Properties & Uses:
Arthritis *Asthma *Colds *Congestion *Coughs *insect_repellent *January *Muscle pain *
Eucalyptus essential oil has a very penetrating woody camphor aroma that immediately freshens the air. The oil is steam distilled from the leaves and twigs of the Eucalyptus plant.
Eucalyptus is best known for its ability to relieve congestion and ease breathing in colds. The uplifting, camphorous oil is often added to massage blends to relieve sore muscles and arthritis pain. The essential oil of eucalyptus contains cineole, a potent antiseptic that helps kill bacteria and fungi and is one of the best antiseptic oils.
Its best companions for blends are cedarwood, geranium, juniper, lavender, chamomile, rosemary, peppermint, lemon, sweet marjoram, ginger, grapefruit, cypress, and thyme. With its antiviral, antibacterial, and expectorant properties, it is especially desirable used in rubs, inhalants, or diffused in the air such as this bronchitis blend
Note: There is also a Lemon Eucalyptus essential oil, distilled from a different plant, that has a full bodied lemon scent, more complex than lemon, with a sweet earthy undertone. It is surprising with its potency of fragrance, and since it is quite pungent once it hits the air, it makes a wonderful home air cleansing freshener, especially when you want something to work quickly. A few drops in a diffuser will result in a penetrating lemony fragrance floating through the air. This particular oil is often used in fragrances, and also is used for it's citronella properties as an excellent mosquito repellent. Make your own by adding a few drops to distilled water in a mist bottle. Shake and spray a fine mist.
Side Effects: of Eucalyptus
Avoid use in infants. Undiluted eucalyptus oil is toxic if taken internally.
Medicinal Herbal :Eucalyptus
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Eucalyptus leaves can be taken in tea, or used in steam inhalations to clear congestion.