Eucalyptus is a multi-purpose medicine.
Eucalyptus is a fast-growing evergreen tree native to Australia. People use eucalyptus for many conditions including asthma, bronchitis, plaque, and gingivitis, head lice, toenail fungus, and etc. Because it has various properties like antiperiodic, antiphlogistic, antiseptic, deodorant, inhalant, sedative, insect repellent, etc. It also features in creams and ointments aimed at relieving muscle and joint pain .
Botanical Name: Eucalyptus globulus
Eucalyptus originated between 35 - 50 million years ago. In 1777, English botanist-explorer David Nelson collected a sample eucalyptus from Bruny Island in southern Tasmania. It was taken to the British Museum in London and was given the name Eucalyptus Obliqua.
There are more than 300 species of eucalyptus and Eucalyptus globulus is one of the most well-known species. Its common names are Blue Gum, Southern Blue Gum, Tasmanian Blue Gum, Eurabbie, Blue Eucalyptus, eucalyptus tree, ironbark, bloodwood, gum tree, Australian fever tree and stringy bark tree.
Improves respiratory health
Eucalyptus oil is effective for treating a number of respiratory tract infections including cold, cough, runny nose, sore throat, nasal congestion, bronchitis, and sinusitis.
Eucalyptus oil's decongestant properties can help to clear your chest by making your cough more productive.
Since asthma causes inflammation in the airway walls, eucalyptus essential oil helps to widen the blood vessels, so that more oxygen can get into the lungs. The oil is also a natural anti-inflammatory, helping to thin and loosen mucus so it can be coughed up more easily, facilitating easier breathing and much-needed relief.
Essential oils like eucalyptus are excellent for reducing inflammation of the mucous membranes, thinning mucus in the sinus cavities and opening up the airways to help you find relief from blocked sinuses.
A study showed how eucalyptus oil improved symptoms in patients experiencing non-bacterial sinusitis.
Another study shows that Eucalyptus oil has antifungal, antiviral and antimicrobial properties and is proven to be effective against colds, influenza, other respiratory infections, rhinitis, and sinusitis.
A study conducted on rats suggested that An active ingredient in Eucalyptus oil is 1,8 cineole, which has an anti-inflammatory effect on chronic bronchitis and treating bronchial asthma.
According to a research study, it has the ability to inhibit bacteria such as S. pneumonia, H. influenza, and parainfluenza that cause sinus infections, fever, and flu.
MAIN THING: Eucalyptus is a very good medicine for respiratory abnormality. A 1,8-cineole in Eucalyptus have antimicrobial, antifungal, immune-stimulatory, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, analgesic and spasmolytic effects that improve your respiratory system.
Reduces joint and muscle pain
Research suggests that eucalyptus oil eases joint pain. In fact, many popular over-the-counter creams and ointments used to soothe pain from conditions like osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis contain this essential oil.
Eucalyptus oil helps to reduce pain and inflammation related to many conditions. It is also helpful to people experiencing back pain or those recovering from a joint or muscle injury.
Eucalyptus oil is a natural vasodilator, it helps to widen blood vessels and improve blood circulation encouraging a free flow of blood to the muscles.
Recent study on Eucalyptamint- Eucalyptus based preparation, find good results to treat muscle and joint pain linked to strains and sprains, arthritis, bruising, and backache.
Another study shows that inhalation of eucalyptus oil was effective in decreasing patient's pain and blood pressure. eucalyptus oil can help you find effective relief.
Eucalyptus has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties that show the beneficiary effects on muscles and bone pain also treat arthritis.
Phagocytosis is a process where the immune system consumes and destroys foreign particles.
Many studies on Eucalyptus oil that may stimulate an immune system response, in which the researchers found that Eucalyptus oil could enhance the immune system's phagocytic response to pathogens in a rat model.
Widely studies conducted on the effects of eucalyptus tea on Varieties of bacteria and found that to protect the body from a wide variety of bacterial infections. Some of them include E. coli and Candida albicans, the latter of which can cause yeast infections.
Eucalyptus is a great immunity booster or increases the immunity against some unnatural substances.
Eucalyptus essential oil has many innate natural properties like antiseptic with antifungal, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial making it ideal for protecting skin health and highly effective in treating wounds, minor cuts, acne, boils, insect bites, skin infections and more.
Rubbing its leaves on the skin can work as a quick fix, but drinking its tea or utilizing its oil on infected skin works much faster and more effectively.
It can be used for curing skin infections like acne, pimples as well as eczema. It can also be used efficiently to treat mild rashes or insect bites on the skin.
Eucalyptus oil working as an antiseptic and Remedial Agent, use as Aromatherapy, to Relax Sore Muscles and treat Shingle.
Mosquitoes and other biting insects carry diseases that can be dangerous to our health. Avoiding their bites is our best defense. DEET sprays are the most popular repellants, but they’re made with strong chemicals.
A study shows that 1,8 cineole, one of the active ingredients in eucalyptus oil, is known for its antibacterial properties that help to treat arthritis, boils, sores, and wounds.
MAIN THING: Eucalyptus oil has many innate natural properties that help to solve many skins complain and keep away the mosquitoes and bugs.
Mint isn’t the only weapon against stinky breath, also used in Mouthwash to fight the germs that cause bad breath (halitosis), and effective against cavities, dental plaque, gingivitis, and other dental infections.
