Eucalyptus honey contains eucalyptin, the active principle of eucalyptus which dilates bronchi giving relief to the respiratory tract. This honey has distinctive flavor and is dark amber in color. Dark honeys contain 4 to 6 times more minerals such as manganese, potassium, sodium and iron. The benefits of eucalyptus honey to health have been proven in research. Besides being a natural remedy for respiratory problems, it is an antiseptic for having germicidal properties. Eucalyptus honey can be used in the treatment of wounds, minor cuts and minor burns. It is exceptional for treating a cough; a tablespoon of eucalyptus honey before bedtime is more effective in calming a cough than dextromethorphan-based syrups.