Australia, was introduced in the Caucasus to drain the swamps of the Colchis Lowland - breeding mosquito outbreak.

cultivated on the Black Sea coast of the Caucasus.The best known in the culture of 11 species.It grows in swampy soils.Homeland - Australia.

Medicinal raw materials are leaves, collected during the summer period.However, better quality and more rich in essential oils are considered leaves collected in autumn.Drying normal.The smell leaves a strong, aromatic, slightly bitter taste spicy.

Dried leaves contain from 1.5 to 3% essential

oil which is believed to be the main active principle of a plant oil is a large spherical receptacles are immersed in the pulp sheet.cineole prevails in the essential oil (up 80%).After obtaining oil by distillation with water vapor is subjected to rectification.This removes aldehydes and some others. Components having an unpleasant, irritating the mucous membranes of the smell.

The essential oil of eucalyptus main active substance - eucalyptol, cineol acts like - a biochemical substance that is found in many aromatic plants, healers (Laurel, rosemary, sage).

Besides essential oil of eucalyptus leaves contain tannin, medicinal bitterness, and resins, of course, volatile - substances detrimental effect on a wide variety of bacteria and germs.On the content of volatile production of eucalyptus - the absolute champion of all deciduous trees and herbaceous plants attar.He gives even a recognized source of plant antibiotics as bay laurel.The strength of the eucalyptus is that it is easy to destroy a particularly resistant pathogens - dysentery bacillus, streptococci and staphylococci;it inhibits the growth of Trichomonas (difficult to treat genital tract infection), tuberculosis myco-bacteria, able to fight off pathogens malarial fever.What can we say about the mosquitoes and sandflies - where growing eucalyptus tree, or where the use of its essential oil, these pernicious insects can not be found within a radius of several kilometers.In addition, the infusion of the leaves helps prevent itching and inflammation of the skin with insect bites.

Eucalyptus tree has long been called a fever.It can be successfully used in fevers that accompany many infectious diseases (malaria, typhoid, measles, scarlet fever, cholera), as well as their prevention.

Preparations of eucalyptus have analgesic, antiseptic, antiseptic, expectorant and antiparasitic properties.

pure cineole is used in medicine as "Eucalyptol".eucalyptus drugs active against gram-positive and gram-negative microorganisms.Cineole has a strong antimicrobial properties against a number of microorganisms.Disinfectant effect of essential oil 3 times higher than action of carbolic acid, but much less toxic.

used in medicine, infusion, decoction and essential oil.Infusion - acute gastro-intestinal diseases, coughs, as an expectorant and disinfectant, as an antiseptic is used in diseases of the respiratory tract, laryngitis, tracheitis, catarrhal and putrid bronchitis, pleurisy, abscesses and gangrene of the lungs;. To wash infectious wounds, ulcers, fistulas, abscesses, with pleurisy, purulent mastitis, open fractures, chronic osteomielete etc. Infusion and decoction of leaves is used also in ophthalmic practice for blepharitis, and skin - in some pustular skin diseases.Eucalyptus oil is also used in osteomyelitis, carbuncles, phlegmon, in gynecological practice - at erosions, ulcers of the cervix, for wet inhalation in diseases of the upper respiratory tract, nose and throat;together with water or in alcoholic solution - as a deodorant.Outwardly, he was appointed as an analgesic in neuralgia, rheumatism, sciatica, lumbago, and as a means of repelling mosquitoes, mosquitoes, ants and others. Insects.Healers of the past used eucalyptus also in the treatment of diseases stomach and intestine - as anti-inflammatory, antihelminthic, and antiparasitic agent.He is struggling with intestinal parasites (Ascaris and pinworm), and is effective for pediculosis (lice defeat hairy parts of the body).

Through eucalyptus essential oil at home, you can easily create an area of ​​therapeutic scents.Use aromamedalony, oil burner (which is itself an essential oil, it is easy to buy in any pharmacy), scented pads with aromatic leaves or just bunches of eucalyptus branches, apply a few drops of essential oil on a conventional pillow on which sleep.You will be provided a sound sleep and protection from infections, especially during epidemics of influenza.In addition, healing fragrances will correct emotional state, relieve the symptoms of chronic fatigue and depression, and it's also very important to maintain our immunity.

Inhalation of volatile fractions of essential oils of eucalyptus and other fragrant plants is extremely important in the prevention of the most serious diseases, including cancer.Assist they prevent the development of atherosclerosis and resulting diseases - coronary heart disease and other heart ailments.Eucalyptus essential oil shows a high antioxidant activity - regulates oxidative processes at the cellular level.Its inhalation enhances the stability of cell membranes - membranes, helps to maintain a constant internal environment.This largely prevents failures in the regulation system of the body, prevents the appearance of malignant tumors.

