The many health benefits of eucalyptus oil have been known for years: This natural oil is an excellent anti-inflammatory, decongestant, anti-septic and antispasmodic. In ancient times, the oil was used by Aborigines in Australia to help with wounds and various fungal infections. Teas were often made from the leaves to help with fevers.
Also, the oil was used in several other ancient cultures, including China, India, Greece and various parts of Europe.
Interestingly, eucalyptus oil has not been quite as popular as other popular oils, such as camphor oil, because it was not as well known as the latter until more recently. Lately, the many health benefits of this oil have attracted notice around the world.
Eucalyptus oil is derived from the leaves of the eucalyptus tree, which also is known as the blue gum or fever tree.
This tree is native to various parts of Australia and also now grows in India, Asia and Europe. However, the main source of the oil still is Australia.
Some of the best health benefits of this wonderful oil include:
This oil has powerful antiseptic properties, and is useful on wounds, burns, cuts, abrasions and sores. It also can help to relieve pain and irritation associated with stings and insect bites. It also can help to protect an open wound from developing an infection.
For anyone who is experiencing minor joint and muscle pain, massaging this oil into the skin can be very effective in relieving pain. This oil has strong analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties, so is very helpful for joints and muscles.
Eucalyptus oil is very effective in helping with several types of respiratory conditions. It can relieve a cough and sore throat that is associated with cold and flu. It also is useful for nasal congestion, bronchitis and sinusitis.
It also can help to relieve some of the symptoms of asthma. Massaging a few drops onto the chest area allows the soothing aroma and vapors to be breathed in, which can dilate the blood vessels in the bronchia. This can make it easier to breath.
In the 19th century in England, eucalyptus oil was often used in hospitals to clean and sterilize urinary catheters! Laboratory studies confirm that the oil has substances in it that inhibit and kill bacteria. The oil also may be able to kill fungi and viruses.
This oil also has cineole, which is an antiseptic that kills bacteria that causes bad breath. That is why this oil often is used in mouthwashes.
Our Recommendation - Eucalyptus Oil
Our Eucalyptus Oil
is an excellent option for people suffering from arthritis, backache, bruises, strains and sprains.
Our product has been known for many years as an excellent and natural way to relieve pain. All that is needed is to warm the oil and bit and rub into the joint or sore muscle. It also can help to wrap a sore joint with plastic wrap after the oil is rubbed into the skin.
The oil for this product is derived from Eucalyptus tree groves in Australia. As mentioned earlier, this tree also is known as a fever tree. The source of that name is from 1800s British settlers in Australia who noted the fragrance that came from Eucalyptus trees. They actually were planted in places that had breakouts of tropical fever.
Interestingly, these trees served other beneficial purposes for British colonists. They found that these trees often were very effective in drying out swamp land, due to their huge, complex root systems. This meant that settlers could plant the trees in swampy areas and eventually the area could be made into usable farm land.
Eucalyptus oil is extracted from the branches and leaves of the tree through steam distillation.
This product is very effective to relieve pain associated with arthritis and muscles pulls, but it should not be used by anyone under the age of two.