· Eucalyptus globulus and Eucalyptus dives are best applied topically or on the reflex points of the feet.
· Eucalyptus radiata and Eucalyptus polybractea are more suitable for diffusing, inhalation, rectal, and douche applications.
· All eucalyptus oils can be used as dietary supplements; however, total daily intake should not exceed 6 drops.
The scent of Eucalyptus is familiar to anyone that has consumed cough drops. Most Eucalyptus species are helpful for the respiratory tract and are useful in loosening and expectorating mucus.
4 kinds of Eucalyptus and some ways to use each
Is expectorant, mucolytic, antimicrobial, antibacterial, anti-fungal, antiviral, and antiseptic. It helps reduce infections in the throat and lungs, such as rhinopharyngitis, laryngitis, flu, sinusitis, bronchitis, bronchial asthma, and bronchial pneumonia.
Eucalyptol (1.8 cineol) occurs in high concentrations in Eucalyptus globulus and other eucalyptus species. It is responsible for the oil’s ability to decongest the lungs, clear sinus passages, and contributes to a good deal of its anti-infectious, respiratory supporting effects. This oil is especially useful during the cold and flu season.
Eucalyptus globulus is also very effective as an air purifier. It effectively removes odors and airborne bacteria.
According to Dr. Jean Valnet, M.D., a solution of only 2% Eucalyptus globulus can kill 70% of airborne Staphylococcus bacteria.
Dr. Jean Valnet M.D. recommends to use Eucalyptus globulus for: general antiseptic purposes, malaria, typhus, measles, reducing blood sugar, fighting respiratory infections, such as bronchitis, tuberculosis, influenza, pneumonia, and sinusitis, combating asthma, opening the sinus and respiratory tract, removing intestinal parasites and worms, treating wounds and burns.
Is cooling, refreshing, and energizing. Lighter in smell than Eucalyptus globulus, it has many of the same supportive properties.
Because it is relatively gentle and nonirritating, it is the preferred choice for children. This variety is one of the most versatile of the eucalyptus oils and is suitable for topical use, diffusing, and even direct inhalation.
Euclyptus radiata is an ingredient in some of Young Living’s most popular blends. A few examples: R.C. (which stands for Respiratory Congestion), Raven and Thieves. These oils should be in your arsenal for cold & flu season).
Eucalyptus radiata is one of the best eucalyptus oils for diffusing.
Dr. Penoel recommends Eucalyptus radiata for rhinitis, bronchitis, cough, pulmonary infections, acnes asthma, and vaginitis.
The first sign of a cold or flu, a drop of oil can be added to a tablespoon of Honey or Agave and taken every hour for the first five hours, and 5 times a day thereafter until symptoms abate. You can also put the drops in an empty 00 capsule.
A drop or two of oil can also be sprinkled on a handkerchief or washcloth and inhaled directly as needed to help with respiratory or sinus conditions.
In cases of serious respiratory conditions or yeast infections, you can do an enema or vaginal application, which is recommend by Dr. Penoel. Add 1-2 drops of essential oils to 2-4 tablespoons of grape seed oil or V-6 massage oil.
This species is high in phellandrene and low in eucalyptol. It is excellent for use in topical application, as it may be less irritating to the skin than other eucalyptus varieties.
· Avoid prolonged, direct inhalation
Dr. Penoel recommends Eucalyptus dives for: Sinusitis, ear infection (never put any essential oil directly into the ear canal!), vaginitis.
· best used in topical applications as it is the strongest and most caustic.
· diffused, but avoid direct inhalation
· Avoid using on infants, young children or pregnant moms
Eucalyptus polybractea (CT cineol):
This chemotype boasts a cineol content of over 80% the highest of any eucalyptus oil. It is also low in aldehyde, which can irritate mucus membrane.
This is one of the strongest eucalyptus oils. This variety is high in eucalyptol (up to 95 percent ) and is well suited for topical application or diffusing.
Dr. Penoel recommends Eucalyptus polybractea CT cineol for: infection of the nasal membranes and chronic bronchitis.
· the least irritating yet one of the most antimicrobial of the Eucalyptus oils
· suitable for most respiratory conditions
· directly applied on the skin.
· in enema or douche application
· diluted in honey or Agave for dietary supplement (1 drop only/per serving).
Recipe for Sinusitis
10 drops Peppermint
5 drops Eucalyptus radiata
2-3 drops Melaleuca alternifolia
Put in capsule & take internally 2 times a day. Ingesting NOT recommended for children!
Recipe for Over Worked Muscles
9 drops Bergamot [do NOT apply to skin and go in the sun, photosensitivity]
6 drops Eucalyptus globules
3 drops Cinnamon
2 drops Peppermint
2 drops ginger
to 2 ounces vegetable oil.
Use as a massage oil, relaxes over worked muscles.
Back Pain Formula
10 dropsEucalyptus globulus
10 drops Ginger
10 drops Lavender
Use 5 drops to 1 teaspoon carrier oil like Young Living’s v-6 Massage Oil. Massage onto effected area.
Diffusing Eucalyptus Essential Oil
All of the Eucalyptus oils may by diffused. The Young Living diffuser has a special nebulizer that is custom designed to disperse the oils in a micro fiber vapor, this allows the oils to stay suspended in the air to reduce bacteria, fungi and mold. It also freshens the air with natural fragrances, eliminating the need for synthetic, harmful air fresheners. Young Living also has two other diffusers: an Ultrasonic Diffuser which is a nice diffuser (but NOT for treating toxic mold), and a Travel Diffuser (battery operated). You can read more about the diffusers here.
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