Eucalyptus globules is an evergreen tree that originated in Australia. There are many varieties of eucalyptus, including some that are the size of an ornamental shrub to some that are 230-foot-tall trees. The leaves are the part of the plant used for medicinal purposes. The Aborigines are believed to have been the first to discover its medicinal use. The main ingredient is eucalyptol, which has strong disinfectant, germicidal, and psychological properties.
Eucalyptus is commonly used to fight colds and can be found in cough suppressants, vapor rubs, and in tea for gargling to help soothe sore throats. It is also found in a solid form such as ointments that can be rubbed on the nose and chest to help relieve congestion. Inhaling the vapors can help with bronchitis, sinus infections or the flu.
The eucalyptus leaf produces the antiseptic cineole, which has anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties. This ingredient is found in soaps, ointments, and deodorants. The anti-microbial properties are used for treating infections from cuts or wounds to the skin. The anti-bacterial properties can also disinfect a room. The oil can be diffused into the air and kill the germs.
Eucalyptus oil can also be mixed with a natural shampoo to help control dandruff. Most shampoos contain naturally drying agents and the eucalyptus provides a moisturizing element to prevent drying of the scalp.
Relieve Aches and Pains
Eucalyptus oils produce a strong order along with its therapeutic properties and has developed an important role in aromatherapy. The oil is also used for relieving muscle aches and pains. The oil can be massaged into the afflicted area or applied as part of a heat pack.
The strong odor of the oil repels mosquitoes. It should be applied similar to other insect repellents on wrists and legs to ward off biting mosquitoes.