Saturday, October 27, 2012
Eucalyptus is used for :
RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS - for sinusitis, colds, coughs, sore throat, asthma, nasal congestion, bronchitis. A few drops of eucalyptus oil in a steam inhaler or warm bath work wonders on colds and congestion. Eucalyptus lozenges are some of the best sore throat remedies found. Use of this holistic remedy as a decongestant has been one of the most common ways people have sought safe effective alternative help without prescription medicine.
MUSCLE PAIN - for muscle pain caused by rheumatism or over worked tendons a warm bath with eucalyptus works miracles to relieve the pain and relax the tightness. The anti-inflammatory action of it in salves naturally relieves sprained ankle tendons and pulled shoulder ligaments.
WOUND THERAPY - for minor burns, cuts, scrapes, insect bites and stings either ointments or essential oil brings immediate relief, also acting as a cleansing anti-bacterial agent.
DENTAL CARE - as a toothpaste and mouthwash it fights cavities, dental plaque and gingivitis.
FEVER REDUCER - it has been used for 100's of years as a remedy to reduce fever due to infections both viral and bacterial.
AROMATHERAPY - eucalyptus is found in massage oils and air fresheners. It is also promoted as a scent which helps mental focus and alertness.
FUNGAL INFECTIONS - eucalyptus ointment and oil is extremely effective on Athletes Foot fungus and other foot fungal intrusions.
HAIR CARE - it is commonly seen in dandruff shampoos and as a scalp invigorator.
The health benefits of this natural botanical extend beyond treatment for illness to the prevention venue. Eucalyptus(similar to camphor)has been found useful as a mosquito repellent and has been used to ward off Malaria in various regions of the world.
Like any product there are warnings concerning use of eucalyptus. It is not recommended for
use by pregnant women, people with high blood pressure, diabetics or persons with epilepsy.