Eucalyptus Oil Benefits
Eucalyptus oil has wonderful multi-faceted medicinal properties. So it's not surprising that it's used widely in many over-the-counter products available at your local grocery store or pharmacy including chest rubs for colds and congestion, cough and cold medicines, sore throat sprays, mouthwashes, inhalers, soaps, rash creams and topical pain relievers, just to name a few.
Native to Australia, and used for centuries by Aboriginal tribes for its healing properties, the eucalyptus tree, classified as Eucalyptus Globulus, is now grown world-over including China, India (where it is better known as Nilgiri oil), some parts of Europe and South Africa. The medicinal properties come from the leaves, which are dried, and then crushed and distilled to extract the strong, colourless and potent essential oil.
Essentials oils can also be used in oil burners and diffusers to create a fresh fragrant atmosphere in the home.
Some of the most common benefits of Eucalyptus Essential Oil include:
- Removes mental exhaustion
- Treats respiratory issues
- Dental care
- Relieves muscle pain
- Eliminates lice
- Skin care
- Manages diabetes
- Treats fever
- Room freshener
- Treats tuberculosis & pneumonia