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For use from the age of 12, mix 5 drops of eucalyptus radiata essential oil in 5 drops of sweet almond vegetable oil and 5 drops of black cumin vegetable oil, rub the upper back, chest and neck in the evening at bedtime.
For use from the age of 12, place 3 drops of eucalyptus radiata essential oil on a handkerchief or in a bowl of simmering water, breathe for 10 minutes with each nostril.
Apply 2 drops of eucalyptus radiata essential oil diluted in 3 drops of sweet almond vegetable oil around the earlobe, 3 times a day for 5 days. Never pour essential oil into the ear canal. Recipe suitable for adults and children aged 7 and over.
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Lemon-scented eucalyptus has specific properties: anti-inflammatory and analgesic (osteoarthritis, tendinitis, rheumatism, sprains, arthritis, headaches, painful menstruation). Its essential oil also treats skin disorders (Herpes zoster, athletes' foot, mycoses, itching). It is also a good mosquito repellent.
Do not use in: pregnant or breast-feeding women, children under the age of three years (under the age of seven years for oral administration and for Eucalyptus globulus), persons with a history of epilepsy (warning, especially in children who have had fever seizures), persons allergic to one of the components (geraniol, linalool, limonene), subjects with asthma without the advice of an allergologist before the first use, in case of treatment of more than a few days (contraceptive pill, anticoagulants, chemotherapy, etc.).
"The fever tree", which has the rare virtue of cleansing its surroundings, was discovered in Australia in 1792 by the French naturalist Julien Houtou de La Billardière, who accompanied La Perouse and wrote an account of the expedition. Aboriginals used its leaves to treat their wounds and fevers. Its introduction in Europe dates back to 1856 when the commercial product started in the Australian state of Victoria. Eucalyptus was used to dry out and clean malaria-infested marsh regions as it absorbs large quantities of water and releases strongly anti-infectious emissions, thus one of its names Eucalyptus salubris.
The properties, benefits and method of use are given for information; they cannot in any case constitute or replace medical information that only health professionals can provide. For any use of essential oils for therapeutic purposes, please consult your GP or pharmacist.