When we hear the name Eucalyptus, we soon realize it’s essential oil (Eucalyptus oil), which is widely used to boosts immune system and helps to control cold, cough and several other health conditions like headache, asthma, various infections and so on.
Today, let us in detail discuss about Eucalyptus tree and some of its amazing health benefits.
About Eucalyptus Tree
Eucalyptus is an evergreen tree, with a wide array of medicinal benefits. There are over 700 different species of the Eucalyptus tree and most species are native to Australia. Different species of Eucalyptus vary greatly in size and shape from shrubs to tall trees. The whole Eucalyptus tree is very useful, i.e. each and every part of the tree like leaves, oil and bark highly benefits us. Eucalyptus tree and its extracts are widely used globally due to its diverse health benefits.
Amazing health benefits of Eucalyptus
Let’s have a detailed look at some amazing health benefits of Eucalyptus
Improves respiratory health – Symptoms of several respiratory illnesses like cold, cough, flu, sore throat, Asthma and others can be effectively controlled with Eucalyptus oil or ointment. One can rub the Eucalyptus oil on to chest to get relief from the chest congestion and to improve breathing. Another method to get rid of the chest or nasal congestion is to add a few drops of Eucalyptus oil to the boiled water and inhaling the steam. This steam acts as a natural expectorant, it eases congestion and loosens and removes excess phlegm from the respiratory tract and sinuses. In place of Eucalyptus oil, one can even add Eucalyptus leaves to the boiling water and inhale the steam to reduce the congestion and improve respiratory circulation.
Boosts immune system – Eucalyptus oil and tea have anti- inflammatory and immunomodulatory effects which naturally boost our immunity and protect us from several infections and allergies. Eucalyptus tea can naturally boost the compromised immune system due to illness and provide relief from the symptoms.
Provides dental care – The antibacterial, antimicrobial and germicidal characteristics present in Eucalyptus promotes dental health. These particular characteristics help in fighting the bacteria which can lead to tooth decay and also treats several dental problems like cavities, gingivitis and others. Now a days Eucalyptus is also used in some toothpaste and mouthwash.
Cools down body temperature – Do you know, Eucalyptus oil works wonderfully in controlling body temperature. Especially in the summer season where the risk of heat stroke raises, Eucalyptus oil cools down and maintains the body temperature.
Relieves Headache – Eucalyptus oil is one of the best solutions for Headaches. It controls headache by relaxing the tense facial muscles and by controlling exhaustion and stress. It also reduces inflammation and pressure in the sinuses which is treated as one of the major causes of headache.
Controls Diabetes – Eucalyptus oil is believed to increase the circulation in people with Diabetes. Brewing Eucalyptus leaves into a tea and consuming it acts as a preventive measure for Diabetes and among those who already developed the condition, it works as an effective treatment to control Diabetes. It is always recommended to consult with your doctor before trying these above tips as this strategy varies greatly depending on the type of Diabetes people have.
Controls anxiety and stress – The aroma of Eucalyptus leaves and oil have soothing effects, works as a natural sedative and offers relief from stress. Eucalyptus tea is highly recommended for those suffering from chronic stress, as it reduces stress hormones and eases anxiety.
Controls ear inflammation – Eucalyptus oil is very well known to reduce the inflammation and pain. Oil of Eucalyptus has antimicrobial properties which help to clear the infection that can lead to fluid build up in the ear canal. Never put any essential oil directly into the ear, instead, you can massage the oil (Eucalyptus oil) gently around the outer ear to get relief from pain and inflammation.
Alleviates muscle pain and inflammation – Eucalyptus oil has analgesic and anti- inflammatory properties. To get relief from pain and inflammation, just massage a few drops of Eucalyptus oil on the affected area gently. One can even warm the Eucalyptus oil and then massage with it for better results.