Is Eucalyptus Oil really good for you?
Eucalyptus Oil has a long list of reported benefits… but is it really that good for you? Let’s take a closer look.
Eucalyptus has been highly prized for its medicinal properties for centuries. In fact, you’ll find the Aboriginal people of Australia have been using it for all sorts of amazing treatments for thousands of years.
Thanks to the spread of the Eucalyptus tree to the rest of the world, the beneficial properties of eucalyptus oil have become incredibly widespread and well-known, to the extent that people in every country use it for a number of medicinal applications.
You’ll find there is a lot of scientific information available detailing its amazing properties, but we’ve boiled it down to an easy-to-consume list that you’ll love.
The Active Ingredients in Eucalyptus Oil
There are more than a dozen compounds that makeup eucalyptus oil, but a few of the active ingredients are more important than others:
-α-Terpineol has anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, and anti-bacterial properties
-1,8-Cineole can reduce pain (analgesic), is an antiviral, antibacterial, antispasmodic, and antifungal agent can increase blood flow and may reduce tension headaches.
-Pinene is a bronchodilator, an expectorant, antiseptic, and has anti-inflammatory properties
-Sabinene is not only a potent antioxidant, but it’s also highly effective as an anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, and antifungal agent
-Camphene has soothing properties, is a powerful antioxidant, and can reduce inflammation
-Limonene is both anti-inflammatory and antioxidant
-Camphor can reduce congestion, cool and warm, numb pain, fight microbes, and reduce inflammation
-P-Cymene is a powerful antioxidant
-Citronellol is an antioxidant, anticonvulsant, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, and antifungal agent
-Globulol has regenerative properties and is a powerful antioxidant
-Piperitone works as a decongestant
-Aromadendrene can disinfect wounds and fight viruses and bacteria
As you can see, there are A LOT of amazing properties in the active ingredients of eucalyptus oil!
What Eucalyptus Oil Can Do For You
If you’re wondering what the eucalyptus oil benefits are, here’s that nice, neat list we promised:
Clear Out Phlegm – Got a cough with mucus or phlegm building up in your throat and lungs? One of the main benefits of eucalyptus oil is its ability to loosen up mucus, and its decongestant properties make it highly effective at clearing out phlegm and helping you recover from a nasty cough.
Cough Relief – A hit of eucalyptus oil won’t just loosen up mucus and phlegm, but it’ll also reduce the spasms common with chronic coughs. You’ll find that applying eucalyptus oil to your chest—often through Vicks Vapo-Rub, Tiger Balm, or some other topical treatment—will relax your lungs and help you breathe more easily.
Repel Bugs – Did you know that eucalyptus oil is one of the active ingredients in a number of bug repellents and sprays? Or, you can simply apply eucalyptus oil directly to any places you might be having bug problems. For example, rub a little bit on your skin, and it’ll keep the mosquitoes away during the summer. Or use eucalyptus oil to keep out ants. You’ll find it works wonders!
Soothe Cold Sores – Applying a few drops of eucalyptus oil to a cold sore can not only help to reduce the pain (thanks to its numbing and pain-reducing properties), but it can actually speed up healing significantly.
Speed Wound Healing – The Aboriginal people of Australia have used eucalyptus oil as a wound healing treatment for centuries. Not only will it help to fight infection—it’s a highly potent antifungal, anti-bacterial, and antiviral agent—but it has been proven to speed up healing and promote healthier skin. It can be used for cuts, scrapes, and even minor burns.
Freshen Up Your Breath – Got bad breath from smelly foods, gingivitis, or just forgetting to brush your teeth for a few days? Chew on a eucalyptus leaf, or put a few drops of eucalyptus oil into your mouth. The antibacterial effects of eucalyptus oil will do wonders to kill off the bacteria causing bad odors, leaving your breath fresh and clean.
Improve Oral Health – The antibacterial properties of eucalyptus oil will kill off bacteria in your mouth, reduce plaque, and prevent tooth decay.
Reduce Joint Pain – Got achy joints? Whether you’re feeling those aches after an intense workout or due to arthritis, a bit of eucalyptus oil might be just what you need! The numbing properties of eucalyptus oil will help to reduce pain, and its anti-inflammatory effects will help the swelling go down. You’ll find it’s highly effective on your muscles, too.
A Special Solution for Effective Pain Relief
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BioSoothe is our pain-relieving balm made with high-quality eucalyptus oil, along with soothing lavender oil, menthol, and curcumin. This potent combination of ingredients will reduce swelling, cool down hot joints, and reduce any aches and pains. It’s a simple topical solution that will do wonders and leave you feeling a whole lot better.