One of the most powerful expectorants, rub it on the bottom of your feet to stop a cough due to a cold or the flu.
Species: Eucaluptus globulus Labill., fam. Myrtaceae
Strong, penetrating, heady, camphor aroma.
Decongestant in respiratory infections, analgesic, cooling and stimulating. Comforting during the cold season as it thins mucous and acts as an expectorant. Used for aches and pains due to its warming effects. Wonderful in a massage after exercise. Good for blocked sinuses and tight coughs. Also good for feverish aches and pains in flu. A key ingredient in our Cold and Flu Essential Oil Blend.
Add to laundry for freshness and to kill dust mites. Investigated for its effect on insects.
Avoid with children under 12 months and asthmatics. (They should use Eucalyptus radiata instead.)
Also known as Blue Gum Eucalyptus.
The strong nose-opening smell of cough drops is mainly due to the presence of this top ten oil harvested from the leaves of the Australian Native Eucalyptus tree. It is no wonder Jeanne Rose uses Eucalyptus oil to treat her own asthma. She advises using it blended in chest rubs and pure in a diffuser.
Aromatherapist Victoria Edwards of Fair Oaks, California advises Eucalyptus for Bronchitis. She uses a hot, wet washcloth with a few drops of the oil. She said “You can also put a couple of drops in your hand, rub your palms together and inhale it right from your hands.” Backaches are also treated with massage using diluted Eucalyptus oil.
Judith Jackson, author and Aromatherapist says Eucalyptus is a valuable oil for treating Urinary Tract infections. She recommends a few drops in a bath. Eucalyptus is also an excellent diffuser oil to make homes smell cleaner. Although critics describe the aroma as medicinal that may be simply because of the association with cough treatments. It is also one of the less expensive oils that of late have become more costly because of the demand. The great benefits are no longer a secret.