How to Use Eucalyptus Essential Oil

Physical benefits of eucalyptus essential oil

Eucalyptus essential oil, touted for immune-balancing properties, is an effective choice to support a healthy immune system all year long. In fact, many over-the-counter cold medicines include eucalyptus in their product to relieve congestion. Current research studies demonstrate eucalyptus’s anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. And history claims the use of eucalyptus essential oil to clean hospitals in the 19th century.*

The effectiveness of eucalyptus essential oil as a natural pesticide is catching the attention of environmentalists. This oil has proven to be a safe alternative to synthetic pesticides.  Many folk remedies cite eucalyptus as a defense around the home– a repellant against earwigs, millipedes and mosquitos.*

Emotional benefits of eucalyptus essential oil

Eucalyptus oil promotes healthy physical and emotional boundaries. This creates a safe space for dealing with life’s everyday situations. When we don’t take time to care for ourselves and we do too much–often for others–our immune systems get run down. We are more likely to come down with a cold or flu bug. Bacteria and viruses drain our body’s healthy frequency in the same way the pesky people in our lives do. Eucalyptus essential oil supports both healthy limitations and the ability to distance ourselves from people who may be emotionally draining.

Test eucalyptus essential oil to any of the following Body-Feedback areas:

  • Lung meridian Body-Feedback areas
  • Large intestine meridian Body-Feedback areas
  • Stomach meridian Body-Feedback areas
  • Small intestine meridian Body-Feedback areas
  • Urinary bladder meridian Body-Feedback areas
  • Triple burner meridian Body-Feedback areas
  • Master Body-Feedback areas

 

*Statements in this paragraph have not been evaluated by the FDA. The FDA regards Eucalyptus Essential Oil as generally safe for human consumption.

Always discuss with your medical doctor before using any alternative medicines, natural supplements, or vitamins. All information and content provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to substitute advice given by a pharmacist, physician, or other licensed health-care professional. This information is not intended to treat or diagnose a health problem or disease.

Eucalyptus essential oil research articles:

Study demonstrates eucalyptus essential oil can stimulate phagocytic immune activity along with low release of pro-inflammatory cytocines to support the immune system

Serafino, A., Vallebona, P. S., Andreola, F., Zonfrillo, M., Mercuri, L., Federici, M. Pierimarchi, P. (2008). Stimulatory effect of Eucalyptus essential oil on innate cell-mediated immune response. BMC Immunology, 9, 17. http://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2172-9-17

 

Study suggests anti-inflammatory properties of monoterpene 1.8-Cineol for asthma and upper and lower airway diseases 

Juergens UR, Dethlefsen U, Steinkamp G, Gillissen A, Repges R, Vetter H. Anti-inflammatory activity of 1.8-cineol (eucalyptol) in bronchial asthma: a double-blind placebo-controlled trial. Respir Med. 2003 Mar;97(3):250-6. PubMed PMID: 12645832.

 

Study illustrates anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties of eucalyptus essential oil varies depending on species

Ameur Elaissi, Zyed Rouis, Nabil Abid Ben Salem, Samia Mabrouk, Youssef ben Salem, Karima Bel Haj Salah, Mahjoub Aouni, Farhat Farhat, Rachid Chemli, Fethia Harzallah-Skhiri, Mohamed Larbi Khouja BMC Complement Altern Med. 2012; 12: 81. Published online 2012 Jun 28. doi: 10.1186/1472-6882-12-81

 

Study concludes significant use for eucalyptus essential oil as a natural pesticide against bacteria, fungi, insects, nematodes, weeds and mites 

Batish, Daizy R., Harminder Pal Singh, Ravinder Kumar Kohli, and Shalinder Kaura. “Eucalyptus Essential Oil as a Natural Pesticide.” Eucalyptus Essential Oil as a Natural Pesticide. September 24, 2008. Accessed September 11, 2016. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378112708006166.

 

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