As the famous saying by the American Entrepreneur, Walter Disney, goes, ‘‘The wonders of nature are endless’’. With plenty of wonderful exotic and au-naturel remedies to common and even complexed ailments out there, there is no denying that Mother Nature’s creations are truly magical. From the soil to the skies, nature’s creations are gifts to embrace – and the eucalyptus plant is a noteworthy example.
Medical Benefits And Uses Of Eucalyptus
With its anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effects, the oil that comes from the eucalyptus plant is a miracle worker. It is no wonder scientists and medical professionals around the world have been actively researching the wonders of eucalyptus essential oil and its healing properties. A 2015 clinical peer review titled ‘Essential Oils Used In Aromatherapy: A Systemic Review’ presented by a team of researchers for the Asia Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine discovered that eucalyptus essential oil has promising effects in treating ailments including arthritis, the flu and wounds.
Going back to the early days, Chinese, Indian Ayurvedic, Greek and European styles of medicine have incorporated the use of eucalyptus essential oils into the treatment of a range of conditions, according to a report on Medical News Today. In the mid-19th Century, hospitals across England used eucalyptus oil to clean urinary catheters.
Moreover, and according to recent research, eucalyptus essential oil can help soothe away the pains and discomfort caused by arthritis, thanks to its analgesic properties. There is nothing quite like eucalyptus to offer relief to these painful joint conditions that are associated with age. Additionally, many over-the-counter creams and ointments used to soothe pain from conditions like osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis contain Eucalyptus Essential Oil.
How To Use
For individuals dealing with the debilitating symptoms of arthritis – pain, swelling, reduced range of muscle motion and stiffness – most are willing to try out alternative remedies to seek relief in managing the pain. Currently, the best way to relieve the pain from arthritis is by taking over-the-counter and or opioid-based painkillers. In an interview with TODAYOnline, 56-year-old Madam Noraini Mohd Ali says that she tries to tolerate the pain and takes painkillers on alternate days; however, she worries about becoming overly reliant on them.
Thankfully, individuals like Madam Noraini Mohad Ali need not depend on either opioid or over-the-counter painkillers. With eucalyptus essential oil now available on the shelves of aromatherapy stores and or online shops like HYSSES Singapore, people living with arthritis and chronic joint pain can grab them with a click of the mouse.
For starters, apply few drops of eucalyptus essential oil to the affected area and gently massage in a circular motion until the skin feels warm. Repeat this step at least twice daily.
In addition to its pain-relieving and analgesic properties, eucalyptus essential oil is great for use as a muscle relaxant. Great for the office worker who spends the majority of his or her time at the desk looking at the computer screen, this essential oil, when applied on sore neck muscles, has a cooling effect that can help reduce muscle pain and loosen muscular tension. Drip few drops of eucalyptus essential oil into a long steam bath to enjoy its therapeutic goodness.
Alternatively, use it in a cold compress. Drip few drops of eucalyptus essential oil to cold water, place a clean piece of cloth into the water, wet it completely and then wring it out. Apply the cold compress to the area you wish to relieve pain. Or pair up your cold compress with HYSSES’ Herbal Compress Ball (SGD 11.90), a herbal remedy for relieving stress, fatigue and tight muscles.