Benefits Of Eucalyptus oil
The eucalyptus tree is botanically known as Eucalyptus Globulus and is commonly known as fever tree, stringy bark tree or blue gum tree. Although the Eucalyptus tree is native to the continent of Australia, today it is found growing in the subtropical regions all over the world. The medicinal use of Eucalyptus tree and its oil was first discovered by the aborigines of Australia. They extracted valuable watery substance from its roots and used its leaves for relieving fevers. Apart from this, there are many benefits of eucalyptus oil, some of which include:
1. Aids in treating respiratory problems.
Eucalyptus oil is effective in treating a large number of respiratory problems such as cough, cold, running nose, sore throat, nasal congestion, asthma, bronchitis and sinusitis. Eucalyptus oil is antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral, and antimicrobial, anti inflammatory and decongestant in nature. This makes it an excellent ingredient for medicines used in treating respiratory problems.
2. Supports the healing of wounds.
Due to its germicidal properties, Eucalyptus oil is an excellent antiseptic. When the oil is exposed to air, it forms a layer of ozone on the wound and ozone is a well-known antiseptic. Hence, this oil is used for curing wounds, burns, ulcers, cuts, sores and abrasions. It is also efficient in treating insect stings and bites.
3. Relives muscle pain.
Circular massage of eucalyptus oil on the surface of skin helps in providing relief from the muscle and joint pains. This volatile oil is anti inflammatory and analgesic in nature. It is thus recommended to people suffering from lumbago, rheumatism, sprained tendons and ligaments, stiff muscles, fibrosis and nerve pain.
4. Helps in relieving mental exhaustion.
Eucalyptus oil provides a cooling, refreshing effect and is thus used for relieving mental exhaustion. Usually, people suffering from a disorder are down and eucalyptus oil helps to stimulate, remove mental sluggishness and exhaustion from the body.
5. Beneficial for the teeth.
Owing to its germicidal properties, Eucalyptus oil is quite effective against dental plaques, gingivitis, cavities, and other dental infections.
6. Takes care of the skin.
Topical application of Eucalyptus oil helps in treating skin infections.
7. Helps in treating fever.
Eucalyptus oil has traditionally been used for reducing the body temperature and treating fever. It is thus known as fever oil.
8. Keeps the intestines healthy.
Eucalyptus oil is known to be a vermifuge and is thus used for removing intestinal germs. Intake of this oil in some form thus helps in keeping the intestines healthy.
9. Acts as a room freshener.
Eucalyptus oil has deodorant properties and is antiseptic in nature. These properties make it a useful as a room freshener for clinics and hospitals. It also helps to kill bacteria and germs present in the air, thus keeping the room environment clean.
However, eucalyptus oil should be used with utmost care as consumption and use in large quantities is toxic and harmful to the body. The oil also interferes with homeopathic treatments and should not be used by people undergoing any kind of homeopathic treatment.