Eucalyptus Oil: Using eucalyptus oil for measles March 31 2014
Measles is a virus that was once thought to have been mostly eradicated, but in recent years has made a repeat appearance in many parts of the world. A virus that is not in itself particularly dangerous causes measles. During an attack, an individual’s immune system is greatly weakened and much more vulnerable than usual to bacterial infections. Children and the elderly are most at risk from these complications, and potential side infections, especially of the chest and ears, are the main danger associated with measles. Measles exhibit cold-like symptoms, a red/brown spotty skin rash, sensitivity to light, a fever (ranging from mild to severe), aches and pains, and dry cough.
Eucalyptus oil (eucalyptus radiata) is known for its antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and antiseptic qualities and can provide effective relief for both a measles outbreak and the potential recurring side infections an individual may experience as a result.
How to fight measles with eucalyptus oil:
Add 3-5 drops of straight (neat) eucalyptus oil directly onto sore muscles. Slowly massage into skin.
Add 15-50 drops of eucalyptus oil to a warm or cool bath (depending on the presence of a fever). Combined with the benefits of the oil, the water encourages the body to relax and helps minimize further infection. For additional benefits, Epsom salts can be added to the water as well.
Add 5 drops of eucalyptus oil to a small squirt of lotion or carrier oil (such as almond or jojoba oil). Run into palms to mix and massage all over the body.
Add 10-15 drops to a steam vaporizer or pot of boiling water. Tent a towel over your head and slowly inhale the steam for approximately 10 minutes at a time. This can also be helpful in preventing respiratory side-infections.
Dilute with unscented oil (such as olive, jojoba, or almond) for a quick and easy neck and chest rub. Add 5-10 drops of eucalyptus oil to one tablespoon of carrier oil and massage into chest and neck.
This information is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to prescribe, treat, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition. As always, before you begin any sort of regimen using essential oils, please consult with your physician, naturopath, or aromatherapist before doing so. The use of oils can be very empowering and effective in the treatment of a variety of ailments. However, use your own discretion; the medical community is there to help us when oils can't.