Balsamic and fluidising activity
Eucalyptus is noted for its balsamic, decongestant and sedative properties for coughs.
- Essential oil
- Terpene alcohols
Eucalyptus trees were introduced into Europe as an ornamental feature and for medicinal purposes: at the beginning of the nineteenth century it was believed, incorrectly, that the scented foliage prevented the growth of the anopheles mosquito, a carrier of malaria
Eucalyptus belongs to the Myrtaceae family, originally from Australia, where they form dense forests that can exceed 90 metres in height.
Used to treat influenza respiratory diseases, thanks to its expectorant, balsamic, anti-inflammatory, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antibacterial, antifungal, antipyretic, hypoglycemic and diuretic properties.