Eucalyptus radiata, also known as narrow-leafed peppermint gum, is said to be the most important source for Eucalyptus essential oil. Like other forms of eucalyptus, it is well known for its effect on the respiratory system and for relieving aches and pains.
Eucalyptus radiata Essential Oil: Germ Fighting Superpower
Eucalyptus radiata originally came from Tasmania and Australia, and is a key traditional medicinal for the Aboriginal people. It was used originally as plant medicine, and smoked to improve respiratory conditions. It was used for healing on cuts, burns, deep wounds, fevers, stomach aches and muscle cramps, and its disinfecting and anti-bacterial properties promoted fast healing with little or no infection.
Today, eucalyptus radiata is used around the world, in toothpaste, liniments, cough drops and syrups, soaps and detergents, and as an essential oil, it continues to be one of the finest, most effective medicinals. Eucalyptus radiata has superpowers when it comes to fighting germs and taking care of your family. Here are just a few ways you can use this wonderful essential oil:
Immune System: eucalyptus radiata stimulates the immune system, so it is beneficial to use as a preventative measure, protecting against the onset of colds, flu and disease. For people who are already run down, have recurrent episodes of respiratory infections, ear infections, colds and flu that they just can’t seem to shake, this oil helps build the body’s resistance, and supports strengthening of the lungs, bronchial system, purifies the blood and helps detox the body.
Skin, Muscle and Joint Repair: eucalyptus radiata oil is beneficial to the health of your skin, muscles, and joints. It’s effective for calming inflammation, and actually promotes tissue repair for skin. It’s useful for soothing muscles and joints after workout sessions and any strenuous exercise, and you can make a wonderful massage oil with coconut, jojoba or your own favorite carrier oil, some Lavender essential oil, and a few drops of warming eucalyptus radiata oil that will make your muscles soften and relax, and the burn in your joints disappear fast!
Household Cleaner: eucalyptus radiata is known to kill airborne staph, is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral, and disinfectant, so it’s the perfect choice to use when you’re making natural household cleaners. Just add 5-6 drops to a gallon of hot water, and you’re ready to clean and disinfect your floors, or add 5 drops each of Eucalyptus and Tea Tree Oil to a spray bottle of water. Keep in the shower to spray the walls after each use, and you’ll say goodbye to mold forever!
Tip: Put a few drops of eucalyptus radiata in a steam mist vaporizer in your family’s living area during cold and flu season, and don’t give those germs a chance!
Properties: Analgesic, Antineuralgic, Antirheumatic, Antiseptic, Antispasmodic, Antiviral, Bactericide, Balsamic, Cicatrisant, Decongestant, Deodorant, Depurative, Diuretic, Expectorant, Febrifuge, Hypoglycemiant, Immune Stimulant, Insecticide, Mucolytic, Paracidicide, Prophylactic, Rubifacient, Stimulant, Vermifuge, Vulnerary.
Aids the construction of new skin tissue, Antidotes bites from venomous creatures, Anti-viral, Asthma, Bronchitis, Burns, Catarrh, Chicken pox, Clears congested skin, Colds, Cold sores, Coughs, Cuts, Cystitis, Decongestant for respiratory tract (soothes inflammations and eases mucous), Diabetes, Diarrhea, Diphtheria, Dysentery, Emphysema, Fever (has a cooling and deodorizing effect on the body), Fibrositis, Gall stones, Gental-Urinary System, Gonorrhea, Hay fever, Hemorrhage, Herpes, Influenza, Infectious illnesses, Insect bites and stings, Malaria, Measles, Migraines, Muscular aches and pains, Nephritis, Neuralgia, Prevents bacterial growth, Pyorrhoea, Rheumatism (when combined with Lemon and Juniper), Scarlet fever, Shingles, Sinusitis, Skin eruptions, Skin ulcers, Sore muscles, Temperature Reducing Properties, Throat infections, Tuberculosis, Typhoid, Ulcers, Urinary tract infections, Wounds.
Precautions: Avoid if epileptic, avoid if suffering from high blood pressure, avoid using on anyone under five years of age, may antidote homeopathic medication, very powerful oil, use with caution.
BLENDS WITH: Benzoin, Coriander, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Melissa, Pine, Sandalwood, Thyme.