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Overview

Benefits of Eucalyptus And Its Side Effects

Gathered from the dried leaves of towering evergreen trees, Eucalyptus oil offers many medicinal and balmy benefits. This beneficial plant has been used since the days of yore by primitive dwellers. Eucalyptus oil, also known as Nilgiri tel is one ingredient that can have ample effects on our overall well-being. This oil is a colorless liquid with a strong wood like and fresh scent.

Benefits of Eucalyptus And Its Side Effects

Table of Content

Eucalyptus
Nutritional Value of Eucalyptus
Health Benefits of Eucalyptus
Follicle Stimulation
Acts as an insect repellent
Relieves cough and congestion
Relaxes sore muscles
Heals wounds
Eases joint pain
Cures respiratory problems
Helps maintain oral hygiene
Stimulates mental health
Treats acne
Uses of Eucalyptus
Side-Effects & Allergies of Eucalyptus
Cultivation of Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus

Cited as “eucalyptol” by the scientific community, the health gains of eucalyptus oil come from a chemical called cineole — a biological compound which holds startling medicinal effects. Eucalyptus oil can act as antibacterial, anti-infectious and anti-inflammatory. The fundamental components of Eucalyptus oil are eucalyptol and alpha-terpineol. Eucalyptus oil, infused from the evergreen Eucalyptus globulus trees, have a huge list of traditional uses. Eucalyptus was used to heal wounds and reduce fever by early Australians. Eucalyptus was accepted as a disinfectant and expectorant by European, Chinese, Greek and Ayurvedic medicine later.

Nutritional Value of Eucalyptus

Research shows that eucalyptus oil helps curb over 90% tuberculosis infection and other drug-resistant bacterial infections. Due to its impressive anti-inflammatory property the perks of inhaling eucalyptus show similarly astonishing results. The cineole commonly found in eucalyptus oil works as an effective long-term therapy which restrains Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) symptoms and improve asthma. Another notable benefit of eucalyptus is that it helps in lowering high blood pressure.

Health Benefits of Eucalyptus

Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Eucalyptus
Health Benefits of Eucalyptus

Follicle Stimulation

Blending a few drops of eucalyptus oil with some coconut or olive oil provides the hair with a moisturizing pick-me-up. The active elements in eucalyptus oil stimulate hair follicles and the blood vessels. This in turn improves circulation of blood around follicles and keeps the hair healthy.

Acts as an insect repellent

Eucalyptus oil is a natural and healthy alternative to chemically toxic bug sprays available commercially and is very effective. Placing a few soaked cotton balls in pest-infested areas repels ants, cockroaches and pests as they despise the smell of eucalyptus oil.

Relieves cough and congestion

The active elements present in eucalyptus leaves act as expectorants which help to eradicate surplus phlegm and mucus from the sinuses and respiratory tract. Also, it eliminates the environment for bacteria to generate and spread. Making a steam bath by pouring a cup of boiling water mixed with eucalyptus oil and inhaling deeply with a towel over one’s head is one of the most effective ways to restrain cough.

Relaxes sore muscles

Besides its pain relieving effects, eucalyptus oil has anti-inflammatory and anodyne effects which help to soothe tired and sore muscles. Improvement of blood circulation is enlivened as eucalyptus oil is a native vasodilator and widens blood cell.

Heals wounds

Antimicrobial and antiseptic properties present in eucalyptus oil are effective at treating sores, burns, wounds, cuts, etc. It can be made into a DIY ointment to apply on stings and bug bites. Along with relieving the pain from the affected area, it also prevents from any possibilities of getting infected.

Eases joint pain

Eucalyptus oil is one of the vital ingredients in many ointments found over the counter that are used to soothe pain from conditions like osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Research suggests that inhalation of eucalyptus oil is effective in alleviating pain and controlling blood pressure.

Cures respiratory problems

Eucalyptus oil is remarkably useful when it comes to treating respiratory problems such as asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, etc. Usage of eucalyptus oil for asthma is a tested cure as it expounds the blood vessels allowing more oxygen into the lungs. Due to its antioxidant contents, eucalyptus oil strengthens the immune system during a flu, cold, or other illness and also helps fight infection. Possessing anti-irritation qualities, eucalyptus tea is consumed as a therapy for throat irritation.

