Eucalyptus, scientific name Eucalyptus globulus, is an evergreen medicinal plant of the Myrtaceae family. Eucalyptus is widely used in herbal medicine in the form of infusion, decoction, essential oil or mother tincture. Today, we will talk about the mother tincture obtained from eucalyptus leaves.
Eucalyptus mother tincture, properties
This natural remedy has a balsamic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and mucus thinning effect and regulates mucus production mainly thanks to the action of one of its most important active ingredients, called eucalyptol (Seol et al, Adv Exp Med Biol, 2016). Therefore, you can use the mother tincture of eucalyptus in case of respiratory tract diseases, such as cough, bronchitis, sinusitis, sore throat, phlegm and cold (Juergens et al, Respiratory medicine, 2003). In addition to this, as proven by scientific research, eucalyptus can also be helpful in case of bronchial asthma, again thanks to the anti-inflammatory action of eucalyptol (Juergens et al, Respiratory medicine, 2003). But the mother tincture of eucalyptus is also hypoglycemic, namely it acts by lowering blood sugar, and therefore it can help in the case of type 2 diabetes, the typical adult diabetes (Dey et al, World J Diabetes, 2013).
Mother tincture of eucalyptus, uses and warnings
Regarding the intake of the mother tincture of eucalyptus, you can take 30 drops three times a day in a little water. However, before starting any type of treatment, always ask your doctor for advice, especially if you are taking drugs to control your blood sugar, in order to avoid interactions with the remedy. Avoid during pregnancy and breastfeeding.