Eucalyptus is a must have for fighting any type of respiratory issue. Colds, congestion and sinusitis are broken up with the use of eucalyptus oil as it opens up your airways making breathing easier. It is also an anti-microbial and great at healing wounds, cleansing the air, disinfecting surfaces and even cleaning laundry.
This oil is distilled from the leaves of a tree native to Australia it is a warming and antiseptic oil with a strong camphoraceous and medicinal smell. It is particularly useful in steam inhalations to relieve cold symptoms, sinus congestion and mucous coughs. Eucalyptus is grown in Australia, Tasmania, Algeria, Spain, and France.
There are about 200 plus species of Eucalyptus oil. Eucalyptus has a cooling affect on body temperature (febrifuge), for this, you can use in bath to bring down a fever. Properties: 1. Decongestant 2. Bactericidal 3. Antiseptic; respiratory & urinary 4. Expectorant 5. Aids in the relief of allergies 6. Mosquito repellant 7. Preventive of contagious and pulmonary diseases 8. Draws moisture from moist conditions; skincare, wounds, etc.9.