Eucalyptus is marked by distinctive herbal benefit. This year be adventurous and grow your own organic eucalyptus!
You’re probably familiar with the aroma of eucalyptus oil, which is an important component in many common products such as cough drops, throat lozenges, ointments, liniments and chest rubs.
Alternatively, you can strip the fresh organic leaves, which can then be dried and stored in glass containers. Sip the tea, add some honey or organic lemon for a sweet drink or alternatively use it as a gargle to ease sore throats. Can also be used in baths as a bath-soak to ease sore muscles.
If you live in a warm climate and you want to grow eucalyptus in the ground, it’s best to make that decision from the get-go. Keep in mind that eucalyptus needs a location in full sunlight, with protection from the wind. If you live in the U.K we recommend growing eucalyptus in a pot – you can always leave it outdoors during the summer, then bring it in before temperatures drop near freezing in autumn.
Also known to many as ‘silver dollars’ they add a unique and fasionable character to any garden, farm, allotment or home.
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