Eucalyptus Oil: Eucalyptus globulus Keywords: Respiratory System
Physical conditions: Colds, runny nose, headache, flu-like symptoms, Asthma, Bronchitis, Cattarh with congestion, Sinusitis and headaches associated with them.
Eucalyptus should not be used if you are taking homeopathic remedies as it will negate them.
The eucalyptus tree is one of the tallest trees in the world, and the whole tree exudes an aromatic odour, imparting a healthy atmosphere to the region where it is growing. The Blue Mountains in New South Wales, Australia, are so named due to the blue haze that can be seen, which is the oil in the atmosphere. The Koala bears diet is made up entirely from the leaves of the tree.
In the Northern Hemisphere, the schools have been back for a month or so, (or at least they have here in the UK) and the temperature has dropped, meaning that the heating has been put on in many homes. The net result is that many people seem to be coming down with coughs and colds.
Children go to nursery, kindergarten or school and bring home every bug that is going around, and bring it back home and share. Nice like that, aren’t they? Then we turn our heating on, and the bugs that have lay dormant in the pipes, rapidly muliply as the heat comes up, and hey presto we come down with a cold.
Eucalyptus oil, is a great oil for this time of year. It is used in so many preparatory products like Vicks and Olbas Oil. It has a piercing aroma, clean and clinical.
The best way I find to use eucalyptus oil is in a burner. Add 2 or 3 drops to water and allow the aroma to fill the air. If you don’t like the smell of eucalyptus, then adding a drop or 2 of Bergamot will give a less clinical aroma. Bergamot is also good for chest infections. When my daughter was younger I would do this before having her friends round to play, and after they had gone.
If you are unfortunate to develop a cold, then put a drop in 2 on a tissue and hankie and inhale deeply. Keep one under the pillow at night, ready for when you wake with a blocked nose.
For a supplier of Eucalyptus oil go to: http://www.joyofchiropractic.co.uk/aromatherapy_oils_61.html#
Whilst on the topic of colds, I have not had one for the past 2 years, and I put this down to taking a superfood called Green Magic. This has boosted my immune system so much, that even when my husband develops a nasty cold, I remain immune to them. If you would like to know more about Green Magic, then why don’t you drop me a line.