Eucalyptus oil has warming properties, has antiseptic, antispasmodic and expectorant properties. In folk medicine, it was willingly used to treat respiratory ailments, asthma, gastric problems, and to treat parasitic infections. Natural eucalyptus oil with a fresh, delicately camphor-like scent is obtained from the leaves and twigs of the eucalyptus tree. Its characteristic smell is associated with the relief it brings during a runny nose. You can benefit from the valuable properties of eucalyptus oil in different ways. It is available both in its pure form and as a component of ointments, creams, lotions and preparations for hygiene, disinfection and care. It is worth getting to know all its valuable properties and application.
The oil is recommended for
- with infections of the upper respiratory tract
- with bronchitis or sinusitis
- stimulates immunity
- in colds and flu
- repels insects
- reduces itching and swelling from insect bites
is obtained from eucalyptus leaves: a plant that comes from Tasmania and Southeast Australia and grows primarily in tropical and subtropical climates. It is an evergreen tree that grows up to 130 meters in height. Its ripe leaves - the only food source for Australian koalas - have a characteristic blue-greenish color, are hard, and their structure is described as "leathery". Eucalyptus oil is obtained from the glands in them in the process of steam distillation, whose characteristic - intense, fresh, but also quite spicy - smell is known to many of us from childhood, when it was an excellent remedy for a stuffy nose. It was enough to sprinkle it on a pillow to breathe freely at night.
Properties of eucalyptus oil
It helps soothe colds and infections. The volatile substances contained in it have an astringent effect on the nasal mucosa, thanks to which they clear it and facilitate breathing, and also have a relaxing effect on the bronchi, which in turn helps to liquefy the secretion in them.
- It stimulates immunity.
It has antiseptic properties - thanks to a substance called eucalyptol, which can kill certain strains of viruses, and is approved by the FDA for use in gargling products recommended for colds and flu.
It repels insects - especially mosquitoes and fleas.
- It reduces itching and swelling caused by insect bites.
- Cools the skin - relieves both swollen legs and the skin that burns due to burns.
- Refreshes your breath.
- It has a deodorizing effect and masks the unpleasant smell of sweat.
- It has a relaxing and relaxing effect.