Eucalyptus Globulus, also known as Blue Gum Oil, is native to Australia but has been cultivated in California, Russia, Spain, Brazil, Portugal and China.
People would roll up the dried eucalyptus leaves and smoke them like a cigarette as a remedy for respiratory illnesses like bronchitis and coup. It has been used to treat fevers like malaria and typhoid as well as for skin irritations like burns and wounds.
Lately it has been commercialized for use in liniments, inhalants, ointments, toothpaste and cough syrups. It's also been used in soaps and toiletries and as food flavoring.
Lets start with some basic information; a brief description of where the oil comes from, what it contains and how it is obtained. The following information is provided by Bill Fifield in his book "Integrated Guide to Essential Oils & Aromatherapy".
This is a book that I highly recommend by the way.
Eucalyptus Globulus oil is a purifying oil, a decongestant and a disinfectant. It has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory, anti cancer and antioxidant properties. It calms your mind and body and relieves sore muscles.
It is well known for its ability to support healthy respiratory functions and has been used for that purpose for hundreds of years.
Eucalyptus Oil can even be used to get rid of mice.
Eucalyptus Globulus Essential Oil is a highly effective anti-fungal and antibacterial agent which has performed very well in studies against several types of bacteria and strains of fungi.
Rub a couple drops in your palms or on a tissue and breathe it in by putting it to your nose. This method can be very helpful to relieve coughs and headaches as well as nasal and chest congestion.
If you are an adult and are fighting a fever try applying the oil diluted to 50% directly to your temples. Do not do this for children.
Eucalyptus Globulus is a disinfectant. It has antimicrobial. anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-fungal and antioxidant properties.
As a natural deodorant its smell is fresh, medicinal, slightly woody, earthly and evergreen.
Eucalyptus Globulus can be added to your deodorant stick or mixed with a carrier oil such as aloe and fractionated coconut and rubbed directly on your skin.
You can create a 50:50 blend with carrier oil and rub it over your abdomen to promote normal intestinal function, relieve diarrhea or stomach aches and to aid in digestion.
It has been used to fight infections such as urinary tract infection (UTI) chicken pox, measles, flu and epidemics. Dilute to 50% and apply directly to affected area.
Do you like to sit outside on your deck in the evening but the mosquitoes are eating you alive? Try adding Peppermint oil to E. Globulus and diffuse them in the area for a natural, chemical-free insect repellent.
A Eucalyptus and carrier oil mixture stimulates healing by preventing bacteria growth and stimulating tissue repair processes.
To cleanse minor cuts or abrasions try diluting a couple drops and applying it to the area before adding a bandage. This also works well for mosquito bites.
Using a diffuser, Eucalyptus Globulus can easily be deployed into your living space to promote normal immune system function. As a bonus you may also find that your concentration will improve.
Run a nice hot bath with 10-15 drops and a cup of Epsom salts to relieve sore overused muscles, rheumatism, arthritis, bronchitis, asthma, congestion and headaches.
If the bath doesn't do the trick for you, try diluting the oil to 50% with a carrier oil like fractionated coconut oil, and massage it into your sore muscles to soothe them.
1-2 drops of diluted oil applied to the back of your ear will help with earaches.
Eucalyptus Oil is an effective way to get rid of mice. The strong smell will drive them away and is a great alternative to poisonous pesticides.
Soak some cotton balls with Eucalyptus and place them anywhere you believe mice are entering your house. Another placement would be anywhere you find mouse droppings.
Replace them frequently.
If you are suffering from Canker or Cold sores a mixture of E. Globulus, Eucalyptus Radiata and Bergamot oil will kill the bacteria and speed up the healing process. Just use a cotton ball and swab it on.
Using a diffuser, Eucalyptus Globulus can easily be deployed into your living space to support respiratory function and eliminate sneezing. Note: For respiratory conditions you may want to substitute Eucalyptus Radiata in your diffuser as Globulus could actually promote coughing spasms.
If you also add Lemon, Cinnamon, Clove, and Rosemary oils to the diffuser you will be able to purify and freshen the air. I have found this to be very helpful after I have had my daughters dogs in the car.
For a topical yeast infection apply 2-5 drops in a teaspoon of water.
To treat a sore throat, try gargling with warm water and 4-5 drops of Eucalyptus Globulus.
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