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Eucalyptus Oil


Eucalyptus is also known as Australian fever tree leaf, blue gum tree leaf, fever tree leaf, malee, and Tasmanian blue gum leaf (1). We use both eucalyptus oil (essential oil) and the leaf in most cases. Clinical trial evidence shows that (1):

1. Eucalyptus oil in ointment is an effective antifungal

2. Eucalyptus oil reduces nasal congestion

3. Chewing gum with eucalyptus reduces plaque

4. Eucalyptus is an effective insect repellent

5. Eucalyptus oil is antibacterial to 11 strains of bacteria

When we smell eucalyptus it gives a relaxing feel while reducing nasal congestion. Eucalyptus’ homeland is in Australia but it can also be found elsewhere in the world. These eucalyptus trees are the tallest deciduous trees in the planet (2). Eucalyptus has many varieties or species, but the most commonly used in aromatherapy is Eucalyptus globulus. Other uses of eucalyptus oil are:

1. It is also antiviral

2. It fights “colds, coughs, the flu, laryngitis, sinusitis, sore throats, and tonsillitis”

3. It eases hay fever

4. It prevents asthma attacks & bronchitis

5. When sprayed or used in a diffuser it prevents the spread of infection

6. It reduces pain and inflammation (sunburn, headache, sprain, arthritis, rheumatism, etc)

7. In sitz baths it cures UTI like cystitis, encouraging urination and fighting the infection

8. With geranium and juniper oils, lowers blood sugar

9. With bergamot oil or alone, aids in the “healing of cold sores, herpes outbreaks, chickenpox, and shingles.”

10. Speeds recovery of burns and wounds

11. Reduces oiliness of skin thereby clearing acne

12. Removes lethargy

13. Removes loneliness

14. Relaxes the room when used in a diffuser / vaporizer especially after an argument / fight in a room

Mostly, the effect of eucalyptus oil is for good health because of its antifungal, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. Visit our store for this oil as well as other essential oils at 2W 14th St. New York, NY.


(1) Fugh-Berman, A. (2003).The 5-minute Herb and Dietary Supplement Consult. Pennsylvania: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

(2) Wilson, R. (2002). Aromatherapy: Essential Oils for Vibrant Health and Beauty. New York: Penguin Putnam, Inc.