Helps maintain oral hygiene

Eucalyptus oil kills germs in the mouth, reduces plaque and helps to prevent gum diseases that are caused due to microbial action. This oil performs antibacterial activity against tooth decaying bacteria and fights germs that cause bad odour. Eucalyptus oil is an active ingredient used in several mouthwashes and toothpastes.

Stimulates mental health

Eucalyptus is revitalizing and its sweet aroma is effectively stimulating. Eucalyptus oil is appropriate for developing concentration and keeping your vitality level elevated. The smell of Eucalyptus oil encourages feelings of relaxation, thus it should be diffused for a better night’s sleep.

Treats acne

Eucalyptus oil destroys bacteria that clogs the pores and prevents it from spreading making it one of the best natural treatments for acne. The familiar, minty smelling oil works as an antibacterial and anti-inflammatory herb and not only aids in killing bacteria, but also to dry the affected area and provides relief to irritated skin. Using eucalyptus oil on acne affected areas can reduce oil production.

Uses of Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus has a comprehensive range of health benefits. It is one of the most powerful forms of natural medicine ever. Apart from medicinal uses it is also used for cleaning, deodorizing, repelling bugs, industrial purposes and so on. Eucalyptus can be used internally, topically or aromatically.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Eucalyptus

Precaution must be exercised while using eucalyptus. Eucalyptus oil is quite concentrated. It must not be used before being diluted. Some side-effects of eucalyptus oil are nausea, stomach problems and diarrhoea. It can also be toxic if ingested in large quantities. Adults should be careful when using eucalyptus oil for oral hygiene.

Cultivation of Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus originated around 35 to 50 million years ago. With the arrival of the first humans about fifty thousand years ago, fires became much more persistent and eucalyptus soon came to account for approximately 70% of the Australian forests. Presently, around 5% of eucalyptus comes from Australia while the remaining 95% is supplied by China.

