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This terpene’s name originated from the Australian eucalyptus tree. Eucalyptol has a minty scent with a subtle, sweet spice. You can also find it in other refreshing herbs like basil, rosemary and sage.
Eucalyptol could potentially play an important role in the treatment of several chronic diseases. Researchers have found that its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties can be beneficial for people living with a variety of conditions caused by chronic inflammation. Studies have also shown that eucalyptol can be an effective treatment for respiratory conditions like asthma or bronchitis, and can be used topically to help relieve muscle and joint pain or prevent infection in minor skin wounds.
Eucalyptol is used in aromatherapy to help stimulate the body and the mind, and help you feel less mentally drained. Try incorporating eucalyptol into your daily wellness routine to refresh, revive and restore balance.
Experiment with some of these eucalyptol-rich ingredients:
Eucalyptol is especially useful in topicals because it promotes the absorption of substances applied to the skin. For pain, eucalyptol-infused cream or oil offers a cooling sensation, localized anesthesia and increased circulation. Eucalyptol is also an anti-fungal and antimicrobial. Eucalyptol from turmeric has antibacterial properties that fight off a variety of skin fungi.
Eucalyptol is an effective bio-insecticide. Beekeepers often use eucalyptol as a safe and chemical-free method to rid hives of honeybee mites. Best of all, eucalyptol can be used as a mosquito repellent! Not only does it make the bugs go away, it keeps them away by preventing them from feeding and laying eggs.
Eucalyptol is often found in lozenges, cough syrups and vapor rubs. The fresh leaves of herbs with eucalyptol can be made into a tea. If you have a common cold or sore throat, the tea may help clear your airways and provide relief from congestion.
Terpenes are natural compounds that are found in plants and insects. More than 200 terpenes have been identified in the cannabis plant. With a wide variety of therapeutic effects, terpenes can help the body destroy bacteria, detoxify, relax and more.