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Eucalyptus Oil: Using eucalyptus oil for neuritis July 16 2014

Neuritis is a condition characterized by the inflammation of nerves. It can occur anywhere within the body and wherever it does, it essentially creates nerves that don’t work as they should. This can result in pain, discomfort, swelling, stiffness, and a host of other annoying symptoms that cause a degeneration of the nerves that may present long-term problems if not treated quickly and effectively.   Eucalyptus essential oil (Eucalyptus radiata)...

Eucalyptus Oil: Using eucalyptus oil for pain June 19 2014

Eucalyptus essential oil (Eucalyptus radiata) has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties that make it a great option when various types of pain throughout the body. Eucalyptus oil is considered to be a vasodilator, meaning that it helps to widen blood vessels and as a result, blood circulates more effectively throughout the body. This means that it can help relax stiff muscles, ease joints, and provide soothing relief to topical pain from...

Eucalyptus Oil: Using eucalyptus oil for neuralgia June 06 2014

Neuralgia is characterized by an acute pounding, stabbing or tearing pain that originates on a nerve. The pains either occur periodically throughout the day, but can also last continually and is described as shooting pain that radiates up and down along the path of the nerve. The cause of the pain can be a stress or pressure on the nerve or an irritation of the nerve. This can be the...

Eucalyptus Oil: Using eucalyptus oil for body cooling May 12 2014

Body temperature is basically a measure of the body's ability to produce and rid itself of heat. The human body typically maintains a stable (but narrow) temperature range that, unless something is wrong, doesn’t fluctuate much. When out body temperature gets too high (fever or heatstroke) our bodies can become severely dehydrated and our organs are at risk.   Eucalyptus essential oil (eucalyptus radiata) is known for its anti-inflammatory properties...

Eucalyptus Oil: Using eucalyptus oil for kidney stones April 14 2014

Kidney stones are one of the most common disorder of the urinary tract, and are basically crystalline-like structures that form in the kidneys and eventually pass (very painfully!) through the urinary tract. Smaller stones can pass through the urinary tract with minimal symptoms, but larger stones can cause a sudden and excruciating pain in the lower back on the side in the area of the kidney that has produced the...

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...

Eucalyptus Oil: Using eucalyptus oil for coughs March 13 2014

Eucalyptus oil has long been used in over-the-counter cough drops and cold medications, perhaps most commonly extracted for use in Vicks vapor rub. Essentially, the powerful scent of eucalyptus oil works to loosen mucous in the respiratory tract, and helps to release chest and nasal congestion. Inhalation of eucalyptus oil has also been shown to increase oxygen distribution from the lungs to the bloodstream, and this increase in oxygen aids...

Eucalyptus Oil: Using eucalyptus oil for ear inflammation February 28 2014

If you have ever had ear inflammation, you know how incredibly painful it can be, as the ear is one of the most delicate body parts. Most commonly suffered by children; adults can just as easily suffer from ear inflammation. Ear inflammation is typically treated with a strong round of antibiotics, but the problem arises (especially in children) when inflammation reoccurs. There is great concern with the overuse of antibiotics, as with increased use comes...

Eucalyptus Oil: Using eucalyptus oil for emphysema February 19 2014

Emphysema is a progressive disease of the lungs most commonly caused by smoking, second hand smoke, and air pollution. Allergies, poor diets, and poor circulation are additional contributing factors. Symptoms include: chronic bronchitis, shortness of breath, post-nasal drip, congestion, frequent colds, blue lips, lack of energy, and frequent hacking cough especially when speaking or exhaling. Emphysema reduces oxygen intake and can eventually lead to heart failure. For smokers, emphysema is usually fatal if the person ...

Eucalyptus Oil: Using eucalyptus oil as a disinfectant February 10 2014

Eucalyptus oil (eucalyptus radiata) is known for its antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and  antiseptic qualities and can provide a natural, environmentally friendly cleaner for  numerous household uses. Eucalyptus oil can be used in kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms,  and is ideal for cleaning hard surface floors and countertops. Eucalyptus oil also makes a  great natural air freshener and is ideal for toilet and “sick room” disinfecting.  How to use eucalyptus oil to disinfect: Place...

Eucalyptus Oil: Using eucalyptus oil for fever February 03 2014

A fever can accompany a virus or an infection, and refers to a symptom rather than a  specific illness. Basically , it’s the body’s reaction to and means of fighting an “invasion” of  infection or illness. In response, the body produces excess heat, which stimulates white  blood cells to produce antibodies that fight the invading microbes. Some bacteria and  viruses can only tolerate a narrow temperature range, so heat can...

Eucalyptus Oil: Using eucalyptus oil for pneumonia January 24 2014

Pneumonia is an infection of the alveoli, which are the tiny air sacs inside the lungs. Bacteria, viruses, fungi and other organisms can all cause pneumonia, and doctors diagnose pneumonia through a combination of physical examinations, lab tests and chest X-rays.  Pneumonia can start out as a cold or virus (also bronchitis) and then mutate to include exhaustion, fever, shortness of breath and tender chest pain. This happens most often in children and the...
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