Eucalyptus oil has been known to many people in the world. Oil with a clear greenish color is very often used for children to adult. The smell of eucalyptus can offer a calming effect. When applied, eucalyptus oil is warm, relaxes muscles, and heals insect bites. Not only oil that is useful, eucalyptus bark is also beneficial to heal wound infection.
The eucalyptus plant (Melaleuca leucadendra) is known for its high lifespan. This tree can easily be found in hot environments and barren. In fact, a wildfire can not prevent this plant from growing again. Eucalyptus can be found in the lowlands with heights up to 400 meters above sea level. Generally this tree grows wild near mangrove forests, marshy soil, or grows by forming a small forest. Eucalyptus classified as exotic plants, with a slender trunk and soft, light brown color of trees.
This plant is very easy to identify from its distinctive aroma and tree bark that often peel off naturally. In addition to its distilled leaves to produce essential oils, tree bark can also be used to address various health problems that arise. One of the uses of eucalyptus bark to drain the pus on the wound.
Eucalyptus bark for wound
Eucalyptus bark has compound which is the active compound and useful as analgesic and natural antiseptic. The benefits of eucalyptus bark as a disinfectant will treat wound as well as clean wound from pus. To treat wound, eucalyptus bark can be used as a herb for application with a mixture of several other herbs, ginger and tamarind. How to process it? How to make it easy enough, follow these steps below:
- Pick up some young eucalyptus bark, wash and dry.
- Take some ginger powder and some tamarind, wash it clean.
- Mash the bark and ginger tamarind until mixed.
- The herb is attached as an application on wound that oozes pus.
- In order pus fast drying, apply this herb regularly on the wound until it dries. The results will be visible after a few times you do it.
The above treatment you can try to do when having wound with pus or infection. However, if the wound does not heal and get worse, antibiotic may be needed to kill bacteria from the body and prevent the risk of infection worse. Consult your doctor to get proper treatment.