Eucalyptus
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Eucalyptus is a tree that is native to Australia and is oil is extracted from the leaves of the tree. Eucalyptus oil is available as an essential oil that is used as a natural medicine and is believed to treat a variety of common diseases and conditions including nasal congestion, asthma, and as a tick repellant. Diluted eucalyptus oil may also be applied to the skin as a remedy for health problems such as arthritis and skin ulcers. Eucalyptus oil is also used to ease cold symptoms and provide respiratory health benefits. Eucalyptol, which is often used in mouthwashes and cold remedies, is derived from Eucalyptus globulus. Eucalyptus is often used as an essential oil with a diffuser for aromatherapy health benefits.

Eucalyptus 5 mL | SKU: Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus 15 mL | SKU: Eucalyptus2

Eucalyptus Supplement Facts

Serving Size:  1 drop

Servings per container:  5mL = 85 / 15mL = 255

Dosing of Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus oil must be diluted and should not be ingested at its full strength.

Arthritis: 5-20% in an oil-based formulation or 5-10% in an alcohol-based formulation

Nasal Congestion: 1 tsp in boiling water for steam inhalation; also rub on chest and around the nose.

One of the most popular ways to use eucalyptus oil is via inhalation. You can inhale eucalyptus oil by smelling it directly from the bottle or by adding one to three drops to a cotton ball or towel and then breathing them in. Even easier, add a few drops to a diffuser to reap the aromatic benefits of eucalyptus all day long.

You can also add eucalyptus essential oil to your bathwater for a steamy, sauna-like experience. Try this: Add about 1 to 2 cups of Epsom salts along with 1 tablespoon of a carrier oil (you can use coconut, jojoba, or sweet almond, among others) to a tub of warm water before adding no more than 3 to 6 drops of eucalyptus essential oil and swirling the bathwater before you jump in. 

Topical applications:

If you're using the eucalyptus oil for pain relief of fungal infections of the skin, first blend it with a carrier oil, then massage it into the problem area. When you're first starting out, a good ratio of essential oil is about 2 to 3 drops essential oil to 1 teaspoon of carrier oil (for a 2% dilution).

If you want to treat dandruff, you can add a couple of drops of eucalyptus oil to your shampoo, or combine two to three drops of eucalyptus oil with a carrier oil and massage directly into your scalp (allow this to sit about 30 minutes before shampooing).

As mentioned above, you can also add 1 drop of eucalyptus oil to your toothpaste before brushing to promote gum health, or create a mouth rinse by diluting 1 drop of eucalyptus oil with olive or coconut oil. However, you should never swallow eucalyptus oil.

 

Physiology of Eucalyptus

Are you looking for an essential oil that will help to boost your immune system, protect you from a variety of infections and relieve respiratory conditions? Introducing: eucalyptus essential oil. It’s one of the best essential oils for sore throats, cough, seasonal allergies, and headaches. Eucalyptus oil benefits are due to its ability to stimulate immunity, provide antioxidant protection and improve respiratory circulation.

Researchers have found that its “broad-spectrum antimicrobial action make it an attractive alternative to pharmaceuticals.” This is why eucalyptus essential oil is commonly used in products to fight foreign pathogens and different forms of infections.

Side Effects Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus leaf is likely SAFE when consumed in the small amounts found in foods. There isn't enough information to know if supplements that contain larger amounts of eucalyptus leaf are safe when taken by mouth.

Eucalyptol, a chemical that is found in eucalyptus oil, is POSSIBLY SAFE when taken by mouth for up to 12 weeks.

Eucalyptus oil is POSSIBLY UNSAFE when applied directly to the skin without being diluted.

Eucalyptus oil is LIKELY UNSAFE when it is taken by mouth without first being diluted. Taking 3.5 mL of undiluted oil can be fatal. Signs of eucalyptus poisoning might include stomach pain and burning, dizziness, muscle weakness, small eye pupils, feelings of suffocation, and some others. Eucalyptus oil can also cause nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breastfeeding: Eucalyptus is LIKELY SAFE for pregnant and breastfeeding women when consumed in food amounts. But don't use eucalyptus oil. Not enough is known about safety during pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Children: Eucalyptus oil is LIKELY UNSAFE for children. It should not be taken by mouth or applied to the skin. Not much is known about the safety of using eucalyptus leaves in children. It's best to avoid use in amounts larger than food amounts.

Cross-Allergenicity: Eucalyptus oil and tea tree oil contain many of the same compounds. People who are allergic to eucalyptus oil might also be allergic to tea tree oil or other essential oils.

Diabetes: Early research suggests eucalyptus leaf might lower blood sugar. There is a concern that using eucalyptus while taking medications for diabetes might lower blood sugar too much. Blood sugar levels should be monitored closely.

Surgery: Since eucalyptus might affect blood sugar levels, there is a concern that it might make blood sugar control difficult during and after surgery. Stop using eucalyptus at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.

Disclaimer

Nutritional supplements are classified as a food by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Supplements do not require the same rigorous testing, review and approval that drugs are required to go through. Therefore, the statements contained in this document regarding Eucalyptus have not been reviewed and approved by the FDA. However, significant research has been done on this product by many universities, public and private business. We at 5-Point Wellness, LLC desire to share information about Eucalyptus, in order to educate our clientele to make well informed decisions for themselves.

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