Eucalyptus Essential Oil January 06 2023

eucalyptus leaf branch

Eucalyptus is stimulating, purifying, and refreshing. It offers a well known scent characteristic with its sharp, camphoraceous top notes and deep woody undertones. It possesses a wide array of therapeutic properties and many applications.

It is commonly used in steam inhalations to relieve symptoms of colds, flu, and respiratory congestion. There are several essential oils of eucalyptus, and among them, that of Eucalyptus Globulus is undoubtedly the most effective and the most powerful at the level of respiratory infections. Its expectorant power is remarkable. It is recommended in case of bronchitis, nasopharyngitis, or sinusitis, and the case of oily cough and stuffy nose. It is however its use is recommended only for adults. For children choose the Eucalyptus Radiata, a more gentle essential oil. Eucalyptus Globulus essential oil is highly concentrated in 1,8-cineole and alpha-pinene, which makes it antiseptic, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and antiviral antiparasitic. This essential oil constitutes a protective barrier against viruses, thus slowing their progression in the body. Eucalyptus opens up the airways, clears the head, and reduces headaches while it helps in meditation by improving breathing and by keeping the mind clear. It can also be a very effective insect repellent and a remedy for stings and bites. 

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