Plants have many properties besides looking good. They can beautify your home as well as decorate your yard. Plants have given us some of the most beneficial medicines to treat illnesses, and they are great to eat. One of these amazing plants is the eucalyptus. The leaves of the eucalyptus have a lot of uses–here are some of the ways eucalyptus leaves can benefit people.
The Impressive Eucalyptus
You should know up front that eucalyptus oil and the fresh leaves of the eucalyptus are toxic. You can eat the dried eucalyptus leaves in a tea, and you should. They have great antioxidant properties. Dried leaves have great antioxidant properties. They contain flavonoids, which help to protect your body from stress.
There are also medicines made from eucalyptus leaves that may relieve cold or asthma symptoms. Cineole, a compound found in eucalyptus oil, helps open up your bronchial tubes and improves lung function. You can inhale the eucalyptus oil, or place leaves from the eucalyptus in your bedroom to help with symptoms.
If you have dry skin, you may want to use the eucalyptus as a dry skin remedy. Creams from the eucalyptus plant have been shown to improve the feel, look and texture of dry skin, and can even improve the look of dry skin over time. Best of all, there aren’t any dyes or colorings in eucalyptus lotion, so people with sensitive skin can use it.
When you’re ready to acquire some eucalyptus for your home, or you want plants for the garden, we hope you’ll think of us here at Dragonetti Florist & Garden Center. We’re located at 1875 Ralph Avenue in Brooklyn. You can also give us a call to order plants or arrangements at 718-241-3172.