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Eucalyptus cut tea - 75 g - Herbal Collection

 Eucalyptus globulus


    Eucalyptus leaves tisane, also known as eucalyptus tea, is an herbal infusion made from the leaves of the eucalyptus tree (Eucalyptus globulus). 

    This aromatic plant is native to Australia and is now widely cultivated in various parts of the world. 

    Eucalyptus leaves contain various bioactive compounds that contribute to their potential health benefits.


    Some potential properties and benefits of eucalyptus leaves tisane include:


    1. Respiratory health: Eucalyptus leaves contain a compound called eucalyptol (1,8-cineole), which has been shown to possess anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, and expectorant properties. Drinking eucalyptus tea may help relieve symptoms of respiratory conditions such as asthma, bronchitis, and the common cold by reducing inflammation and mucus production.
    2. Immune support: Eucalyptus leaves have antioxidant and antimicrobial properties, which may help support the immune system and protect against infections.
    3. Pain relief: Some studies suggest that eucalyptus may have analgesic (pain-relieving) properties, making it a potential natural remedy for headaches, muscle pain, and arthritis.
    4. Dental health: The antimicrobial properties of eucalyptus leaves can help reduce the buildup of bacteria that cause bad breath and gum disease.
    5. Stress relief: Eucalyptus tea has a soothing aroma that may help reduce stress and anxiety. Drinking a cup of this tea can provide a sense of relaxation and well-being.
    6. Skin health: Applying cooled eucalyptus tea to the skin may help alleviate inflammation, irritation, and itching associated with conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and insect bites.


    While eucalyptus tea offers various potential benefits, it is essential to note that more research is needed to fully understand its effects. As with any herbal remedy, it is crucial to consult a healthcare professional before using eucalyptus leaves tisane, especially if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or taking medication. Additionally, eucalyptus can be toxic if consumed in excessive amounts, so always follow the recommended dosage and preparation instructions.




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    plant name


    Globulous eucalyptus, Tasmanian blue gum , kinimpotsy or kininimpotsy (Malagasy)


    International Latin denomination


    Eucalyptus globulus Labill.


    botanical family




    Description and habitat


    • Beautiful ornamental tree native to South Australia and Tasmania, introduced to most countries with warm temperate climates (Spain, Portugal, Australia)
    • Large in size, 30 meters in height (and up to 100 meters in Australia)
    • Smooth, ashy trunk, evergreen, oval and opposite leaves on young twigs, sickle-shaped, leathery, alternate on older twigs
    • The flowers form a small box opening with a lid: the stamens are enclosed in a case closed by an operculum (hence the name eucalyptus from the Greek eu = well and kaluptos = covered) formed by the fusion of the petals and /or sepals


    History and tradition


    • Sanitizes marshy areas, due to its ability to absorb water, it would have kept malaria away in Italy and the South of France
    • In all the countries where it grows, its sickle-shaped leaves are used as an antiseptic for the sinuses, nasopharynx and lungs.
    • Label. comes from the name of Labillardière who discovered it in 1800 during a trip to Australia


    Parts used



    Dosage forms available



    Usual dosages


    • The German Commission E monograph [1] indicates a reference dose of 0.3 to 0.6 g/day of eucalyptus globulus essential oil , i.e. 240 to 480 mg/day of 1,8-cineole
    • It is reasonable to stay below 300 mg of eucalyptus HE , not to exceed two weeks of treatment for doses of 150 to 300 mg, and not to exceed one month of treatment for doses lower than 150 mg, a dose of 75 mg of 1,8-cineole per day may seem safe




    Main components of the plant



    Main components of buds or young shoots


    Main components of essential oil





    Plant properties


    • Antiseptic of the respiratory tract, expectorant, anticatarrhal, for internal and external use, decongestant, hypoglycemic (?)
    • Detoxifying action of diphtheria and tetanus toxins, antimicrobial on Gram + bacteria, antifungal [3] , ( Candida sp ) [4] , anti-inflammatory
    • Improves respiratory function tests ( 1,8-cineole at a dose of 3 times 200mg/day)
      • In asthma treated orally with 1,8-cineole capsules (3 times 200mg/day for 3 days), inhibition of the production of arachidonic acid metabolites (leukotriene B4 and prostaglandin E2) and monocytes [5]
    • Anti-inflammatory by action on NO inhibition and antiradical effects [6]
    • Antidiabetic [7] , decreases postprandial hyperglycemia and hyperfructosemia [8]
    • Phenolic compounds show inhibitory activity of enzymes alpha-amylase, alpha-glucosidase, aldose reductase, angiotensin converting enzyme, dipeptidyl peptidase 4, which plays a pathogenic role in type II diabetes [9]


