Also known as Blue Gum Tree.
Botanical Name: Eucalyptus globulus.
Effects and reported uses: The leaves of this tree and oil distilled from the leaves have several beneficial medical effects. First, there is the antiseptic value. Although extremely potent as an antiseptic, its use is generally safe. It may be inhaled freely for sore throat and other bacterial infections of the bronchial tubes of lungs. It has also been found valuable for relief of asthma, when this is due to spasm of the bronchial tubes or swelling or inflammation of the mucous membranes of the throat or pulmonary passages. A second use for this herb is a local application for ulcers and cancerous growths. Usually ulcers are healed by preparing an application of one ounce of the powered leaves to a pint of lukewarm water, applied directly to the parts in need of treatment.
When oil is extracted from the leaves, the oil may be used both internally and externally. For internal use, a dosage of from three to ten drops is sufficient for good results. A third use for the oil is in cases of fevers and in conditions of muscular spasms. A unique feature of this herb is that it causes offensive odors to cease almost immediately. This is valuable in cases of sores or other open wounds. A forth use of this herb is in cases of spasmodic throat troubles and there may be both internal and external uses of the oil or fluid extract. Great care must be taken not to excessive amounts of the oil internally as large doses may produce indigestion, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, muscular weakness and other severe effects.
Dr. Denard, N.D., CPT
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