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Angela Bekiaris
1 minute read
16 Oct 2017
4:12 pm

4 benefits of eucalyptus oil

Angela Bekiaris

When you hear ‘eucalyptus’, you probably automatically think of those fury bundles of cuteness from Down Under called koalas.

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But you should know that the tree doesn’t just benefit them – it’s great for us too! Have a look at some of the benefits you get from eucalyptus oil.

1. For muscle pain

Did you know that joint and muscle pain can go away with the help of some eucalyptus oil?

Massage the oil on the surface of the skin to relieve stress and pain. It is often recommended to patients suffering from rheumatism, lumbago, sprained ligaments and tendons, stiff muscles, aches, fibrosis and even nerve pain.

2. To treat a fever

Treating a fever can be difficult, but this little info might help.

Experts have revealed that eucalyptus oil can be used for treating fever and reducing body temperature. Also known as fever oil, experts add, it’s also great when combined with peppermint oil.

3. It repels lice

Due to its well-known qualities as a bug repellent and natural pesticide, eucalyptus oil is often used as a natural treatment for lice.

4. Removes mental exhaustion

Did you know that many people use eucalyptus oil to help with mental exhaustion?

With its cooling and refreshing effect, it is often used to help people suffering from certain conditions and disorders, but, as a stimulant, it also removes exhaustion and mental sluggishness, and rejuvenates the spirits of people feeling sick.

Plus, experts add, it can also be effective in the treatment of stress and mental disorders – it is commonly used to stimulate mental activity and increase blood flow to the brain.

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