Eucalyptus has been used as a remedy for various types of conditions and health disorders for a long time now. Originating in Australia, the Eucalyptus was used by the aborigines from that geographical region to treat high fever. They used the water from the tree roots and also its leaves to decrease temperature in sick individuals.
The most beneficial properties of the Eucalyptus tree are found in its oil extract. Oil can be obtained from both the fresh and dried leaves of the tree, as well as from branch tips. The oil and the leaves were found to be a potent remedy against respiratory disorders, such as external or internal catarrhs of the respiratory tract. The oil can also reduce and treat a wide range of symptoms associated with respiratory infections and allergies, such as coughs and headaches.
In 2004 a team of German experts carried out a study in order to see if cineole compound in the Eucalytpus oil works against sinusitis. Cineole is the most active compound of the Australian tree. After being administered 200 mg of cineole three times a day for seven days, the volunteers in the study improved more than half of their symptoms since day four. The participants undergoing the experiment suffered from acute sinusitis.
Eucalyptus oil has a sweet smelling and invigorating fragrance. It can be used for massage or for hot baths in order to refresh and energize the body, to provide it with a good stamina and to stimulate the blood flow. Due to its antiseptic and anti-infective properties, the oil will also work against all kinds of wounds, skin problems or rashes and for preventing or treating infections of the body. It is also very beneficial against insects’ bites – apply diluted Eucalyptus oil on the bite or swollen area and it will disappear in no time.
Used for massage, besides the fact that it refreshes the whole body, the essential Eucalyptus oil will ease arthritis and muscle aches and pains. It is also used in all kinds of medicinal candies or cachou in order to treat cold, chest or respiratory problems. While in the mouth, the cachou will also help us prevent oral bacteria and confer us a fresh breath.
Eucalyptus oil is also a significant remedy against severer conditions such as asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, laryngitis, chest congestion etc. Pour a few drops of the tree’s essential oil on a cloth or handkerchief and then breathe in through the mouth, while exhaling through the nose. Earaches will also be reduced or cured through this method of inhaling-exhaling, because the oil will open the Eustachian tubes.
Due to the fact that it is a highly potent antiseptic