- Contains anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties
- Promotes removal of mucous from the respiratory system
- Natural respiratory decongestant
- Research shows effective for killing E. coli and staph
- Studies show effective for inhibiting antiviral activity against HSV-1 and -2
- Psycho-emotionally good for relieving congested thoughts
- Promotes fresh thoughts and ideas
Botanical/Latin Name: Eucalyptus globulus (contains over 83% 1,8 cineole)
Distillation: Steam distilled leaf
How Grown: Conventional unsprayed
Aromas: Fresh, sweet and camphoraceous
Chemical Families: Monoterpene, Sesquiterpene
GC/MS Tested: 100% Pure and Natural.
Refreshing, stimulating and powerful Eucalyptus is a long lasting oil with fluid consistency. It is one of the most well-known aromas of all the essential oils, along with lavender, rose and mint. Most people can easily recognize any one of these aromas.
Strongly anti-bacterial and anti-viral, Eucalyptus oil brings to mind the family medicine cabinet. Certainly many traditional, as well as modern day medicines, contain Eucalyptus.
Eucalyptus oil is a powerful respiratory aid oil and has a strong influence on breathing. It stimulates oxygen uptake in cell tissues and increases circulation. Increased oxygenation in the lungs promotes the cleansing and repair function of red blood cells.
It has a reputation as a good expectorant (promotes removal of mucous from respiratory system) and cough suppressant.
A study published in Clinical Microbiology & Infection suggests that eucalyptus oil may have antibacterial effects on pathogenic bacteria in the upper respiratory tract, including Haemophilus influenzae, a bacteria responsible for a range of infections, and some strains of streptococcus.
Another similar study conducted and published in PubMed on the antibacterial effects of eucalyptus globulus leaf extract on pathogenic bacteria isolated from specimens of patients with respiratory tract disorders showed positive results.
Yet another study conducted and published in PubMed on the, "Stimulatory effect of Eucalyptus Essential Oil on Innate Cell-Mediated Immune Response," showed positive results. The study concluded by suggesting, "Eucalyptus for development of a possible new class of immuno-regulatory agents useful as adjuvant in immuno-suppressive pathologies, in infectious disease as well as in tumour."
A study was conducted and published in PubMed on the, "Anti-inflammatory properties of the monoterpene 1.8-cineole (a consituent of Eucalyptus oil) for evidence as a co-medication in inflammatory airway diseases."
1,8-cineole is a natural monoterpene, also known as eucalyptol. It is a major compound of many plant essential oils, and mainly extracted from Eucalyptus globulus oil. As an isolated compound, 1,8-cineole is known for its mucolytic and spasmolytic action on the respiratory tract, with proven clinical efficacy.
1,8-cineole has also shown therapeutic benefits in inflammatory airway diseases, such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This clinical evidence refers to its anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant mode of action, which has been proven in numerous pre-clinical studies.
In vitro studies found strong evidence that 1,8-cineole controls inflammatory processes and mediator production of infection- or inflammation-induced mucus hypersecretion by its action as anti-inflammatory modifier rather than a simple mucolytic agent.
Based on the anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory properties, recent clinical trials with 1,8-cineole showed evidence for the beneficial use of 1,8-cineole as long-term therapy in the prevention of COPD-exacerbations and to improve asthma control.
Studies were conducted to find out the inhibitory effect of 12 essential oils on Herpes Simplex Virus Type-1 and -2. Results showed antiviral activity of eucalyptus against both types of the Herpes Simplex virus.
Essential oils were shown to exhibit anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and antiviral activity.
RESEARCH scientists Dr Lindsey Gaunt and Sabrina Higgins from the University of Southampton found that essential oils, such as eucalyptus, orange and thyme can destroy bacteria, such as Escherichia coli (E. coli) and Staphylococcus aureus (staph) on surfaces.
Very high eucalyptol and 1,8 cineole. Studies published in PubMed for biomedical literature from MEDLINE reported these two chemical properties to be highly effective for inhibiting bone loss.
SUGGESTED USE ON LABEL: Adult: Dispense 1-3 drops on a cotton ball, or smell strip and inhale, or as directed.
BLEND WITH: Basil, Atlas Cedarwood, Himalayan Cedarwood, Cypress, Frankincense, Lavender, Lemon, Rosemary, Tea Tree, Thyme
CAUTIONS: Do not apply at or near mouth of infants or children under 10 years of age. Up to 20% dilution is safe for skin applications.