Eucalyptus has a penetrating odor. Most Eucalyptus plants come from Australia, with an average height of 30 meters, but can go up to 92 meters. They have very stiff leaves. Australians call the Eucalyptus the thermal tree, and they’ve used it for treatment of wounds and inflammation. They also use it as treatment of malaria. There are about 500 kinds of Eucalyptus.
Eucalyptus oil has a lot of health benefits that are well known and has a wide variety. The oil is anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasm, deodorant, decongestant, stimulating, and a lot of other positive medicinal qualities. Because of this, it has a lot of medicinal benefits:
The oil is very effective in using for wounds, burns, cuts, ulcers, abrasions, and sores. It also protects an open area of the skin from infection and air exposure.
It is effective in treating colds, cough, runny nose, asthma, sore throat, sinusitis, bronchitis, and a number of other respiratory problems. A study in 2004 showed that the oil is very effective in treating non-bacterial sinusitis.
Eucalyptus has a very cool and soothing effect. Because of this, it can easily soothe the mood and spirits of one who is mentally exhausted due to different reasons.
Massaging eucalyptus oil on the skin helps relieve muscle and joint pain. The oil is recommended to patients of rheumatism and other painful conditions related to muscles and joints.
Eucalyptus essential oil is often an ingredient in mouthwash or toothpaste because it is very effective against cavities, dental plaque, and other dental infections.
It is a natural bug repellent and pesticide, therefore it is an excellent treatment for lice.
It can be applied topically to treat skin infections.
Eucalyptus essential oil can help regulate blood sugar when ingested. It can also be inhaled to regulate blood circulation and ease the contraction of blood vessels.