It is currently used in many allopathic medical preparations. It is one of the three best oils for use with any respiratory tract problem because the component eucalyptol is mucolytic (it relaxes the flow of mucous). It excretes the eucalyptol out through the lung surface. Even if it is taken internally in a tea form, eucalyptus will very quickly pass out of the body through the lungs, having its relaxing effect to the mucous membranes. As it is inhaled it gives an immediate effect; then again as it circulates out of the body.
It is also wonderful for acne because it reduces oil production and dries the tissue. It is thought to increase insulin production and helps to balance the blood sugar. It also mixes well with the oils like Rosemary, Wintergreen, Juniper, Lavender, Mint, Cedarwood, Citri Nella, Geranium, Tea Tree, Niaouli, Angelica and Elecampane. However, care should be taken while using it and one should not take more than one or two drops a day, internally.
Benefits of Eucalyptus Oil
Caution about Eucalyptus Oil
Eucalyptus oil should not be taken by mouth or applied to the skin full-strength. It must be diluted for safety.
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