Eucalyptus Medicinal Uses

The oil extracted from the leaves is used to reduce or eliminate fever, prevent discharge of pus from and for burns.


(Eucalyptus globulus) Eucalyptus is a native plant of Australia. It is a tall, evergreen tree, and grows up to 50 meters high. There are approximately 400 different species, but they have almost the same medicinal properties. In tropical countries, they are planted in backyards and in private fields and the durable timber is sold at good prices.

Parts Used: The leaves, by infusion

Dose: 30 grams to 1 liter of water. Use 4 to 5 cups a day.

Medicinal Use

  • Treatment of asthma
  • For the inflammation of mucous membrane with a free discharge, also for inflammation of a gland or bladder
  • Bronchitis, whooping cough, inflammation of the urinary bladder
  • Dysentery, tuberculosis, diabetes, fever, cold, malaria, inflammation of the kidneys and of the lining of the nose
  • Respiratory problems, infection of the sciatic nerve, inflammation of the joints and rheumatism
  • To wash wounds, sores and ulcers; it is both disinfectant and healing
  • To reduce or eliminate fever and give tone and vitality to the body
  • For preventing pyorrhea or discharge of pus from the gums, it is also used for burns

How to Use

  • The infusion of the leaves is recommended for the first 4 types of ailments under Medicinal Use.
  • In respiratory problems, especially in the inflammation of the sinus, it is recommended to breathe in the vapor of the decoction of the leaves.
  • Externally applied, the decoction of the fresh leaves is recommended for inflammation of the sciatic nerve, joints and various kinds of muscle pains. The decoction of the leaves is also used to wash wounds, sores, and ulcers.
  • The oil extracted from the leaves is used to reduce or eliminate fever, prevent discharge of pus from and for burns.
  • The oil is extracted as follows: Boil mature leaves in water and condense the vapor to recover the oil. In this way, the odor is less agreeable than other varieties used to produce the medicinal grade of oils commercially.

To know more on how to prepare and use herbs, visit How to Use Plant Material as Medicine

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