The Health Benefits of Eucalyptus Essential Oil

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Eucalyptus Essential Oil is steam distilled from the leaves of the evergreen Eucalyptus tree. This tree is native to Australia but is cultivated worldwide. Historically, the Eucalyptus’ health benefits became well known in the 1700s in Australia, when it was discovered that drinking a tea made from the Eucalyptus leaves helped to reduce fevers and health ailments. Reportedly it became known as the Australian Fever Tea.

In the 1800s, Eucalyptus Oil became a very popular remedy for ailments such as bronchitis, asthma, chest congestion, coughing, and other respiratory problems. It also progressively became well known for its ability to ease muscle pain, and aching joints, treating conditions such as arthritis.


The Health Benefits of Eucalyptus Essential Oil explained:

 Eucalyptus Essential Oil contains many natural components. The most important component with regards to this Essential Oil’s health benefits is 1,8 – Cineole, a monoterpene ether which is the primary chemical constituent of Eucalyptus Essential Oil.


  • Used in low doses 1,8 – Cineole, is responsible for giving Eucalyptus Essential Oil it’s anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal qualities.
  • Anti-viral: As an anti-viral agent, Eucalyptus Essential Oil can assist in the prevention and treatment of viruses, such as the Corona Virus in extreme cases, and the flu in more standard reports. It also aids in lessening the severity of a virus in patients with weak immune systems.
  • Anti-bacterial: The anti-bacterial function in Eucalyptus Essential Oil can aid in destroying bacteria and reducing its growth or ability to reproduce.
  • Anti-fungal: With its anti-fungal quality, Eucalyptus Essential Oil can be used to treat and prevent mycosis; any infection or disease caused by fungus.


The remarkable health benefits of Eucalyptus Essential Oil may be a centuries old wisdom, but with the current health climate it is as relevant as ever.

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