Health benefits of Eucalyptus oil

By Shruti Saxena | Updated: Jul 05, 2014, 15:26 PM IST

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New Delhi: Eucalyptus oil is extracted from the leaves of eucalyptus tree.

Due to its medicinal properties, it is widely used in vapours, make-up, mouthwashes etc.

Here are a few health benefits of the essential oil:

-Eucalyptus oil is very beneficial in healing wounds like ulcers, cuts and wounds as it has antiseptic properties.

-Due to its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal qualities, eucalyptus oil is used to treat respiratory problems like sinus, cough, cold, asthma, bronchitis and even nasal congestion.

-Anti-inflammatory properties of eucalyptus oil makes it widely effective for curing muscle and joint pains as it releases stress.

-It is mostly used in mouthwashes and toothpastes as it contains cineole, an antiseptic that kills bacteria and fights against germs and bad breath thereby keeping dental problems at bay.

-Eucalyptus oil has a camphorous aroma and so it is also used in curing jet lag.