There are many uses of eucalyptus oil, but the most of it, eucalyptus is widely used to treat congestion and respiratory problems . Eucalyptus essential oil has a clear, thin appearance that provides a fresh, cooling, and soothing application with a soft earthy aroma.

Sinus pressure can be relived naturally by simply massaging a small drop of Eucalyptus oil onto your temples and on your “third eye” or where your nose meets your forehead, being careful toavoid contact with the eyes. Eucalyptus oil will also provide relief to sore muscles when added to massage oil. Other used is to treat skin irritations such as insect bites, blisters, irritations and other wounds.

Here are the top ten uses of Eucalyptus oil :

* Eucalyptus oil can be used as an antiseptic gargle. Eucalyptus is a powerful antiseptic agent. Its powerful germicidal properties effectively kill staphylococcus bacteria and have been used to treat tuberculosis.

* As a stimulant, Eucalyptus oil can increase cardiac activity.

* Eucalyptus oil can be applied externally to relieve fevers that arise from infectious diseases. Useful in cool compresses; apply to the forehead, back of neck, over the kidneys and pelvic region. Only a small amount is needed otherwise may produce a chilling effect.

* Tick repellent. Preliminary research shows that Citriodiol spray, containing eucalyptus, may reduce the number of tick bites and thereby tick-borne infections, although additional studies are warranted.

* Several animal studies report that eucalyptus applied to the skin can reduce pain.

* Veterinarians also find Eucalyptus oil helpful in treating dogs with distemper, along with other animals suffering with septicemia, or blood poisoning. It can also be helpful in aiding with parasite infestations.

* Eucalyptus oil treats respiratory tract and is useful for sinusitis and head colds.

* Can ease rheumatism, arthritis and muscular pains and aches.

* Eucalyptus radiata is an anti-microbial oil and has been studied for its action against viruses.

* When applied externally, Eucalyptus oil can provide relief in asthma.

Even though Eucalyptus oil has many benefit to our body, but still you should be very careful when using it.

If used internally in large doses, Eucalyptus oil can turn into an irritant to the kidneys and suppress the nervous system by eventually arresting the respiratory system on the medullarcenter. The symptoms are : drowsiness, convulsions, muscle weakness, shallow or rapid breathing, difficulty in swallowing,abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting and dizziness.

If you meet one of these symptoms after you used the oil then you should immediately seek for medical assistance.

Eucalyptus oil is very stimulating ,so do not use it on anyone who is pregnant or suffers from high blood pressures, heart disease, hypertension and epilepsy.

But if you use this oil wisely, then you can have many benefits of eucalyptus oil. No wonder this oil should be recommended as a key ingredient in home first aid kits.

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