Sanskrit name: Nilgiri, Tailapatra, Sugandhapatra, Tailaparuah
Botanical name: Eucalyptus globulus Labill
Habitat: It is native to Australia.
- Rasa (taste): Pungent, Bitter, Astringent
- Virya (action): Heating
- Vipaka (post-digestive effects): Pungent
- Dosha (Constitution): Balances kapha and vata, aggravates pitta
Eucalyptus has a been used by Ayurvedic practitioners for its therapeutic benefits. Essential oil extracted from this herb has been used for medicinal preparations and aromatherapy. Ointments and lotions which are traditionally used has eucalyptus oil as an important ingredient. Eucalyptus oil acts as an expectorant and is used for treating respiratory tract disorders. It has anti-inflammatory properties which help in relieving the pain in joints and muscle spasms. It has anti-septic properties and is used in treating skin ailments and wounds.
No such information on side effects is available on this Herb. However, we recommend to consume this herb under proper medical guidance.