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Eucalyptus Essential Oil
31 Aug 2018 Admin

Eucalyptus Essential Oil

Eucalyptus Essential Oil is obtained from fresh leaves of the tall, evergreen Eucalyptus tree (Eucalyptus globulus). The essential oil is colorless and has a distinctive taste and odor. Eucalyptus essential oil has wonderful multi-faceted medicinal properties. The medicinal properties come from the leaves which are dried, and then crushed and distilled to extract the strong, colorless and potent essential oil.

Eucalyptus essential oil boasts many benefits including:

  •     Anti-inflammatory
  •     Antispasmodic
  •     Decongestant
  •     Deodorant
  •     Disinfectant
  •     Antiseptic
  •     Antibacterial

                    ...and many more!

 

Top 10 Eucalyptus Essential Oil Benefits :

  1. Eucalyptus Oil for Skin : It is a natural antiseptic with antifungal, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties making it highly effective in treating wounds, minor cuts, acne, boils, insect bites, skin infections and more. Eucalyptus oil helps in destroying bacteria clogging the pores and preventing it from spreading, making it an excellent natural treatment for acne.
  2. For Stress Relieving : It's potent aroma is great for stimulating both the mind and the body. Eucalyptus oil, a stimulant, helps remove exhaustion and mental sluggishness and rejuvenates people who are feeling under the weather or are sick.
  3. Treats Fever & Relieves Cough : Eucalyptus oil is effective in reducing the body's temperature during a fever due to its anti-inflammatory properties and its properties as a vasodilator. Eucalyptus Essential Oil is one of the most effective essential oils for cough because it works as an expectorant, cleansing your body of the microorganisms and toxins that are making you cough and feel lousy.
  4. Hair Care & Lice Treatment : Eucalyptus essential oil has potent antiseptic and anti-fungal properties which help remove the build-up of germs in hair follicles. This helps prevent conditions like dandruff, itchy scalp, and psoriasis.
  5. Treats Asthma : Eucalyptus has been believed to be one of the most effective against a range of respiratory conditions, including Asthma.
  6. Relieves Muscle Pain & Joint Pain : Eucalyptus oil is both an anti-inflammatory and an analgesic so it helps to soothe both the inflammation and pain that is associated with conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and even muscle injury.
  7. Improves Seasonal Allergies : Components of eucalyptus oil, such as eucalyptol and citronellal, have anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory effects, which is why the oil is often used to relieve seasonal allergy symptoms.
  8. Manages Diabetes : When ingested, eucalyptus oil can help control blood sugar because it contains powerful flavonoids (quercetin, kaempferol), phenolics (tannins, ellagic acid), and terpenoids (cineole, alpha-pinene). These potent compounds help reduce post-prandial hyperglycemia and treat type 2 diabetes.
  9. Immune system : Eucalyptus oil, rich in cineole, is one of the best oils to strengthen the immune system.
  10. Aromatherapy : Add Eucalyptus oil to baths, spas, and saunas because of its refreshing and antiseptic attributes. Therefore, it is commonly used in aromatherapy and in spa treatments.

 

There are few other uses of Eucalyptus Oil like :

  • Room Freshner
  • Used in Soap & Detergents
  • Mosquito Repellent
  • Household cleaner
  • Stain Remover

                ..and many more!

 

Side Effects & Warnings :

Essential oils are natural but powerful. Some people may develop an allergic reaction to any oil so it's always best to try a little by doing a small skin patch test on your arm or leg (never your face or neck) to make sure you don't have an adverse reaction.

If you're pregnant or nursing, or on any kind of medication please check with your doctor before using essential oils.

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