There’s a good reason why eucalyptus is included in so many OTC remedies such as vapor rubs, cough drops and nasal inhalers. As a powerful anti-inflammatory and decongestant, Figtree Eucalyptus oil loosens phlegm and clears congestion to reduce sinus pressure and allow for easier breathing. Its cooling and soothing properties also help relieve uncontrollable coughing.
Eucalyptus oil has even been shown to help with bronchitis, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Place 1 or 2 drops of eucalyptus essential oil in a bowl of hot water. Throw a towel over your head and breathe deeply for 5 to 10 minutes. Otherwise add 3-5 drops to a warm bath and breathe in its healing vapers while you relax.
2. Controls allergies
Hay fever, or allergic rhinitis, can be an energy-sapping condition when the seasons change. Studies have shown that inhaling eucalyptus oil can quickly and meaningfully reduce the symptoms.
Diffuse 5 drops of eucalyptus oil or burn a eucalyptus candle to keep allergies at bay.
3. Helps reduce symptoms of flu and fever
As a natural antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and pain-reliever, applying eucalyptus oil as a chest and body rub can help reduce many flu symptoms and bring down a fever.
Melt 2 tablespoons unscented shea butter in a double boiler, remove from heat and mix in 10-12 drops eucalyptus oil. Or use a eucalyptus massage oil as a chest rub.
4. Relieves a sore throat
In addition to being an anti-inflammatory, eucalyptus oil is also a natural bacteria fighter, both of which help reduce the symptoms of a sore throat.
Add I drop of eucalyptus essential oil to a cup of warm water and gargle. Do NOT swallow.
5. Boosts immune health
Figtree Eucalyptus oil has been found to stimulate an immune response that reduces the chance of you catching any cold and flu viruses as winter starts.
It works by increasing macrophages in the blood that improves your immunity and encourages faster recovery from infections. Macrophages are white blood cells that work by destroying foreign particles.