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Benefits of eucalyptus and how to reproduce it in your home

25 mayo, 2021

The eucalyptus It is a plant that has multiple benefits for your health and well-being, and having it at home is a great advantage!

Read on and discover everything that eucalyptus does for you and also learn how to reproduce it in your home with simple steps. Take note!

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Eucalyptus benefits that you are going to love

  • In its leaves there are substances that help to breathe better and that have an antimicrobial function; that is to say, they eliminate the microorganisms that cause infection processes in the system and the respiratory tract.
  • Due to this quality, it helps reduce inflammation and relieve body pain, whether in the throat, legs, abdomen and more.
  • In addition to eliminating these infectious microorganisms, eucalyptus is a natural expectorant that helps clean the throat and mucous membranes, producing a sensation of freshness and relief.
  • It also helps to eliminate all types of bacteria in the mouth, improving the hygiene of the tongue, teeth and gums.
  • Another excellent use is to clean wounds caused by scrapes and burns, as it removes the bacteria that lead to serious infections.
  • The aroma of eucalyptus eliminates headaches, relaxes and also helps lower fever.
  • In addition, it is an excellent purifier for the skin: it removes everyday waste, avoiding oil and leaving the skin clean, fresh and healthy.
  • Finally, its strong aroma is an excellent repellent for insects and mites.

This is the opportunity for you to have your own eucalyptus at home. (Photo: Getty Images)

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How to reproduce it in your home

You need:

  • 1 large pot
  • Clay or porous soil
  • Substrate with nutrients
  • Eucalyptus seeds
  • Enough water

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Step by Step:

  1. Soak the eucalyptus seeds for 24 hours in water.
  2. After this time, place the seeds in the pot with substrate, cover them and moisten them, avoiding waterlogging.
  3. Wait for the seedlings to grow at least 10 centimeters before transplanting them to a larger space (eucalyptus has strong and long roots).
  4. In the new transplant space, add porous soil and sand.
  5. Try to keep the eucalyptus in a sunny place.
  6. Feed the earth with eggshells once a week-
  7. Water frequently (2 to 3 times a week).

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