The Eucalyptus trees grow all over the world, and they were transplanted into new regions of the world with many of the explorers.
Ancient Times – In fact Eucalyptus Leaves and Oils have been used for centuries by the Greeks, Chinese, Europe, and in India for healing lots of different aliments. In Europe Eucalyptus Oil was used for sterilising medical equipment in times past. Eucalyptus came from Australia where it was used by the Aboriginal people for curing fungal infections and skin wounds. Sometimes Eucalyptus Trees were used for windbreaks and firewood in the new world, but Eucalyptus has many powerful health benefits that are very important for modern times.
Anti-Inflammatory – Eucalyptus is a great anti-inflammatory agent, and in studies Eucalyptus has been shown to help asthma by dissolving mucus and opening airways… much better than steroids that have lots of side effects. Eucalyptus helps with arthritis and sore muscles, and can be found in creams and ointments for soothing away pain. And Eucalyptus helps with sprained ligaments, tendons, body aches, stiff muscles, back pain and even nerve pain.
Immune Boosting and Antimicrobial Agent – Eucalyptus will boost your immune system because it contains quercetin, rutin, limonene, eucalyptrin, hyperin, alpha-pinene, and alpha-termineol which are all powerful antioxidants… and it also increases white blood cell activity thus getting rid of invading bacteria.
Studies at the University of Maryland showed that drinking 3 cups of Eucalyptus Tea a day could kill invading bacteria. And another study shows that Eucalyptus Oil kills candida albicans which is the cause of many yeast infections, and also kills E. Coli, Staph bacteria, and virus infections.
Great for Pain and Respiratory Problems – Eucalyptus also works well as a pain killer according to a studies in Brazil. In Germany it was found that Eucalyptus works well for colds, flues, sinusitis, and bronchitis for opening up airways when taken in syrups and cough drops. And Eucalyptus is a good antispasmodic agent for the respiratory tract, and also helps with runny noses, nasal congestion, and other respiratory problems.
Cineole – Eucalyptus contains cineole which is a great agent for soothing coughs, works well as an expectorant, and opens up the airways. Concentrated Eucalyptus oil should contain at least 70% cineole in it to be effective.
Skin Antiseptic – Eucalyptus works wonders for scrapes, rashes, sores, burns, cuts, and others skin wounds because it’s very antibacterial, and it also helps with insect bites and stings.
Powerful Antioxidant and Cancer – Research in China shows that Eucalyptus contains polyphenol flavonoid compounds similar to that found in green tea. Thus Eucalyptus is a powerful antioxidant that can fight off cardiovascular disease, strokes, and cancer. Eucalyptus contains E. Camaidulensis which is a very powerful antioxidant which prevents DNA damage, tumor growth, and helps prevent of cancer.
Gastric Ulcers – Diluted Eucalyptus oil also helps speed along the healing of gastric ulcers… but never take Eucalyptus oil undiluted it’s toxic.
Bad Breath and Gum Disease – Eucalyptus Tea kills all the terrible germs in your mouth that cause bad breath, much better than breath mints. And Eucalyptus can be used as a mouthwash to kill germs that create gum disease and prevent plaque. You can find natural Eucalyptus toothpaste that works very well for oral health. And gargle with Eucalyptus mouthwash for sore throats and for speeding along the healing of oral abrasions and sores.
Lowering Blood Sugar – Studies published in 1998 show that Eucalyptus Tea can lower blood sugar and boost insulin production thus helping those suffering from diabetes.
Relaxing Agent and Stress – Eucalyptus used in aromatherapy works well to relax, sooth, and allow peace of mind to enter into your day. At the same time Eucalyptus also clears your mind, helps with stress, and rejuvenates your mind and body. You can used Eucalyptus in oils, in candles, and even in lotions and creams… and Eucalyptus has been used in saunas for hundreds of years.
Repels Insects – Eucalyptus keeps away mosquitoes and mites, and some people use Eucalyptus leaves around their house to keep away insects. And Eucalyptus leaves and branches can also be used in bird cages for preventing mite infections. And Eucalyptus also keeps pets out of your garden.
Products – You can find Eucalyptus as fresh leaves, in oils, soaps, bath oils, insect sprays, lotions, creams, toothpastes, mouthwash, teas, air fresheners, shampoos, cough drops, cleaning agents, laundry detergents, pet repelling agents, spot removers, massage oils, deodorants, inhalers, chest rubs, and many other products as a fragrance.
Other Uses – And Eucalyptus has been used in ethanol production and mining, and Eucalyptus could be used as a petrol for cars but it would be too expensive, and in some parts of the world Eucalyptus wood is used in building homes. Eucalyptus trees grows fast thus making it very important as a renewable environmentally friendly resource.
You can order Eucalyptus on-line or ask for it at your local health food store.
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