Originally native to Australia, eucalyptus trees are now grown all over the world and used for their medicinal properties. Their healing power comes from eucalyptus oil, which is made from the tree’s oval-shaped leaves. The leaves are dried, crushed, and distilled to release the essential oil. After the oil has been extracted, it must be diluted before it can be used as medicine.
Uses & Health Benefits:
- For many years, eucalyptus oil has been used to relieve coughing.
- Eucalyptus oil can not only silence a cough, it can also help you get the mucus out of your chest.
- Mosquitoes and other biting insects carry diseases that can be dangerous to our health. Avoiding their bites is our best defense. DEET sprays are the most popular repellants, but they’re made with strong chemicals.
- The Australian aborigines used eucalyptus leaves to treat wounds and prevent infection.
- Respiratory conditions such as asthma and sinusitis may be helped by inhaling steam with added eucalyptus oil. The oil reacts with mucous membranes, not only reducing mucus but helping loosen it so that you can cough it up.
- Clear your chest.
- Keep the bugs away.
- Disinfect wounds.
- Breathe easy.
- Control blood sugar.
- Soothe cold sores.
- Freshen breath.
- Store at safe and dry places.
- When applied to the skin: Oil is POSSIBLY SAFE when applied to the skin in medicinal amounts.
- It can sometimes cause irritation, although this is uncommon.
The information is for educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.