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Best Health Benefits Of Eucalyptus Essential Oil

Author: Ria Sen
by Ria Sen
Posted: Jan 24, 2023

Eucalyptus is a fast-growing evergreen tree native to Australia. As an ingredient in many products, it's used to reduce symptoms of coughs, colds, and traffic. It also features creams and ointments aimed at relieving muscle and joint pain.

The Eucalyptus essential oil that comes from the eucalyptus tree is used as an antiseptic, as perfume, as an ingredient in cosmetics, as a flavoring, in dental preparations, and as industrial solvents.

Chinese, Indian Ayurvedic, Greek, and other European styles of medicine have incorporated them into the treatment of a range of conditions for thousands of years.

There are over 400 different species of eucalyptus. Eucalyptus globulus, also known as Blue Gum, is the main source of eucalyptus oil used globally.

Leaves are steam distilled to extract the oil, which is a colorless liquid with a strong, sweet, woody scent. It contains 8- cineole, also known as eucalyptol.

The leaves also contain flavonoids and tannins; flavonoids are herbs-grounded antioxidants, and tannins may help to reduce inflammation.

Health benefits and uses of eucalyptusEucalyptus essential oil is believed to have many medicinal properties, although not all of them have been verified by research. Below we outline some of its potential health benefits.

Antimicrobial propertiesInterestingly, toward the end of the 19th century, eucalyptus oil was used in most hospitals in England to clean urinary catheters. Modern research is now starting to back this practice up.

Colds and respiratory problemsEucalyptus features a range of medications to relieve symptoms of the common cold, for example, cough lozenges and inhalants.

Pain reliefEucalyptus extract may act as a pain reliever, and research indicates that the oil may have analgesic properties.

Stimulating immune systemEucalyptus oil may stimulate an immune system response, say finding a trusted Source published in BMC Immunology.Other conditions that eucalyptus may help with include

Arthritis – potentially due to its anti-inflammatory propertiesA blocked noseWounds and burnsUlcersCold sores – perhaps due to its anti-inflammatory propertiesBladder diseasesDiabetes – eucalyptus might help lower blood sugarFeverFlu

Herbal remedies recommend using fresh leaves in a gargle to relieve a sore throat, sinusitis, and bronchitis. Also, eucalyptus essential oil vapor appears to act as a decongestant when inhaled. It's a popular home remedy for colds and bronchitis.

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