- Natural respiratory decongestant
- Powerful respiratory aid
- Can help fortify the immune system
- Studies show effective for treating both Herpes Simplex Type-1 and -2
- Promotes circulation and removal of mucous
- Often recommended as a good blood cleanser
- Research findings show powerful bactericidal effect
- Psycho-emotionally, good for relieving congested thoughts
- Promotes fresh thoughts and ideas
- Gentlest aroma of Eucalyptus species
Botanical/Latin Name: Eucalyptus radiata (contains over 68% 1,8 cineole)
Distillation: Steam distilled leaf
How Grown: Conventional
Aromas: Fresh, sweet, pungent, camphoraceous and woody
Chemical Families: Monoterpene, Oxide, Ketone, Sesquiterpene
GC/MS Tested: 100% Pure & Natural
Eucalyptus Radiata is considered the gentlest aroma of the Eucalyptus species by many authorities. A refreshing, stimulating pure essential oil that is long lasting, Eucalyptus Radiata fortifies the immune system.
Although Eucalyptus Radiata shares a common cineole aroma with other eucalyptus oils, analytically its chemical structure is unique.
The primary difference is the presence of piperitone which is also found in peppermint oil. This gives Eucalyptus Radiata a more pleasant and soothing aroma.
Otherwise its aroma is very similar to Eucalyptus Globulus. Radiata’s piperitone constituent also makes it excellent for blending with mint oils.
Eucalyptus oil is a powerful respiratory aid and has a strong influence on breathing. It stimulates oxygen uptake in cell tissues and increases circulation.
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.
The findings of another study that essential oils could effectively destroy bacteria was unveiled at the sixth joint symposium of the International Electrostatics Society of Japan and the Electrostatics Society of America conference in Tokyo (Nov 7-10, 2004).
The scientists used essential oils of orange, eucalyptus, thyme and tea tree which, when dispersed into the air, had a powerful bactericidal effect.
Psycho-emotionally, eucalyptus oils promote fluid thought processes.
It is excellent to inhale when you’re feeling bogged down and overwhelmed by life’s details and demands.
SUGGESTED USE ON LABEL: Adult: Dispense 1-3 drops on cotton ball or smell strip and inhale, or as needed.
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.