WHAT IS EUCALYPTUS OIL?

Eucalyptus Oil originated from Australia and is extracted from the leaves of the Eucalyptus Tree. The oval-shaped leaves are dried out, crushed, and then distilled which results in the release of an oil that, after it is diluted, has been widely used as a medicinal natural healing oil. 

BENEFITS OF EUCALYPTUS OIL

There are many sporadic benefits that stem from the use of Eucalyptus Oil. Research has discovered that there are eight main potential health benefits:

  • Eases coughing
  • Clears chest
  • Disinfects wounds
  • Easier breathing
  • Blood sugar control
  • Soothes cold sores
  • Freshens breath
  • Eases joint pain

In addition to these eight health benefits, Eucalyptus Oil is also popular when it comes to keeping away pests and bugs as well as used as a natural aromatherapy essential oil.

POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS

Despite its reputation for having positive natural healing remedies, research has shown that Eucalyptus Oil comes with a few rare but possible side effects that individuals should be aware of. These side effects may include:

  • Allergic reactions
  • Shortness of breath
  • Irregular heartbeat

OVERVIEW

Despite the possible rare side effects that may result from the use of Eucalyptus Oil, it is generally known to be a cleansing and purifying alternative that aids in boosting the immune system, disinfecting cuts and wounds, and aromatherapy. There are over 500 different varieties of Eucalyptus, and each one has been said to result in the same general healing benefits. It is a natural decongestant, anti-inflammatory, and antiperspirant that has been used for hundreds of years.