Eucalyptus Cretan - Ευκάλυπτος
Eucalyptus - From Greek, ευκάλυπτος meaning "well covered" 'Wild" trees of Messara area.
The Eucalyptus is a native of the tropical and temperate regions of the Northern hemisphere. You will find in abundance in the Indian sub-continent, China, Middle East, Africa, Europe, and the USA.
The herb is well known for its powerful stimulant, expectorant, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic. It has been used for treating malaria, sore throat, influenza, urinary tract infection, pulmonary tuberculosis, and bronchitis. In some parts it’s used as remedy for hookworm.
The Eucalyptus oil is applied externally to the throat to ease throat troubles such as cough, laryngitis and croup. While gargling, it helps heal sore throat and also acts as mouth washer. It is also used to relieve toothache.
It is also known to be used as a muscle warmer and aid to relieve body pain. Its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties are put to good use when it is applied on wounds.
Be aware that when taken in excess it can cause respiratory problems and irritate the kidneys.
Eucalyptus is used to treat distemper in dogs and influenza in horses. It is also very effective against septicaemia in animals.
It is also excellent as a general disinfectant, deodoriser of the house, and cleaner of indoor air.
- Influenza, cough, rheumatism, laryngitis.