Eucalyptus Pure Essential Oil

Eucalyptus pure essential oil is obtained from the leaves and branches of the eucalyptus tree, also known as Eucalyptus Globulus. The oil is extracted through steam distillation, which used about 110 pounds of Eucalyptus tree to make 2 pounds of oil.

The main therapeutic ingredient in eucalyptus essential oil is eucalyptol, and it has very strong germicidal and disinfectant properties. In addition it helps to relieve exhaustion and mental sluggishness.

You can suppress coughs by making a compress with the oil, and massage into your chest.

Do you need to disinfect a room where someone is or was sick. Spray some oil into the air, and the germicidal properties will kill the germs in the air, giving you a clean room with clean air. No one sick in your home, this is a good for the wintertime, when it is more hard to air out the house.

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In the Shower

ANOTHER COOL USE FOR EUCS — Try ’em in your shower, too where they give off a wonderfully healing vapor to open your lungs and help you breathe!

I’ve been getting a number of orders lately for fresh Euc Leaves that people HANG in the shower, where the steam releases the vapors! Either people get a half-pound of leaves, or they add to their glider/bird’s order. I cut loooong sprigs of leaves that can easily be attached to the shower head or just draped over the towel curtain rod — no muss, no fuss — grab a few of your Euc leaves from the freezer and try it!

NOTE: the eucs pictured here are not my Eucs… they are the silver-dollar eucs sold in florists and dept. stores. A customer sent me this pic to ask if there was an alternative to inhaling the sprayed-on preservatives — there is!

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The health benefits of the beautiful Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus are any of numerous tall trees of the genus Eucalyptus, native to Australia and having aromatic leaves that yield an oil used medicinally and wood valued as timber. There are over seven hundred varieties and many of them are known as gum trees due to the excretion of sap from any breaks in the bark. Humans have used Eucalyptus leaves and depend on Eucalyptus more often than they realize. Eucalyptus oil and its active ingredient eucalyptol are frequently found in the cough drops and salves you buy over the counter to treat colds and other infections, diseases and ailments. Eucalyptus has been used to lower the water table and reduce malaria and habitats for mosquito larvae to grow. Eucalyptus oils have been used for cleaning, deodorizing, and in very small quantities in food supplements like sweets, cough drops and decongestants. Eucalyptus oil Is also contains natural repellant properties and has been used in mosquito and flea repellants and also to kill dust mites. A couple other uses are in dyes and also, Eucalyptus is used to make the Australian Wind Instrument the Didgeridoo.

“It was also thought that the oils dropping from the eucalyptus leaves and the gums secreted from the bark, disinfected the ground around the tree. These secretions had a purifying effect just like its aroma did to the surrounding air. ”
“Abbott Kinney gave many examples of the success eucalyptus was having in arresting malarial fever”
“There were numerous reports worldwide of the success the eucalyptus was having in treating malaria.”
http://wwwlibrary.csustan.edu/bsantos/section2.htm#FIGHTING

Oils “Eucalyptus oil contains substances with strong antibacterial properties. Studies in animals and test tubes also found that eucalyptus oil acts as an expectorant (loosens phlegm in the respiratory passages), antiseptic (prevents infection), and deodorant. Like eucalyptus oil, the leaves of the eucalyptus plant contain substances that have expectorant, antibacterial, and antiseptic properties, but the leaves are also believed to help reduce inflammation and reduce fevers. In fact, one study conducted in Russia found that an alcoholic tincture containing eucalyptus leaves helps relieve chronic ear infections. Many researchers believe that the beneficial effect of the eucalyptus tincture may have been due to its anti-inflammatory properties.” Eucalyptus leaves contain tannins (which are believed to help reduce inflammation), flavonoids (such as quercetin which has antioxidants properties), and volatile oils
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