Eucalyptus is an aromatic evergreen tea native to Australia and Tasmania.
The powerful essential oil is synonymous with respiratory health, and it is found in many popular remedies, including chest rubs, liniments and balms.
The essential oil of Eucalyptus is well known for providing immediate respiratory support and promoting healthy lung function. The herb tea made from Eucalyptus Leaves is also a traditional remedy for soothing scratchy throat.
The brisk, energizing scent of Eucalyptus clears the mind, enhances focus, and increases mental alertness.
The stately Eucalyptus tree has found various uses over the centuries. Historically, the Australian Aborigines relied on Eucalyptus to relieve minor joint discomforts and sore muscles. That traditional application continues today. Once Europeans were introduced to Eucalyptus, they too quickly recognized its many benefits.
Although Eucalyptus is native to Australia, it is now cultivated in other parts of the world including: California, South America, Spain and Portugal. It is also known as Tasmanian Blue Gum and Australian Blue Gum Tree because of the haze produced by the essential oil from the blue-green leaves.
Interestingly, Eucalyptus tree is also known as Fever Tree. Why? In Algeria, during the mid 19th century, groves of Eucalyptus trees were planted in marshy areas known for breeding malaria-carrying mosquitoes. Due to the remarkable drainage effects of the Eucalyptus tree roots, the marshes were converted to drier, healthier areas – eliminating the mosquitos’ habitat.