Saturday, July 14, 2012

Benefits of Eucalyptus Oil

Eucalyptus oil is obtained by the distillation of eucalyptus leaves.  Eucalyptus essential oil blends with other essential oils and is used in aromatherapy. It an excellent remedy for common colds, congestion, sinus infection, blocked nose, asthma and other respiratory problems. To open up your blocked nose, drop a few drops of eucalyptus oil on your handkerchief and smell it from time to time. It is antibacterial, antiviral and deodorant.  Eucalyptus tree is a tall evergreen tree which originated in Australia. It is now grown across the world. 
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Respiratory Problems

Eucalyptus oil helps to control the ill effects of respiratory problems. It contains an active ingredient called ‘eucalyptol’ which helps loosen phlegm in the lungs and make breathing easy. Apply eucalyptus oil with a gentle massage to your chest. You will get relief almost immediately.  It also helps to get rid of nasal blockage

Lozenges and Cough Drops

Eucalyptus oil is an ingredient of several lozenges and cough drops which can help to get rid of sore throat and cough. It is also used in the manufacture of topical creams used relieve chest congestion when applied to the chest.

Inhaling Eucalyptus oil

Add a few drops of eucalyptus oil to water and boil the water. Inhale the steam. It helps to relieve chest congestion.

Eucalyptus oil Room Freshener

Eucalyptus oil makes and excellent room freshener. Add a few drops of eucalyptus oil to half a liter of water in a spray bottle. Spray it across the room. 

It is used in the manufacture of soaps, perfumes, deodorants and other products related to personal hygiene

Add a few drops of eucalyptus oil to henna before applying to your hand. It gives a richer and deeper color.

Eucalyptus oil can be mixed with other massage oils to get rid of muscle pain, headache and mental fatigue.

It is an excellent mosquito repellent. It is also effective against insect bites and skin rashes

It can be used as a household disinfectant after mixing with water

Add 2-3 drops of eucalyptus oil to a glass of water and use it as a throat gargle to get rid of sore throat.

It has anti bacterial properties and used in the manufacture of tooth paste and mouth washes.

Diabetes patients can take it internally. A drop of eucalyptus oil can be added to a glass of water. It helps to bring down blood sugar levels

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