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Health advantages and usage of eucalyptus

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Health advantages and usage of eucalyptus

Eucalyptus is an evergreen tree that is commonly used for its medicinal properties. While native to Australia, this common tree is now growing in many parts of the world. The leaves can be made into a tea safe for consumption. In fact, the leaves may be made into essential oil for topical application or inhalation. 

Scientists from Serbia find evidence supporting the antimicrobial activity of eucalyptus in February 2016. They concluded that there was a good relationship between E. The essential oil of camaldulensis (a tree in the Eucalyptus family) and current antibiotics may contribute to the creation of new treatment methods for some infections.

We listed some of the most common uses of the Eucalyptus oil and leaves for you to apply them as a natural remedy, but also for you as Chief Stew to have the knowledge of the benefits of it as a component in some of our luxury toiletries and how you can add value to yacht owners and yacht charter guests. 



Seven amazing advantages of eucalyptus:


1. Rich in antioxidants 

Dried leaves can be turned into tea and they are a great source of antioxidants, especially flavonoids, that protect your body from oxidative stress and free radical harm.

The major flavonoids in eucalyptus are catechins, isorhamnetin, luteolin, kaempferol, phloretin, and quercetin. Diets rich in these compounds can protect against certain cancers, heart disease, and dementia.


2. It can alleviate the symptoms of a  cold.

Eucalyptus has eucalyptol, which has been shown to alleviate nasal inflammation, cough frequency, and cold-related headaches. It also reduces mucus and enlarges the bronchi and bronchioles of the lungs.   It is a  natural anti-inflammatory agent, also enhance symptoms of asthma. A variety of cough medicines contain eucalyptus oil, including Vicks VapoRub.


3. To treat dry skin. 

The use of eucalyptus can enhance dry skin by increasing its ceramide content that is responsible for preserving its barrier and retaining its moisture content. Those with dry skin, dandruff, or skin conditions such as dermatitis and psoriasis typically have lower ceramide rates. Most hair and skin goods contain eucalyptus leaf extract.


4. Can relieve pain 

The extract of eucalyptus may serve as a pain reliever, and evidence suggests that the oil may have analgesic properties. Eucalyptamint is used to relieve muscle and joint pain associated with strains and sprains, inflammation, swelling, and back pain. It could be helpful for pain relief and/or useful to athletes as a passive form of warm-up.


5. It can facilitate relaxation 

Eucalyptus oil is associated with decreased blood pressure and anxiety. It is believed to stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system that stimulates relaxation. 

In fact, inhalation of eucalyptus oil for 30 minutes has been associated with reduced blood pressure in patients who have had knee surgery, indicating that it has a soothing effect.


6.   May  help keep the teeth   safe 

The antibacterial and antimicrobial strength of eucalyptus has been utilized in certain oral and dental preparations.  In the pursuit of dental hygiene, eucalyptus tends to be involved in the fight against bacteria that cause decay and periodontitis.

Chewing gum with eucalyptus leaf extract has been shown to greatly minimize the build-up of plaque on teeth and symptoms of gum disease.   Added among other types of dental and other oral health products.


7.    Eucalyptus is an effective insect repellent and  insecticide. 

In  1948,  the  United  States formally approved eucalyptus oil as an insecticide and miticide to combat mites and ticks. Any lemon eucalyptus oil is used as an insect repellent;  it is effective in keeping mosquitoes away.


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Precautions 

  • Eucalyptus oils can usually be safely used on the skin as long as the oil is diluted.   It should not be added directly to the skin unless combined with a  carrier oil,  such as olive oil. 
  • Eucalyptus can induce discomfort and a  burning feeling.   This should not be used too close to your head. 
  • Allergies can evolve over  time.   If you have used eucalyptus oil in the past and now you appear to have an allergic response to it,  stop using it.









Sources:

www.healthline.com/nutrition/eucalyptus-leaves
www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/266580#precautions_side_effects

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