What Is Eucalyptus Oil?

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Eucalyptus oil comes from the eucalyptus plant and the leaves are crushed. And of course the volatile oil and what's left over contains an incredible amount of thymol and eucalyptol. And the reason that's important is because these are very anti-microbial. That means they will help to fend off viruses, bacteria and even certain funguses.

So come cold and flu season you want this in your medicine cabinet. You can find it in a cream and apply that topically and then breath in the vapor. Or you can drop a few drops of eucalyptus in a bowl of boiling or very hot water and inhale the steamed vapor. Again it's going to help to decongest you.

It's going to help to thin the mucus and help as an expectorant. And the nice thing about eucalyptus oil is it typically won't cause bacteria to become resistance against it. That's one of the virtues of natural medicine.