Popular Questions & Answers

I Am 20 years old. I still do not have a good beard. Is there any diet for such situations. Or any help.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Eucalyptus oil is an essential oil that can help to stimulate the growth of facial hair. But because it can cause irritation of the skin, it must be mixed with any carrier oil; olive oil or sesame oil is a good option. Here are 7 health benefits of eucalyptus oil. • Into half a cup of the carrier oil, add between 15 to 30 drops of eucalyptus oil • Mix and massage this oil onto the facial skin. • Allow it to remain for about 30 minutes and then rinse with cold water and a gentle soap if you find the oily feeling irritating. Pay attention to these natural factors also when you are working on growth of your Mostache/Beard naturally. 1.Eat health so as to give your body enough vitamins and minerals esp.Spinach,Yogurt,Tomatoes,Carrot,Beans. 2. . It is also important to keep your face clean by using a mild moisturizing face wash; however, avoid frequent washing with strong soaps that tend to dehydrate the skin 3. If you smoke, understand that nicotine does not exactly promote facial hair growth – so, here’s another reason to quit the habit 4. stress is likely to prevent growth of facial hair; so keep stress at bay by a regular practice of yoga or meditation.
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I have little beard and moustache in my face. I want them to be dense. By Doing Frequent shave, can I get beard dense? And give me some tips to get rid of pimples.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Eucalyptus oil is also an essential oil that can help to stimulate the growth of facial hair. But because it can cause irritation of the skin, it must be mixed with any carrier oil; olive oil or sesame oil is a good option. Here are 7 health benefits of eucalyptus oil. • Into half a cup of the carrier oil, add between 15 to 30 drops of eucalyptus oil • Mix and massage this oil onto the facial skin. • Allow it to remain for about 30 minutes and then rinse with cold water and a gentle soap if you find the oily feeling irritating. Pay attention to these natural factors also when you are working on growth of your Mostache/Beard naturally. 1.Eat health so as to give your body enough vitamins and minerals esp.Spinach,Yogurt,Tomatoes,Carrot,Beans. 2. . It is also important to keep your face clean by using a mild moisturizing face wash; however, avoid frequent washing with strong soaps that tend to dehydrate the skin 3. If you smoke, understand that nicotine does not exactly promote facial hair growth – so, here’s another reason to quit the habit 4. stress is likely to prevent growth of facial hair; so keep stress at bay by a regular practice of yoga or meditation. Homoeopathic treatment for pimples SKIN AID PLUS ( BAKSON) This pack of skin aid plus contains SKIN AID DROPS nd DERM AID TABLETS SKIN AID DROPS-10 drops in 1 spoon water twice daily DERM AIDTABS-Chew 1 tab twice daily SEAFOLIUM CREAM( Hindustan Biosynth ltd) Apply twice daily 6-8 glass water daily 2 glasss milk daily Take nutritious diet nd exercise regularily
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In my FACe mushtaq hair cannot grow completely please suggest homeopathy tube to grow my hair in face.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
HOMOEOPATHIC MEDICINE LYCOPODIUM 30 Dr.Reckeweg) Drink 5 drops in 1 spoon fresh water at night every week ACID PHOSPHORICUM Q ( Dr.Reckeweg) Drink 20 drops in 20 ml fresh water 3 times daily Eucalyptus oil is an essential oil that can help to stimulate the growth of facial hair. But because it can cause irritation of the skin, it must be mixed with any carrier oil; olive oil or sesame oil is a good option. Here are 7 health benefits of eucalyptus oil. • Into half a cup of the carrier oil, add between 15 to 30 drops of eucalyptus oil • Mix and massage this oil onto the facial skin. • Allow it to remain for about 30 minutes and then rinse with cold water and a gentle soap if you find the oily feeling irritating. Pay attention to these natural factors also when you are working on growth of your Mostache/Beard naturally. 1.Eat health so as to give your body enough vitamins and minerals esp.Spinach,Yogurt,Tomatoes,Carrot,Beans. 2. . It is also important to keep your face clean by using a mild moisturizing face wash; however, avoid frequent washing with strong soaps that tend to dehydrate the skin 3. If you smoke, understand that nicotine does not exactly promote facial hair growth – so, here’s another reason to quit the habit 4. stress is likely to prevent growth of facial hair; so keep stress at bay by a regular practice of yoga or meditation.
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I am 17 years old and I don't get much facial hair. I have hair all over the body and a bit of Hair on my chest. The right side of my chin has more Hair then my left, so it looks weird. I have hair on my upper lip but it's very light. So, I have been taking cod liver oil capsules, because I have heard that its good for testosterone. Is it going to help me?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
1.Amla Oil Amla or the Indian gooseberry is said to be highly effective in increasing facial hair growth. It may be used alone or in combination with mustard leaves. Here are some other health benefits of amla oil. • Simply massage a little amla oil onto your face and leave it on for about 20 minutes; then rinse using cold water. • The alternative is to wash and grind a few mustard leaves into a paste and mix in a few drops of amla oil into this. Apply this paste to your face, leave it on for about 15 minutes and then rinse with cold water. Do this 4 times every week and you will observe an improvement in growth of facial hair 2.Eucalyptus oil is also an essential oil that can help to stimulate the growth of facial hair. But because it can cause irritation of the skin, it must be mixed with any carrier oil; olive oil or sesame oil is a good option. Here are 7 health benefits of eucalyptus oil. • Into half a cup of the carrier oil, add between 15 to 30 drops of eucalyptus oil • Mix and massage this oil onto the facial skin. • Allow it to remain for about 30 minutes and then rinse with cold water and a gentle soap if you find the oily feeling irritating. Pay attention to these natural factors also when you are working on growth of your Mostache/Beard naturally. 1.Eat health so as to give your body enough vitamins and minerals esp.Spinach,Yogurt,Tomatoes,Carrot,Beans. 2. . It is also important to keep your face clean by using a mild moisturizing face wash; however, avoid frequent washing with strong soaps that tend to dehydrate the skin 3. If you smoke, understand that nicotine does not exactly promote facial hair growth – so, here’s another reason to quit the habit 4. stress is likely to prevent growth of facial hair; so keep stress at bay by a regular practice of yoga or meditation. You can take cod liver oil capsules alongwith.
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Popular Health Tips

Eucalyptus - 10 Amazing Health Benefits!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lucknow
Eucalyptus - 10 Amazing Health Benefits!

