What is Eucalyptus Oil ? Is it safe to Inhale ?
Eucalyptus is an evergreen tree native to Australia cultivated worldwide such as India, Europe and South Africa.
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Eucalyptus is an evergreen tree native to Australia cultivated worldwide such as India, Europe and South Africa. Eucalyptus oil is extracted from fresh or partially dried leaves and young twigs of Eucalyptus Globulus through steam distillation process. There are 700 varieties of Eucalyptus, its oil is considered as a good remedy for Respiratory medicines. Eucalyptus oil is used as medicine to treat various diseases including congestion, nasal disease, asthma and acts as a tick repellent.
Uses of Eucalyptus oil
-It is antiviral, antibacterial and anti-fungal, thus it is the best available natural disinfectant. Massaging of the oil helps in curing diarrhea, dysentery and inflammation.
-1,8-cineole is a natural monoterpene, present in eucalyptus oil also known as eucalyptol. It is known for its mucolytic and spasmolytic action on the respiratory track.
-Alpha-pinene present in eucalyptus oil is insect repellents. It is used in deodorants and perfumes.
-Due to the presence of alpha-pinene in eucalyptus oil, it acts as expectorant.
-Due to the presence of alpha-pinene, eucalyptus oil is used to treat disease like arthritis, crohn's and multiple sclerosis.
-Due to the presence of p-cymene in eucalyptus oil, it is used to prevent cough and eliminate phlegm used as flavoring agent and used in production of fungicides and pesticides.
-It helps in relaxation and reducing headaches as it increases blood circulation of brain, as it is a vasodilator, inhaling it helps to ease asthma.
-There are several other uses of eucalyptus oil in flavor and fragrances industry, cosmetic industry, confectionery and many more.
Is it safe to Inhale eucalyptus oil?
Inhaling the eucalyptus oil is not dangerous, but we should be very careful in young children and babies, as it could be dangerous when we give them high dosages of eucalyptus oil, in general, eucalyptus oils are safe when used externally in low concentrations. For skin applications, eucalyptus oil concentration is not exceeding more than 5 percent. For inhalation, you exposed only for 5 to 10 minutes. Eucalyptus oil is natural and it acts to clear airways.
Eucalyptus oil is often used in the form of steam inhalation to help ease cold symptoms, it is used to reduce the muscle spasms that can narrow your airway and make it difficult to breathe. To prepare a eucalyptus inhalant, mix a few drops of eucalyptus oil or some leaves of eucalyptus to hot water and deeply inhale the steam vapor for five to 10 minutes The oil reacts with mucous membranes, not only reducing mucus but helping loosen it so that you can cough it up. Eucalyptus oil blocks the symptoms of asthma.
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