Eucalyptus and Its Antibiotic Properties
Eucalyptus is a fragrant herb that can help clear up congestion and make it easier to cough. For centuries, Vick’s, which is made as a eucalyptus rub, has been applied to the back and chest of a person who has a common cold or any other respiratory distress. It is known to loosen the mucus in the chest so that it can be coughed up and expelled.
Eucalyptus also has some antibiotic associations with it. Eucalyptus has both internal and external uses. Internally, it is the leaves that are used for herbal teas that can assist people by acting as a diuretic, an anti-diabetic, and also having some anti-tumor properties. Eucalyptus oils are rarely used internally or ingested, but on rare occasions, a doctor might use a minuscule amount for nasal congestion, bronchial disease, and other respiratory problems.
Externally, eucalyptus is used as a vapor rub, and while it is recommended that it be rubbed on the chest and back area, it is also good for inhalation in such ways as steam vaporizers. Some people even boil water and drop a teaspoon of vapor rub into it so an ill person can breathe in the fumes, which will help to break up the congestion in the lungs. Quite often, people have used the very same rub for sprains, bruises, and muscle aches and pains.
Eucalyptus oil has several benefits. It treats gum disease (pyorrhea) as a potent antiseptic. It also treats burns. If you mix eucalyptus with water and spray it, pests will stay away. A drop on the tongue relieves nausea. Many people place eucalyptus-soaked cloths in their pantries and closets to repel bugs and roaches. A few sniffs of eucalyptus can help a fainter and relieve flu symptoms when coupled with cinnamon.
Eucalyptus oil blended with other oils is beneficial for aromatherapy. Eucalyptus has a stimulating and balancing woody scent. Aromatherapy mixes it with juniper, lavender, and marjoram. Aromatherapy with eucalyptus relieves mental weariness, sharpens the senses, refreshes, revives, stimulates, and energizes
It also has great effects on the body as it feels cooling; it relieves pain and sore muscles, breaks up congestion, and reduces inflammation. Eucalyptus incorporated with aromatherapy offers pure enjoyment. Inhaling the fragrance of eucalyptus can reduce stress and lessen depression. It makes for an overall sense of better well-being. Eucalyptus is great for both bathing and massage oils.