The eucalyptus is a large tree of 35 to 100m high, native to Australia and Tasmania. It looks for siliceous soils, which are cool and humid. Its trunk is hard and peels in shreds. The bluish leaves have a characteristic odor. It was introduced in Europe in the 19th century and was used in the south of France to clean up wetlands and unhealthy zones due to its high capacity of absorption of groundwater by its long roots. This is why it grows quickly while producing a very hard wood. This property earned it the name of “fever tree” as it contributed to the eradication of malaria in Europe.
The eucalyptus pumps a lot of water through its roots and sends it to its highest peak where it is eliminated through the leaves, under the influence of sunlight. It turns wet into dry by analogy and it manages secretions by facilitating their elimination. It drains the lungs, stimulates secretions, eliminates infections and calms coughs of any origin (simple cough, wheezing or tuberculosis, etc.).
It is the leaves originating from old branches that are used to prepare the mother tincture. It is the essential oil, eucalyptol, which is responsible for its therapeutic activity. The eucalyptol, which is very volatile, is eliminated by the airways by promoting expectoration, as well as practicing an antiseptic activity. It has been used for many years as a general antiseptic: balsamic and thinner of the urinary tract. The eucalyptus, who fears the cold and frost, is an excellent remedy for all diseases due cold snaps. It is the tree of “chills.” It is also used as an insect repellent.
It stimulates renal elimination and eliminates infections like colibacillosis or gonorrhea.
Eucalyptus regulates the pancreas and combats diabetes mellitus (only used wholly).
Eucalyptus is a general stimulant, antiviral and antipyretic.
Eucalyptus is aimed towards those who want to “deworm the soul” (eucalyptus was recommended as a vermifuge and innsect repellent). The person makes themselves inaccessible by cultivating bitterness behind his haughty airs, variations in their moods and bronchial infections. Bronchitis then stays when we seek to resist censorship of others, which invites us not to flinch, to “walk straight”, to inhibit our desires.
- Orally: The usual dose for adults is 35 drops, 3 times per day.
- Inhaled:1 teaspoon in a bowl of boiling water to be inhaled several times a day.
- For external use: the mother tincture can be used as a repellent, in its pure state or in cream form.