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Friday, November 10, 2006

Eucalyptus oil

Eucalyptus tree is originated in Australia and the medicinal properties of the oil of eucalyptus was been discovered by the Aborigines, who are the native inhabitants of Australia. They used the oil to treat different skin problems and fevers. Now-a-days, modern herbalists make use of the oil to treat skin problems as well as other respiratory diseases. The eucalyptus oil is obtained from the leaves and the branches of the eucalyptus tree.
Eucalyptus oil has strong germicidal, antiseptic and antibacterial effects. Pyorrhea, a gum disease can be treated with this oil and it is even used on burns to avoid infections. It also helps to cure sinuses, if this oil is breathed through steam.

Since Eucalyptus is well known for its purpose of being a decongestant you probably use Eucalyptus more often than you realize. When this essential oil is breathed through steam, it will help clear the sinuses.
Some of the uses of eucalyptus oil are discussed below:

1). Rashes: eucalyptus oil should be applied directly on to the rashes. If necessary, then application can be done repeatedly.
2). Rheumatoid arthritis: at first wash the affected area with hot water to open the pores. Then apply the oil as a lubricant and massage well.
3). Sauna: Add few drops of eucalyptus oil and then permit it to vaporize in the sauna. This water is highly helpful as refreshing.
4). Burns: This oil should be used in the burned area immediately and allows it to dry. This prevents the skin from blistering.
5). Hay fever, sinus headache, cold: Put some drops of the oil onto a cloth or tissue and breathe in and breathe out the vapor through nose for atleast thirty seconds. It works miraculously.

2 Comments:

  • At 10:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    The medicated value of Eucalyptus oil is undoubtedly very good; the oil is especially very effective on burning skin.

     
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