QUICK HEALTH TIPS: Benefits of eucalyptus oil.
Are you looking for an essential oil that will help to boost your immune system, protect you from a variety of infections and relieve respiratory conditions? Doctor Axe suggests eucalyptus essential oil. He says it’s one of the best essential oils for sore throats, cough, seasonal allergies and headaches. Eucalyptus oil benefits are due to its ability to stimulate immunity, provide antioxidant protection and improve respiratory circulation. Doctor Axe states that researchers have found that its “broad-spectrum antimicrobial action make it an attractive alternative to pharmaceuticals”. This is why eucalyptus essential oil is commonly used in products to fight foreign pathogens and different forms of infections.
Traditionally, eucalyptus oil was used as an analgesic agent that helped to relieve pain, and it was valued for its ability to reduce inflammation and improve respiratory conditions. Eucalyptus is also well known for its ability to fight bacterial, viral and fungal infections, and to help clear the respiratory tract of built up mucus. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, bronchitis, sinusitis, the common cold, cough and flu are all helped by the usage of eucalyptus essential oil.
- As a cough reliever, apply 2-3 drops to chest and back of neck
- As a sinus clearer, add 1-2 drops to a cup of boiling water; place towel over head and inhale for 5-10 minutes
- To relieve sore throat, diffuse 5 drops or apply 2-3 drops to outside of throat and to chest
- As an energy booster, or to relieve a headache, diffuse 5 drops or rub 2-3 drops into temples and back of neck
NOTE: Remember to dilute eucalyptus oil before using it topically on a child. Also, do not swallow. Eucalyptus oil should not be used internally. It’s only for aromatic and topical use.
- Anthony R