Eucalyptus Leaf

From our list of ailments, see what Eucalyptus Leaf can be used for:

  • Chest Congestion
  • Colds and Flu
  • Emphysema
  • Lungs
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Respiratory Problems
  • Sinus
  • Tuberculosis

Natural Remedies using Eucalyptus Leaf

Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Myrtle) — Not covered (AHP).’Hazards and/or side effects not known for proper therapeutic dosages” (PH2). Large doses may cause diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. More than 10 g myrtle oil can threaten life due to high cineole content (myrtle contains 135–2250 ppm cineole according to my calculations, meaning 10 g myrtle would contain a maximum 22.5 mg cineole). Several herbs may attain higher levels of cineole: bay, beebalm, betel pepper, biblical mint, boldo, cajeput, cardamom, eucalyptus, ginger, greater galangal, horse balm, hyssop, lavender, nutmeg, rosemary, sage, spearmint, star anise, sweet annie, thyme, and turmeric. So, by reduction, assuming no synergies or antagonisms or additivities, a ridiculous assumption, one would assume that any goods (and evils) accruing to the cineole in myrtle, should apply even more so to those listed above, which theoretically at least, may attain higher levels of cineole, some, e.g., cardamom, attaining levels more than 20-fold higher. Symptoms of this alleged cineole intoxication may include circulatory disorders, collapse, lowered blood pressure, and respiratory failure. Do not apply oil to face of children as it may trigger asthma-like attacks, bronchial spasm, glottal spasms, even respiratory failure (PH2).

Activities (Eucalyptus) — Analgesic (1; TRA); Anesthetic (1; CRC); Anthelminthic (1; TRA); Antibacterial (1; BGB; TRA; WAM); Antidiabetic (1; APA); Antiinflammatory (1; PHR); Antiproliferative (1; PHR); Antipyretic (1; BGB; CAN; CRC); Antiseptic (1; APA; TRA; ZUL); Antispasmodic (1; KOM; PIP); Antitumor (1; APA); Antitussive (1; PH2); Antiviral (1; APA; JBU; PHR); Astringent (1; APA; WBB); Bronchodilator (1; WAM); Carminative (f; WBB); Decongestant (1; APA; VAG); Deodorant (1; PHR); Diuretic (1; PHR); Expectorant (2; PIP; TRA; WAM); Fungicide (1; JBU); Hyperemic (2; JFM; KOM); Hypoglycemic (1; HHB; PHR); Insecticide (f; CRC); Insectifuge (f; CRC); Memorigenic (1; APA); Rubefacient (f; CRC); Secretolytic (1; PHR); Secre-tomotoric (1; KOM; PIP); Sedative (1; TRA); Sialagogue (1; APA); Stimulant (1; CRC; JFM); Vermifuge (1; CRC; TRA; WBB).

Chest Congestion, Colds and Flu, Emphysema, Lungs, Postnasal Drip, Respiratory Problems, Sinus, Tuberculosis

The Benefit of using Eucalyptus Leaf as a natural cure

Extracts (Eucalyptus) — In vivo, quercitrin and hyperoside have shown antiviral activity against influenza type A (CAN). Euglobulin reported to be antiinflammatory, antiproliferative, and to inhibit in vitro TPA-induced EBV-EA activity in animal studies (PHR). Cineole is antispasmodic, bactericide, fungicide, secretogogic, secretolytic, and rubefacient (SHT).

Dosages (Eucalyptus) — 1–2 tsp chopped leaf/cup water (APA); 4–6 g leaf/day (KOM; PIP); 4–16 g leaf/day (PHR); 300–600 mg EO (PHR); 1–2 drops EO/cup water; 0.05–0.2 ml EO (CAN; E

Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Eucalyptus) — Class 2d. Contraindicated in inflammatory diseases of the bile duct, GI tract, and liver. Do not use near nostrils of infants (AHP).

CAN cautions that the oil can cause nausea and vomiting, and should not be taken internally during pregnancy or lactation. ‘Undiluted eucalyptus oil is toxic and should not be taken internally unless suitably diluted. A dose of 3.5 ml has proved fatal.” (CAN) Symptoms of poisoning include abdominal pain, bronchospasm, convulsions, cyanosis, delirium, dizziness, epigastric burning, myosis, muscular weakness, respiratory problems, spontaneous vomiting, tachypnea with severe respiratory depression, and a feeling of suffocation. May interfere with hypoglycemic therapy (CAN). Eucalyptus oil causes induction of the foreign-substance degrading enzyme system in the liver. This may weaken and/or shorten the activity of other medicinal agents; may cause diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting (PIP). CNS effects include diminution or loss of reflexes and depression of consciousness, possibly progressing to coma. Fatalities have been reported in adults ingesting as little as 4–5 ml eucalyptus oil; 30 ml will usually cause death (AEH1).