Dried Eucalyptus globules leaves, in a gelatin capsule.
A popular component in cold and flu remedies, eucalyptus is often found to soothe a sore throat, loosen nasal and bronchial mucous to relieve congestion, or calm a cough.*
The eucalyptus tree is native to Australia and Tasmania. The leaves and buds contain a volatile oil with a distinctive (and pungent) scent. Australian Aborigines were known to use eucalyptus to hasten the healing of wounds, fight fungal infections, and reduce fevers.
Today, eucalyptus is used for aromatherapy and is an ingredient in throat lozenges and topical pain relievers.*
- Tannins in Eucalyptus leaves reduce inflammation.
- The flavonoids are plant-based antioxidants.
- The oil is often used as an antiseptic and also in topical preparations, where it acts as an anesthetic and creates a mild warming sensation helpful for muscle and joint pain.
- The powerful aromatic oil alleviates respiratory problems.
- As a popular component in cold and flu remedies, eucalyptus soothes sore throats, coughs and loosens mucous to alleviate nasal and bronchial congestion.