    Bud properties


    Properties of essential oil


    • Antitussive, expectorant and mucolytic [10] , bronchial antispasmodic, febrifuge, very marked bronchopulmonary tropism, drying in a high proportion
    • Antibacterial on Gram negative bacteria ( Escherichia coli ) and Gram positive bacteria ( Staphylococcus aureus ) [11] , even on multiresistant bacteria [12] , anti-biofilm activity against Proteus mirabilis [13] , marked inhibition of multiresistant bacteria such as methicillin- resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) [14] and vancomycin -resistant Enterococcus (VRE) [15] , antimicrobial against many bacteria, including Mycobacterium tuberculosis , Staphylococcus aureusmethicillin resistant (MRSA), virus, fungi ( Candida sp ). [16] , EO is effective in reducing bad odors in necrotic cancerous wounds, alone [17] , or mixed with tea tree and grapefruit EO [18]
    • Immunostimulant [19] , increases innate immunity and humoral response [20]
    • Antiviral [21] , [22] , [23] , anti-influenza by inhibiting hemagglutinin [24] , and when EO is incorporated into air filtration materials, or by aerosolization [ 25]
    • Antifungal, activity on Trichosporon ovoides , agent of scalp mycosis, with Cymbopogon winterianus , Mentha piperita , Cinnamomum zeylanicum , Melaleuca alternifolia [26]
    • Detoxifying diphtheria and tetanus toxins, antimicrobial (Gram + bacteria)
    • Antioxidant [27]
    • Analgesic and anti-inflammatory [28] , [29]
    • Insecticide, effective against fleas, used in insecticidal collars for animals, and against lice [30] , mixed with HE of true lavender and peppermint [31]
    • Essential oils from Myrtaceae are insecticides against the red flour beetle Tribolium castaneum [32] and another species, Tribolium confusum [33]




    Indications of the whole plant (phytotherapy)


    • Bronchitis, cough, asthma, COPD
    • Pharyngitis, laryngitis
    • Flu
    • Rhinitis, otitis


    Indications of the bud (gemmotherapy)


    Specific indications of essential oil (aromatherapy)


    • Bronchitis and bronchopneumopathies (COPD) [34] , cough, asthma, flu, pharyngitis, laryngitis, rhinitis, otitis
      • 1,8 cineole , through its mucolytic, bronchodilator and anti-inflammatory effects, reduces exacerbation rate in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [35] , it also improves respiratory function and reduces dyspnea in asthmatic patients (multicenter double-blind study on 247 patients who received 200 mg of cineole or a placebo for 6 months, alongside usual treatments) [36]
    • Local flea and lice repellent


    Known or suspected mode of action


    Usual formulations


    • Suppositories for adults and children over 30 months
    • Drinkable drops, mixed with other essential oils





    Possible side effects and precautions for use


    • Good tolerance in general
    • Mild and rare side effects such as heartburn, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
    • HE by mouth: possible general reaction with shock, decrease in blood pressure and rapid pulse
      • 1 ml of eucalyptus EO causes convulsions in humans [37]
      • According to the EMA, the lethal dose for adults is 4-5 ml of eucalyptus essential oil .
      • Oral poisoning with eucalyptus leaves is very unlikely (more than 100 g of leaves would be needed)
      • The use of pure essential oil per os is not recommended in children, it may be responsible for loss of consciousness [38] , seizures at high doses, but the toxicity seems to have been overestimated [39]
    • Inhalation of essential oil could lead to irritation of the nasal mucosa, even closure of the glottis in infants (same as menthol and camphor )
    • Rare drug interactions
    • Avoid in pregnant women
    • HE by local route: possibility of allergic skin reaction


    Bibliographic references


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    5. Aller↑ Juergens UR, Stöber M, Schmidt-Schilling L, Kleuver T, Vetter H. Antiinflammatory effects of euclyptol (1.8-cineole) in bronchial asthma: inhibition of arachidonic acid metabolism in human blood monocytes ex vivo. Eur J Med Res. 1998 Sep 17;3(9):407-12. PMID 9737886
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    Store in a cool, dry place, away from light. Keep tightly closed, away from the reach of Children and pets.

    Do not exceed the daily dose.


    This product is not intended to prevent or cure any form of illness or disease.

    If you are pregnant or nursing ; If you have a medical condition or are in the course of medical treatment ; If you are programmed for theater/operation in the near future, please consult your healthcare practitioner before using this product.


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