Εucalyptus

Εucalyptus

Eucalyptus and Eucalyptus globulus is known for its beneficial properties to the respiratory system because it facilitates and releases the breath. Protects patients from viruses, strengthens the immune system and acts as a genetic tonic.

Eucalyptus is one of the tallest trees in the world. It is about 90 meters with a small oval leaves. The trees are pruned branches that are more affordable.
The eucalyptus originates from Australia and Tasmania. There are over 700 different kinds of eucalyptus but only 500 give any type of essential oil and only 50 grow on the beaches of the Mediterranean countries. The essential oil used in aromatherapy is extracted from the Australian eucalyptus.

Inhaling the fumes of eucalyptus oil (a camphor scent and grass) has antiseptic and cleansing action.

The leaves of eucalyptus contain tannin, a flavoniki dye: the efkalyptini a balsamic essential oil mainly containing cineole or eucalyptol and resin.
The active ingredients are: – Essential oils (eucalyptol or cineol, valerian aldehyde, butyric aldehyde, pinene, camphene, eudesmolo) – Tannin – Alcohol Amyl – Phellandrene – Fenena – Sesquiterpenes – Piperitone – Citral – Citronellal – Cumin and caproic aldehyde, – amyl acetate – Eucaliptene – Calcium salts – Alkali carbonates

Therapeutic applications.
Centuries used for rubbing the chest to improve breathing in colds and sinusitis and is excellent antipyretic.
The essential oil of eucalyptus is an antibiotic, antiseptic, airways, balsamic and gives a sense of freshness. In bronchitis (acute and chronic) and asthma attacks eucalyptus oil stops the excessive secretion of the bronchi. Soothes cough (by fluids sputum), flu, tuberculosis.
Also suitable for the treatment of sinusitis, nasal obstruction, the nose, and of nasopharyngitis.
It is good for diarrhea, cystitis and the rheumatoid arthritis. It has hypoglycemic effect so it is useful to diabetics.
In the skin especially good for itchy skin, psoriasis, eczema, acne. Also good for wounds, ulcers, pyorrhea and light burns.
It is one of the essential oils scent repels insects (flies, mosquitoes, lice and fleas).
The essential oil of eucalyptus is a great antiseptic and cleanser when burned or evaporates in rooms with patients to clean the air and speed up recovery. Also acts as a tonic to the feeling of exhaustion, the emotional intensity, the difficulty concentrating, frequent change in mood, and frequent explosions.
Proactive when used at home or at work during epidemics to prevent the spread of infection.
Cold To combat a cold, then rubbing the chest with essential oil of eucalyptus. To 5 ml almond put 3 drops of essential oil of eucalyptus and do massage.
So effective is to put his head over a pot of boiling water that steaming, which would have previously thrown eucalyptus leaves.

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