Eucalyptus Oil

Uses Dosage Side Effects Cautionary Statements Regarding Drug Interactions

WHAT IS EUCALYPTUS AND HOW DOES IT WORK?

Eucalyptus is a tree that is native to Australia. The oil used to make eucalyptus products comes from the tree’s leaves. Essential eucalyptus oil has medical applications such as relieving symptoms of a stuffy nose or asthma, and it can even be used to ward off ticks. Diluted eucalyptus oil may also be used to the skin as a cure for health concerns such as arthritis and skin ulcers. To reduce the severity of a cold and improve respiratory health, eucalyptus oil is also commonly utilised. The Eucalyptus globulus tree is the source of eucalyptol, which is found in many over-the-counter cold and flu medicines. Many people use eucalyptus essential oil in a diffuser for its therapeutic scent.

Fevertree, gum tree, red ironbark, and white ironbark are just some of the many brand and alternative names for eucalyptus on the market.

WHAT EUCALYPTUS OIL DOSAGE SHOULD I USE?

Eucalyptus Oil Dosage

Available as an oil.
Available as an oil.
Note: Eucalyptus oil must be diluted and should not be ingested at its full strength.

Dosage Considerations – Should be Given as Follows:

5%-10% in an alcohol-based or oil-based formulation for arthritis
Put one teaspoon into a pot of boiling water and inhale the steam; apply to the chest and around the nose if congestion is an issue.

WHAT ARE SIDE EFFECTS ASSOCIATED WITH USING EUCALYPTUs:

Eucalyptus frequently causes the following unwanted effects:

Symptoms of an allergy
Oil ingestion can cause severe allergic reactions, such as:
Discomfort in the belly
Skin turning blue, difficulty breathing
Miscommunication and inability to work together
Reduced arterial pressure (hypotension)
The heart beats irregularly (arrhythmias)
Failure of many organs
There may be additional unwanted effects that aren’t listed here. For further details on potential adverse effects, consult your doctor.

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