Eucalyptus Oil & Its Uses

Eucalyptus oil has many uses and benefits in the medical field commonly used as an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiseptic, and antispasmodic. It has decongestant properties that minimize the effect of nasal congestion. It is the best medicine for common diseases and shows a great effect when taken in diluted form. Here are some other uses and benefits of this oil.

Clears Chest

Eucalyptus oil works as a great medicine that suppresses cough. It not only silences the cough but also helps in getting the mucus out of the chest. Inhaling its vapor loosens mucus so that when you cough it gets expelled. A rub that contains eucalyptus oil shows a similar impact.

Silences Cough

Above, we saw that eucalyptus oil clears the chest for an age-old medicine that also treats cough. Many OTC medicines treat coughs that contain eucalyptus oil in their ingredients. So using this oil to treat cough is a great natural way.

Disinfect Wounds

Ancient Australian natives used eucalyptus oil to treat wounds and prevent infections. Today, it is used to treat skin inflammation and promotes healing. Eucalyptus oil-based products also help in treating burns or other injuries.

Breathe Easy

Not only cough and wounds, but eucalyptus oil also improves our respiratory functions. Respiratory conditions like sinusitis and asthma may be helped by inhaling steam with added eucalyptus oil. It also blocks asthma symptoms, but it is not for all. If people are allergic to this may worsen the symptoms. There is no particular data on how this oil works on people with asthma.

Controls Blood Sugar

Eucalyptus oil also has the potential to treat diabetes. Many experts believe that this oil plays a major role in lowering blood sugar in diabetes people. But researchers recommend monitoring the sugar levels of diabetes people using medication that contains eucalyptus oil.

Mosquito Repellant

Mosquitos, flies, and many other insects carry diseases that are dangerous to health. It is best to avoid their bites, for that we use many creams like odomos, etc. But do you know that it is the best alternative to those chemical mosquito repellents? Use lemon eucalyptus oil to keep mosquitoes, flies, and other pests away.

Arthritis Medicine

Research suggests that this oil eases joint pain. In fact,  almost all popular OTC creams and ointments used to relieve joint pain contain eucalyptus oil. It also reduces pain and inflammation associated with many conditions. It is also helpful for people who are experiencing back pain or recovering from a joint or muscle injury.

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Hence, it has many benefits used in almost all medicines to treat wounds, in cold relief inhalers, rubs, and ointments to relieve joint pain.

Written by Jagannadh Ch