Eucalyptus Leaf

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

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  • Cough
  • Pain

Natural Remedies using Eucalyptus


While I consider slippery elm safer than coffee, LRNP (March 1991) says, “preparations of slippery elm had been used as abortifacients.” Perhaps they refer to Foster and Duke, who note slivers of bark being used mechanically to induce an abortion, sort of the herbal coat hanger. Oleoresins from several elm species can cause dermatosis. Pollen is allergenic (CRC; LRNP, March 1991). But even conservative CAN says, “it would appear to be non-toxic.” The copious mucilage of the inner bark justifies its use as antitussive, demulcent, and emollient (CAN).

Cough, Pain

The Benefit of using Eucalyptus as a natural cure

In regard to muscles used for breathing, there are a handful of scenarios that can present themselves. Again, the ideal is when the abdomen moves while the chest is relatively still. The abdomen should move down and out slightly on inhalation, and it should return to a neutral position on exhalation. However, other dysfunctional patterns can and do often occur. One such pattern is for both the abdomen and the chest to expand on inhalation. While a small expansion in the chest is not normally problematic, an exaggerated expansion indicates overuse of the intercostal muscles and hyperventilation.

Side effects are a constant problem with conventional antidepressants. Up until the late ’80s, the major drugs used to treat depression were in the tricyclic family. These drugs produced many side effects that limited their use, such as daytime sleepiness and lethargy, dry eyes and mouth, dizziness on standing up, and weight gain.

Garlic is another herb that can be used for many health problems. It is a great improver of the circulation, and can prevent the development of clogged up arteries in people who are in a high-risk category (e.g. having a family history of heart disease, being overweight, smoking and having a high-calorie diet). It can help to bring high blood pressure down and keep your cholesterol low, and it also reduces blood clotting, so it can be very useful for people with a history of blood clots.


Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Catechu) – Not covered (AHP). “Hazards and/or side effects not known for proper therapeutic dosages” (PH2). But 100 years ago, “Believed to be anaphrodisiac and to cause impotence when used in excess” (DEP).

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