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Botanical name: Genus Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus – Summary

Eucalyptus is a source of heating power that decreases Vata while augmenting pitta. Commonly used in household cleaning solutions, eucalyptus boasts a healthy aroma and intense cleansing abilities. It is often used in spas and saunas for both refreshment and cleansing purposes. In some countries including India, eucalyptus trees are sometimes used as timber for building.

About Eucalyptus

  • Due to its antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties, eucalyptus is largely used in various products like mouthwash, rubs, ointments, and beauty care products.
  • Eucalyptus leaves include tannins which are used for the treatment of inflammation.

Eucalyptusand Doshas

  • Eucalyptus reduces Vata while boosting pitta, which helps inwarding offthe internal chill and strengthening metabolism and circulation.
  • Eucalyptus oil works as an expectorant and helps cleanse the body of toxins and harmful microorganisms.

Eucalyptus- Health Benefits

  • Eucalyptus branches can be used as bird perches providing antioxidants and other valuable minerals like calcium and magnesium.
  • Eucalyptus leaves contain tannins which are used for treating inflammation.It keeps cancer cells from growing.
  • Eucalyptus leaves and oil provide an aroma that can be useful in dealing with stress and fatigue.
  • Eucalyptus oil vapor is found to act as a decongestant when inhaled.
  • Eucalyptus is a powerful insect repellent and insecticide.
  • Eucalyptus oil may stimulate an immune system response.
  • Eucalyptus products are usually safe for the skin, as long as the oil is diluted. It should not be applied directly onto the skin until it is diluted with a carrier oil, such as olive oil.
  • A few drops of eucalyptus oil mixed with coconut or olive oil give dry hair a good pick-me-up while reducing dandruff and an itchy scalp.

Scientific Studies About Eucalyptus

  • The use of eucalyptus extract in chewing gum may promote periodontal health, according to a study published in the Journal of Periodontology. 
  • Eucalyptus extract may be used as a pain reliever, and research indicates that the oil may have analgesic properties. In a study revealed in the American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, scientists applied Eucalyptamint on the anterior forearm skin of 10 people. 

Dharmsala Teas with Eucalyptus


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