Eucalyptus is a plant that is part of the Myrtaceae. The plant is known for its numerous benefits regarding skin, hair, body and mind. Continue reading and find out how Eucalyptus, especially in the form of aromatic oil, can help you.
Eucalyptus – These Are The Benefits Of The Wonder Plant
Helps Against Coughs
Eucalyptus is used for hundreds of years as a remedy for coughs already. The plant can help you to clean your throat and get the mucus out, which is makes it harder for you to breathe. You can either use eucalyptus oil and rub it on your chest, or get over the counter products, such as VapoRub or Puryia. Another great method to use Eucalyptus, when you have a cold, is putting some eucalyptus oil drops in hot water and inhale it.
Keeps the bugs away
Everyone knows how annoying bugs can be, especially in the summer. While most bugs are just annoying, some of them are also very dangerous to your health and can easily transfer dangerous diseases. There are many bug repellents that you can get in the shop, however they are very expensive and full of unhealthy chemicals. A great, very successful and good smelling way to keep bugs away is a mixture of lemon and eucalyptus oil. Just mix a few drops of each oil together and rub it spot wise on your arm. You will see how affective this easy and cheap alternative to unhealthy bug spray is.
Can Be Used To Disinfect Wounds
Eucalyptus is also a great way to disinfect wounds and to help them heal. Even hundreds of years ago, the plant was used by people to clean wounds and fight infections. You can simply find creams at the pharmacy that contain the plant’s serum and will speed the healing process up.
Helps Against Joint Paints
With age or a lot of sport, joint paint are a common and very hurtful side effect. However, the great eucalyptus plant can also help us to ease our joint paints. Through its anti-inflammatory and pain easing properties, eucalyptus is often used in over the counter products, such as “Neosporin”, or “Hot Cream”. You can also just massage the spot that hurts you with a few drops of eucalyptus oil, and you will see how the joint pain is going to improve.
Good for Fresh Teeth
Through its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, eucalyptus is also great for healthy teeth, gum etc. It is not only a common ingredient in many toothpastes, but also a great mouth wash alternative to mint. Just put of few drops of eucalyptus oil in water and wash through. The eucalyptus will leave you with a fresh and breath and a healthy mouth.
Eucalyptus For Strong Hair
As we already have seen, eucalyptus is a real wonder plant. Besides it being good for your body and calming for your mind, eucalyptus, is also great for your hair. Eucalyptus has antimicrobial, antifungal and herbicidal properties and therefore stimulates the hair roots, which leads to longer, shinier and fuller hair. You can either buy shampoos that already are including eucalyptus, or you simply add a few drops of eucalyptus oil to your shampoo.