Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Eucalyptus Essential Oil possesses anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic, anti-septic and anti-bacterial properties (among others) which are used for the following health benefits-
Treating Respiratory Sickness -
Eucalyptus Essential Oil’s decongestant and anti-viral nature makes it an effective ingredient of medication for treatment of sore throat, cold & flu, bronchitis and sinusitis. The anti-inflammatory properties and soothing aroma help calm the throat and dilate blood vessels to allow more oxygen-flow into the lungs to normalize breathing of an asthmatic patient. Inhaling a few drops of Eucalyptus Oil also provides instant relief from nasal congestion.
Boosting Mental Activity -
Eucalyptus Oil boasts of a pacifying odour which is used to calm the nerves and generate a cool, refreshing effect. It is used to control stress and mental fatigue. Eucalyptus’ vasodilatory properties enhance blood flow in the body by relaxing blood vessels, engendering extra nourishment in the head that leads to stimulation of brain activity.
Treating Muscle Pain -
When massaged in a circular motion on the affected area, Eucalyptus Essential Oil can relieve pain in stressed tendons and joints. It is a natural analgesic and is therefore used to treat patients with rheumatism, lumbago, stiffed muscles, aches and fibrosis.
Attacking Dental Germs -
Eucalyptus Oil is highly effective against dental cavities, plaque and bad mouth odor. Due to its germicidal properties, it is found to be an active ingredient in toothpaste and other dental hygiene products.
Follicle Stimulation -
Follicles are tiny openings from where the hair on the human body grows. Eucalyptus Essential Oil promotes blood vessel cleansing and in the process, stimulates hair development by providing even blood flow to the skin around the follicles.
Wound Healing -
Eucalyptus Oil contains a natural anti-septic called cineole. On contact with air, it forms a layer of ozone, which is an excellent anti-septic. Thus, it is used to treat ulcers, burns, cuts and just about any other superficial injuries. Its anti-microbial nature also prevents growth of new germs and hence, safeguards the wound.
Protecting Intestine and Colon–
Eucalyptus Essential Oil is used as an anthelmintic drug to remove germs from the intestinal tract. It can deter many of the parasitic and bacterial conditions that arise in susceptible areas like the colon.
When ingested in moderate quantities, Eucalyptus Essential Oil can help in controlling blood sugar. Diabetic patients suffer from lack of efficient blood circulation which, in most cases, leads to amputation. Frequent massaging helps to relieve constricted vessels to maintain correct blood flow.