The eucalyptus tree is native to Australia and has spread over the past centuries to South Africa and more recently Europe. The essential oil extracted from Eucalyptus globulus is popular for its versatility. Its ingredient cineol is widely used in medicine.
Eucalyptus Oil in Medicine
The ingredients in eucalyptus oil provide antibacterial, antiseptic, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, expectorant, antipyretic, wound healing, anthelmintic and antirheumatic properties. Its analgesic effect helps with headaches and migraines. To help in these cases, it is recommended to rub a few drops of oil on your forehead and temples. The use of eucalyptus oil can also help relieve pain, swelling and itching from insect bites. For the treatment of endometriosis, a bath with the addition of eucalyptus oil is recommended.
Eucalyptus Oil in Aromatherapy
The oil has a strong effect on the nervous system and emotional background. It awakens the body’s reserve forces, eliminates drowsiness and increased fatigue, enhances concentration and improves mental activity. Improves mood and relieves depression. Its use is indicated for emotional overload, increased fatigue and frequent mood swings.
Eucalyptus Oil for Skin Care
Eucalyptus oil normalises the sebaceous glands. Whitens and deodorises the skin. Thanks to its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic effect, the oil effectively treats various skin infections and inflammations. Eucalyptus oil helps with furunculosis, acne and herpes.
Due to its ability to regenerate the skin, eucalyptus oil promotes rapid healing of abrasions and burns.
Eucalyptus Oil for Hair Care
A few drops added to shampoo or rinse can help with hair loss and dandruff.
Eucalyptus Oil in the Household
Its deodorant, antimicrobial, antibacterial effect is used by manufacturers to make room fragrances and detergents.
Eucalyptus for Oral Hygiene
The cosmetics industry uses eucalyptus oil as a mouthwash for toothpaste and other oral hygiene products.
Eucalyptus Oil for Therapy
Its analgesic and antispasmodic properties are used by massage therapists, among other things, to relieve inflammation of the nerves. A light massage with eucalyptus oil also reduces swelling.