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Eucalyptus Essential oil Organic

The Eucalyptus Essential oil is used in aromatherapy for the antimicrobial and antiseptic properties that are effective on treating wounds. Eucalyptus oil benefits are due to its ability to stimulate immunity, provide antioxidant protection and to improve respiratory circulation. The health benefits of Eucalyptus oil come from a chemical known as cineole, an organic compound shown to hold widespread medicinal effects, including reducing inflammation and pain relief. It may also help to clear congested skin on acne prone skin.

Historically Eucalyptus essential oil Native of Australia, where it was regarded as a general ‘cure-all’ by the Aborigines. The trees have been used for everything from paper, to malaria fighting. The trees extensive root system absorbs vast amounts of water. It is due to this phenomenon that it has been intentionally planted in marshy, malaria infested areas in an attempt to dry up and purify the soil and air. The German botanist and explorer, Baron Ferdinand Von Muller suggested that the fragrance of the trees might prove antiseptic. It was in 1855 that the French government sent seeds to Algeria and consequently many of the disease ridden areas were converted to healthy dry ones. Eucalyptus oil was in huge demand during World War 1, as it was used to control a meningitis outbreak and for the influenza of 1919.