It’s possible that eucalyptus products may also help prevent plaque buildup on the teeth and gums by attacking the bacteria that cause tooth decay.
Eucalyptus is quite beneficial in fighting bacteria that cause tooth decay and periodontitis.
Research shows that "eucalyptus oil is rich in cineole, an antiseptic that kills the bacteria that can affect bad breath.
Another study shows that eucalyptus contain a natural compound which helps to treat the infused gum and reduced halitosis
MAIN THING: Eucalyptus prevents gum infection and other tooth problems so relief in Bad breath.
Eucalyptus oil improves the shine, thickness, and overall health of your hair. it cleanses and moisturizes the scalp and promotes hair growth.
Mix eucalyptus and olive oil and gently massage this warm oil mixture onto the scalp to stimulate blood flow to the hair roots. It is a natural pesticide and uses as a treatment for lice so it relief from an itchy scalp and head lice.
Antiseptic and antifungal properties of Eucalyptus essential oil which help to prevent conditions like dandruff, itchy scalp, and psoriasis.
MAIN THING: Eucalyptus is a natural conditioner and has Antiseptic and antifungal properties that help to boost hair growth and make your hair stronger, thicker and glossy.
Eucalyptus leaves and oil helps in relaxing the senses and relieves stress. Using eucalyptus oil in aromatherapy has a chilling effect on the body.
The mildly sedative properties of the oil also makes it an ideal remedy for problems like insomnia or disturbed sleep.
Eucalyptus tea made from the eucalyptus leaves can work as an effective treatment for relieving mental tension and anxiety even in people suffering from chronic depression.
Using Eucalyptus oil helps to feel re-energized and refreshed in tired and exhausted people
Due to the presence of various mood elevator components in Eucalyptus, it uses as a natural treatment for people who suffer from stress or other mood disorders.
Additionally, eucalyptus oil has shown to increase mental and cognitive activity by increasing blood flow to the brain.
MAIN THING: Eucalyptus works as a mind freshener and helps to reduce anxiety, stress and treat insomnia
When ingested, eucalyptus oil can help control blood sugar because it contains powerful flavonoids presence is called quercetin, kaempferol, and phenolics like tannins, ellagic acid and terpenoids like cineole, alpha-pinene is the potent compounds help reduce post-prandial hyperglycemia and treat type 2 diabetes.
Research has proved that the tea made from the eucalyptus leaves can be effective to manage diabetes.
MAIN THING: Eucalyptus reduces the blood sugar level and control diabetes.
Treat the liver and gallbladder
Extract of the eucalyptus leaves has certain organic compounds that have a detoxification effect on the body and can be used for treating a number of liver disorders as well as problems of gallbladder effectively.
Frequent consumption of eucalyptus tea helps in detoxifying your liver promoting overall better health.
MAIN THING: Eucalyptus has some detoxifying agent which help in reducing a liver disease and gallbladder disease.
Essential oil from the fresh or dried leaves is used as a flavoring in sweets, baked goods, ice cream, etc.
Dried eucalyptus leaf is used as a flavoring agent in some foods.
The nectar of some eucalypts produces high-quality monofloral honey.
Eucalyptus leaf is Safe when consumed in the food amount.
Eucalyptus oil is Unsafe when applied directly to the skin without being diluted.
Diluted oil is Safe with oral consumption and Without diluted Eucalyptus oil is Unsafe orally. Signs of eucalyptus poisoning might include stomach pain and burning, dizziness, muscle weakness, small eye pupils, feelings of suffocation, and some others. Eucalyptus oil can also affect nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
Warnings & precautions
Pregnancy and breastfeeding: Eucalyptus is Safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women when consumed in food amounts. But don't use eucalyptus oil. No information is available for Oil.
Children: Eucalyptus oil is Unsafe for children.
Allergies: An allergic reaction with the use of eucalyptus leaves and eucalyptus oil is depending on how severe your sensitivity is.
Diabetes: Eucalyptus leaf might lower blood sugar. Along with Eucalyptus leaves taking with medications for diabetes might lower blood sugar too much. Blood sugar levels should be monitored closely.
Surgery: Stop using eucalyptus at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
Contact Dermatitis: Eucalyptus oil can attract airborne contact dermatitis in some cases. The issues associated with contact dermatitis range from discomfort to dangerous.
Eucalyptus is Moderate Interaction with Some medications that are changed by the liver include amitriptyline, haloperidol, ondansetron, propranolol, theophylline, verapamil, omeprazole, lansoprazole, and pantoprazole; diazepam; carisoprodol; nelfinavir; diclofenac, ibuprofen, meloxicam, piroxicam; celecoxib; warfarin; glipizide; losartan; lovastatin, ketoconazole, itraconazole, fexofenadine, triazolam, and many others and Some medications used for diabetes include glimepiride, glyburide, insulin, pioglitazone, rosiglitazone, chlorpropamide, glipizide, tolbutamide and others.
Selection and Storage
Generally leaves and oil are mainly used for medicinal purpose
You may cut the branches and leaves as the plant grows. Gathered leaves can be grouped into a bunch and air-dried upside down or wrapped in a paper towel. Once they're dry, store them in an airtight glass jar.