Eucalyptus Oil: An Essential Oil With Extemporal Benefits

First Posted: Jun 06, 2016 08:05 AM EDT

Eucalyptus oil is a pure essential oil that provides benefit for your health and well-being. It has many uses such as for industrial, practical and for healing purposes.

The Eucalyptus oil comes from the dried leaves of eucalyptus, which is a genus of the plant family Myrtaceae native to Australia. The leaves are steam purified to extract eucalyptus oil. Eucalyptus has about over 700 different species all over the world. The 500 species of the eucalyptus at least produce a type of essential oil.

The oil has been used by the Australian aboriginals to treat body pains, sinus congestions, fever and colds. In the 1880s, the surgeons were also using eucalyptus oil as an antiseptic during their operations. It was also used in most hospitals in England to clean urinary catheters at the end of the century. The United States also certified eucalyptus oil in 1948 as an insecticide and miticide, which kills ticks and mites, according to Mercola.

A study reveals that eucalyptus oil has antibacterial activity against bacteria such as E.coli, Klebsiella, S.aureus, Proteus and Pseudomonas. An increased dose of oil of eucalyptus can result in an inhibition of the increase in all the organisms.

The eucalyptus oil can also be used for healing for conditions such as allergies and asthma. Apply a drop of eucalyptus oil on an organic cotton ball and inhale it quite a lot of times every day. It can also be used for respiratory infections, bronchitis, burns, ulcer and wounds.

To expand more the benefits of eucalyptus oil, in a study printed in BMC Immunology, the eucalyptus oil can implement an innate cell-mediated immune response. It also has the ability to relieve mental exhaustion through its cooling and refreshing effect. It can remove exhaustion and revitalize those who feel sick and tired. Besides these, it can also stimulate mental activity and increase the blood flow to the brain.

The oil can also fight against cariogenic or tooth decay-causing and the periodontopathic bacteria. It can also be used for pain relief and has found to be useful for athletes for their warm-up, which was revealed in a study published in the American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.


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