You might have heard of the eucalyptus oil and the first thing that comes to your mind would be is the treatment of cold. Well, eucalyptus is not just an effective remedy for cold and it is much more than a passing herb that you can miss. Eucalyptus oil can be used as an analgesic, antibacterial, anticatarrhal and anti-inflammatory agent. Let us get on directly with the benefits of using the ever affluent oil.

Benefits of Eucalyptus oil:

  1. Dental problems: Eucalyptus is naturally minty and it can treat cavities, gingivitis, and in some cases even dental plaque. It has germicidal characteristics and they are very beneficial in fighting dental problems. Nowadays, even many modern toothpastes have a dash of eucalyptus oil as its ingredient. Such is the power of this product.
  2. AsthmaAsthma attacks can occur at any time. Under those circumstances, massage a few drops of eucalyptus oil on the chest or you can inhale the aroma directly to breathe better.
  3. Congestion: Nasal congestion and eucalyptus oil go hand in hand. Add a few drops of oil to the boiled water and inhale the steam to get rid of all your nasal congestions.
  4. Cooling temperature: Eucalyptus oil cools the body down! It is especially beneficial in the summer months when the instances of heat strokes rises. Apply it directly to your body to maintain your body temperature and to maintain it.
  5. CoughYou can say goodbye to coughing, sneezing, blocked nose, etc. with the usage of eucalyptus oil. They are also beneficial in curing a variety of ailments from wounds, fevers, and respiratory ailments. You can use them as an overnight ingredient to get a soothing sleep and the aroma can act as a mind relaxant too.
  6. DiabetesEucalyptus oil usage can increase the circulation in diabetic patients. You can also massage eucalyptus oil onto the body and take a bath later to increase the blood circulation.
  7. DysenteryEucalyptus oil is also known to fight against diarrhoea, inflammation, and other infections. Apply raw eucalyptus oil on your abdomen area and massage in a circular motion for the best results.
  8. Ear inflammation: You should never put essential oil directly into the ear cavity. However, you can easily massage the oil around the ear and outer ear for pain relief. In case if it gets in your ear cavities, seek medical help immediately.
  9. Kidney stonesKidney stones can be painful and debilitating. Eucalyptus oil is known to reduce the pain when applied in the kidney areas and massaged.
  10. Muscle pain: Eucalyptus can act as a natural analgesic and also has anti-inflammatory properties. Massage a few drops of eucalyptus oil evenly over the affected area to ease the pain. You can even warm the eucalyptus oil and massage it to soothe the muscle pain. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an ayurveda.
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Nagging Cough - 6 Quick Ways You Can Manage It!

MBBS
General Physician, Gurgaon
Nagging Cough - 6 Quick Ways You Can Manage It!

A cough is a sign that there is something wrong with the throat. Be it an infection or a sore throat or food stuck in the windpipe, a cough can start. While it may sometimes disappear, sometimes, it may just refuse to go. This not just is bothersome to you to allow to continue work, it also irritates the others in the surrounding and attracts attention. Everybody looks at you annoyed and gives a look which says “why don’t you do something about it?” Well, they mean well, and there are definitely things that can help manage a nagging cough. Find out for yourself!

  1. Salt water gargling: Mix about a teaspoon of water in a glass of warm water and gargle your mouth for about 1 minute. It helps soothe the throat and reduce the cough. It can also clear the bacteria along the throat, providing relief from the cough. If there is phlegm lodged in the throat, it gets easily expelled too.
  2. Honey: This viscous liquid coats the inflamed and irritated mucous membranes along the throat and provides instant relief. It is also known for its antibacterial nature and has good enzymes from the bees, which are known for providing instant relief to both children and adults. The sweet taste makes it further appealing. Adding ground black pepper powder to it further improves the effect, as it clears congestion.
  3. Steam: Cough is often the result of an irritated and inflamed throat mucosa. Inhaling steam is one of the best ways to soothe this mucosa and provide relief. It reduces mucosal inflammation and removes phlegm. Adding a few drops of essential oils like eucalyptus or tea tree oil further improves the effect. These have antibacterial and antiviral properties and so enhance the relief. With boiled water in a vessel, bend over it and cover your head to ensure the steam is inhaled. Be careful to avoid burns, as steam can burn. This can be repeated 4 to 5 times daily until you get sufficient relief.
  4. Ginger and Mint: Another wonder substance is the ginger. To a cup of warm water, add honey, few slices of ginger, and some dried peppermint. This helps by acting as an expectorant and reduces irritation in the throat, which produces cough.
  5. Cough drops or lozenges: If you are in a public space and cannot do the above, try cough drops. Sucking on them can soothe the throat and the constant swallowing of saliva helps relieve the irritation in the throat.
  6. Nasal irrigation: This helps relieve the postnasal congestion and dripping, which often leads to nagging coughs.