According to "Saksagan" mine-sanatorium, Krivoy Rog, good performance obtained with preventive rehabilitation of children in kindergartens.Rooms for aromatherapy pre quartz, then flavored with essential oils: lavender, peppermint, eucalyptus, in a ratio of 2: 1: 1.The concentration of volatile substances in the air of 1 sq.m / 1 cu.m premises, duration of procedure - 30 minutes, course of treatment - 30 days.Typically, these sessions should be carried out in the spring and autumn period, before or during epidemics of viral diseases, not only for children in kindergartens, schools and adult education institutions, hospitals, businesses.

Spraying 2% essential oil emulsion alcohol kills 70% of staphylococci indoors.


In Bulgaria, the eucalyptus leaves are used as a local anesthetic, vasoconstrictor, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic for bronchitis and asthma in the form of hot infusion (5 g per 200 ml of water), but more effective action seen with inhalation of essential oils.The essential oil dissolved in sunflower (2: 100), - a good way to lubricate the nasal passages the flu and colds.

eucalyptus oil is used for the treatment of boils, abscesses, erosive and ulcerative lesions of the mucous membranes (for erosion and ulcers of the cervix), as a distraction and a painkiller to friction with myositis, radiculitis, pleksitah.

ointment made for rubbing or massaging.Basis - or petrolatum linalol, lard - must be heated in a water bath, and add 5% eucalyptus oil.

For the treatment of gynecological disorders (acute and chronic inflammatory and destructive changes of the uterus and appendages) used eucalyptus water, which at home is obtained by the technique described in the annex number 1. For these purposes, as a means used, prepared by the following recipe: 1 teaspoonspoon soda dissolved in 0.5 liters of boiling water, add 3 - 5 drops of eucalyptus oil, mixed thoroughly, use douches.

Eucalyptus essential oil can be used to treat burns and wounds infected eye.It inhibits the growth of oil and locates the most frequently isolated from the conjunctival sac white and Staphylococcus aureus resistant to antibiotics of microbial origin.

Eucalyptus essential oil prevents the spread of deep infection occurred in the area of ​​the wound, preserves visual function.Used 3% -s' ointment or emulsion of essential oil to degummed Naftalan.

Broth for douching: '30 eucalyptus pour 1 liter of boiling water, in a boiling bath for 30 minutes, cool, strain.

for lotions and washing wounds, ulcers, erysipelas, abscesses, phlegmon, suppurative mastitis, with erosion and cervical ulcers must be 1 teaspoon of tincture of eucalyptus diluted in 1 cup of boiled, lukewarm water.

Aromatic oil (10 drops of eucalyptus oil of 10 ml of vegetable oil) used in migraine (applied to the temples and massage), burns (two times a day to process the affected sites), herpes (3 times a day with a cotton swab to apply oil).

to the water bath is recommended to add 4 - 7 drops of essential oil.Agent can be prepared for sauna 15 drops of essential oil is dissolved in 20 ml of ethanol.

In the book "Aromatherapy" B. Brood I. Konopatskaya and cite numerous facts of treatment of complex diseases of essential oils compositions, which include eucalyptus oil.Thus, when used strong cold mixture of eucalyptus, geranium, rose oil and sandalwood in a ratio of 4: 2: 1: 1.Inhalation 3 times a day (1 - 2 drops, duration of procedure 4 - 7 minutes) and daily baths allowed to get good results without the use of antibiotics on the third day

folk medicine used topically eucalyptus oil as an antiseptic to treat breast and cancerrectum.Infusion, decoction of the leaves of eucalyptus - a good prophylactic agent.

Studies carried out in the Institute.Sechenov (Yalta) have shown that eucalyptus oil stimulates B and T - the immune system and can be used for aromatherapy as a natural anti-cancer to reduce the increased cancer risk, occupational risk prevention of diseases in some industries (rubber, chemical, metallurgy).

interest are information on bioenergy eucalyptus essential oil.Even in the book "Agni Yoga" N. 5e-Rich wrote: "To remove auras yolezny and other mechanical techniques.It is necessary and very clean room atmosphere eucalyptus oil ... Among purifiers eucalyptus is useful, containing a lot of fire.

cedar and other resins, such as eucalyptus, are the products of the psychic energy of the trees, this all their medicinal and essential properties -.. Strengthening, cleansing, healing, etc.

purified resin or oil, can be takeninwardly, dose - and five drops more.

