Eucalyptus. Properties. Medicinal Plants

Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus)
Eucalyptus is an ornamental tree native to Australia which was introduced in Europe in the late nineteenth century in order to rehabilitate the marshy areas.

Eucalyptus Properties
* In herbal medicine the leaves are used only globulus species for its antiseptic properties in the airways.
* Its essential oil is mucolytic, that is, favoring thins lung secretions expelled.
* You cough suppressant and inhibits bronchial irritation in acute and chronic bronchitis.
* Disorders of the airways to the fighting: flu, colds, pharyngitis, bronchitis, asthma, rhinitis, sinusitis, tracheitis, etc..
* Has antibacterial action
* Diabetes light.
* Urogenital tract infections (cystitis) and bowel.
* For external use: wounds, sores, wounds, rheumatism, eczema, skin irritations, wounds, vulvovaginitis.

Eucalyptus Contraindications
Contraindications of eucalyptus oil:

* Do not use orally during pregnancy, lactation and children under six years. Neither topically to children under two years or respiratory allergies.
* Has been shown to stimulate the function of liver microsomes, thereby accelerating the process of catabolism, so that should be used cautiously with other medications.
* It is usually contraindicated if there are inflammations of the gastrointestinal tract, bile duct and liver disease.
* The essential oil is often incompatible with sedative, analgesic or anesthetic.
* PLS USE No dosage forms containing alcohol to children under two years or people with ethyl.

Side effects of eucalyptus
None known.

Toxicity: 0 - 1 - 2 - 3

* The essence, in high doses or for a greater individual sensitivity, can cause gastroenteritis, hematuria, tachycardia, headache, bronchospasm and central respiratory depression and coma.
* The essential oil, long-term treatment, may inhibit ciliary mobility.
* For topical application, essential oil can cause contact dermatitis.
* If prescribed inhalations with essential oil, previously practicing tolerance test (applied for 15 seconds and wait 30 minutes):
* As with any medicinal plants that can be taken in tincture or fluid extract should always be kept in mind the alcohol content.

(0 = none, 1 = somewhat toxic, 2 = toxic, 3 = very toxic)

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