10 Benefits of Eucalyptus

Fresh eucalyptus has so many benefits it’s crazy to think that it’s a plant that has been available to us for ages and is just now being discovered and utilized. Here’s a quick list of key benefits our fresh eucalyptus can provide you:

  1. Eucalyptus is widely used as a natural cold remedy and is a common ingredient in cold and cough products.
  2. Research has shown that it can decrease mucus and expand the bronchi and bronchioles of your lungs
  3. Serves as a natural anti-inflammatory agent.
  4. Eucalyptus has been found to decrease nasal congestion, cough frequency, and cold-related headaches.
  5. It can be used to improve asthma symptoms.
  6. Using eucalyptus may improve dry skin by increasing its ceramide content. Eucalyptus leaf extract has been found to boost skin ceramide production, water-holding capacity, and skin barrier protection.
  7. Eucalyptus contains many anti-inflammatory compounds, such as cineole and limonene, which may act as all-natural pain relievers.
  8. Eucalyptus is widely believed to decrease symptoms of stress. People experience significant reductions in anxiety after inhaling eucalyptus. Researchers believe that it decreases the activity of your sympathetic nervous system ⁠— your stress response system ⁠— and increases the activity of your parasympathetic nervous system, which promotes relaxation.
  9. Fresh eucalyptus is a natural insect repellent, mainly due to its eucalyptol content. Research has shown that its effective at warding off mosquitoes and other biting insects for up to eight hours.
  10. For many years, eucalyptus oil has been used to relieve coughing. Vicks VapoRub, for example, contains a percentage of eucalyptus oil.