Conifers, as an electric car, accumulate viability, condensed energy reserve or naturovalorisa.Druids often called resin bowl life.

Some forest species can enhance or impede the action of psychic energy.Oak and pine needles are good, but aspen, alder and small elms rarely help of energy. "

essential oils obtained from different species of eucalyptus, in connection with the properties and characteristics of the application can be divided into 3 groups: pharmaceutical, perfumery and technical.

Pharmaceutical oils contain mainly cineole and extracted from Eucalyptus cinerea, spherical, switchgrass, coracoid.

Perfume oils contain mainly geraniol, citronellal, limonene and have a very pleasant smell.Technical

oils contain mainly piperitone phellandrene and have an unpleasant odor and are used in industry.



Application home

decoction of leaves

Take '10 (2 tablespoons) of crushed dried leaves of eucalyptus, pour in enamelware cup of boiling water, close lid and stand in a boiling water bath for 30 minutes,infused for 10 minutes at room temperature, filtered, and the remaining raw materials squeeze.The volume of the resulting broth is brought warm boiled water to the original (200 ml).The prepared composition may be refrigerated, but not more than two days.Take 1/4 cup of broth 3 times a day after meals in the form of heat - as a disinfectant and anti-inflammatory agent for various colds and infectious diseases of the upper respiratory tract.For inhalation and rinse 1 tablespoon broth is recommended to dissolve in a glass of warm water.

can prepare the broth in another way: crushed leaves (at the rate of 1-1.5 tablespoon per cup of water), pour boiling water, boiled at low boil for 3-4 minutes, allowed to settle a few minutes and strain through cheesecloth.Before use, agitate.This decoction is intended for ingestion in the form of heat - 1/4 cup 4 times a day after meals.In diseases of the upper respiratory tract it is used for inhalation several times a day.

Another way: 30 g per 200 ml of dilute 1 liter of warm boiled water (for washing wounds, douching, tampon wetting).

infusion of eucalyptus leaves


Two teaspoons of leaves pour a glass of water, bring to a boil, boil for 1-2 minutes, insisting to cool at room temperature and used for rinsing the mouth and throat, as well as for inhalation (1 teaspoonbrew a cup of water).This same composition helps with acute gastro-intestinal diseases - due to its germicidal and disinfectant properties and is used in the treatment of inflammatory eye diseases, pustular skin lesions.

Or: 10 g of crushed leaves make 200 ml of boiling water, not boiling, simmer an hour.Gargle the morning after a meal, after dinner and at bedtime (tonsillitis, pharyngitis).Prepare the infusion can be for 2 days.For internal use prepared the same broth;1 tbsp.spoon 3 times a day.

alcoholate eucalyptus

1 tablespoon of crushed dried leaves pour 100 ml of 70% alcohol, insist 1-2 weeks in a dark place, filter.Apply for inhalation - 10-20 drops per cup of water.Inside the tincture is prescribed for 15-20 drops to receive 3 times a day after meals - as an anti-inflammatory and antiseptic in inflammatory diseases of the upper respiratory tract and oral cavity.

25% -s' to take 15-20 drops 3 times a day (bronchitis, flu).

eucalyptus tincture has anti-inflammatory, expectorant, strong antiseptic, analgesic effect.It is used internally in various cough, respiratory system diseases, malaria, acute gastric, intestinal diseases, influenza, colds.

Apply tincture 20-30 drops into the 1/4 cup of boiled water ostuzhennoy 3 times a day.Topical infusion is used for rinsing and inhalation in diseases of the throat and respiratory tract (tonsillitis, laryngitis, rhinitis, tracheitis, catarrhal and putrid bronchitis, lung abscess).The infusion is used for lotions and washing with festering sores, rozhah, abscesses, phlegmon, suppurative mastitis and some pustular skin diseases.For douching with erosion and cervical ulcers.To do this, 1 teaspoon of tincture diluted in 1 cup of boiled, lukewarm water.Tincture is used for rubbing with radiculitis, neuralgia, rheumatic pains.

eucalyptus tincture sold in pharmacies.


Oil infusion of leaves

finished eucalyptus oil can be purchased, but it is not difficult to prepare such oil extraction and in the home.

Do it this way: in a glass bowl placed '30 chopped sheet, pour a glass of linseed or sunflower oil and insist in a warm place for 7-10 days, then filtered and squeeze.It is possible to use any other vegetable oil quality - for example, corn, or olive oil.Such an infusion of leaves in vegetable oil is used for rubbing at pains in the joints of rheumatoid origin, arthrosis.Organic impurities are not more than 0.5%;