The many benefits of Eucalyptus explained.

Eucalyptol, the essential oil distilled from eucalyptus leaves, contains strong antiseptic and antitussive properties. Aromatherapists use the pungent oil from Eucalyptus globulus extensively to clear the air, as well as E. radiata and E. citriodora, which have milder scents. Topical ointments containing eucalyptus oil, as well as teas and tinctures steeped from the leaves, are used to effectively treat everything from arthritis and bad breath to bug bites. Many over-the-counter products, including cough drops, throat lozenges, chest rubs, toothpastes, mouthwashes and muscle relaxants, contain eucalyptus oil and its derivatives.

Functions

As a food additive eucalyptus oil can, among other uses, flavor baked goods and gum. In pharmaceuticals it acts as an analgesic, antibacterial, antiseptic, cough medicine, decongestant, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, blood flow stimulant, diuretic, fever reducer and expectorant. It also has veterinary medicine applications.

It can be used as a cleaner, deodorizer, an insecticide and an insect repellant as well as to provide the fragrance for aromatherapy, soap products and perfume. In industry eucalyptus oil can be used in refining ore. The oil separates metallic sulphides from unwanted materials. At LSM Soaps we add the anti-fungal benefits to our soap, so you benefit from the soothing properties while disinfecting every surface of your home.

DIY decongestant

Eucalyptus oil helps loosen phlegm, so try this naturally homemade remedy to relieve your next cold.
Fill a bowl with boiling water and add one drop essential oil of Eucalyptus globulus or Eucalyptus radiata.
Cover your head with a towel, lean over the bowl and breathe deeply.

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