These are some simple, effective ways to reduce constant coughing.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Ear Discharge - Can It Be Managed At Home?

DNB (ENT), Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology (DLO), MBBS, SR (ENT)
ENT Specialist, Ahmedabad
Ear Discharge - Can It Be Managed At Home?

Ear discharge may occur due to several reasons. Injury or trauma to the ear canal, a ruptured ear drum or an infection in the middle ear may be the most common causes of ear discharge. Eczema, swimmer’s ear and other skin irritations may also lead to this problem. While there are some simple home remedies to treat this disorder, always consult an ENT specialist if the discharge does not stop after the application of those treatments.

Let us look at some common ways to treat this disorder.

  1. Use gravity: While this method does not treat ear discharge per se, it does help in draining the fluid build-up in the ear. Just lie down on your side keeping the affected ear parallel to the ground. Use your finger to create a vacuum inside your ear and drain the fluid inside it. The finger must be clean. You can also use a cotton wad for this purpose. Another way could be by simply lying on your side with a towel under your ear.
  2. Use a warm compress: This treatment promotes the flow of ear discharge to its outer part, thereby alleviating the pain. Dip a clean piece of cloth in warm water, wring the cloth as much as you can and then place it around your ear for 2-5 minutes. Lie down on your side.
  3. Inhale steam: Inhaling steam, opens up the Eustachian tube, thereby promoting the flow of the trapped ear discharge. Simply mix a little bit of eucalyptus oil with some water, boil the mixture and inhale the steam. Tilt your head to one side so that the fluid drains out. Do this exercise for 5-10 minutes. Cover your head and the water with a towel to prevent the steam from escaping. Repeat this exercise as needed.
  4. Use vinegar and rubbing alcohol mixture: Vinegar and rubbing alcohol have excellent anti-microbial properties. Mix equal parts of white vinegar and rubbing alcohol. Put some drops of the mixture in a dropper. Lie down on your side with the infected ear upwards. Insert some drops of the solution with the dropper in your ear. Wait for 10 minutes and then drain out the ear discharge by tilting the infected ear to the other side. Repeat this exercise twice a day for better results.
  5. Use garlic oil: Crush 2-3 garlic cloves and extract its oil. Use a dropper to put 2-3 drops of this extract into your affected ear. Tilt the head to one side so that the juice settles down. Now hold a dryer next to the infected ear and let the warm air blow inside it. Repeat this exercise twice a day for better results.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Ayurvedic Tips To Survive Air Pollution

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine & Surgery (BAMS), PGCRCDM, PDCR, MBA
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Ayurvedic Tips To Survive Air Pollution

There are herbal preparations, which adsorb pollutants and may also help detoxify the effects." One must wash the skin, hair with neem leaves boiled in the water. It will clear the pollutants stuck to skin and mucosal membrane. If possible, also try to eat three to four leaves at least twice a week. It helps to purify blood and lymphatic tissue.

  • Tulsi (basil) should be planted at every house to absorb the pollution. In addition, one should drink 10-15 ml of tulsi juice as it helps clear pollutants from the respiratory tract
  • Turmeric powder half teaspoon with 1 tablespoon of ghee or honey, should be taken empty stomach in the morning
  • One can put 2 drops of cow ghee in each nostril every day in the morning and at bed time to stay clear from pollutants., "It is important to have two to three teaspoon of homemade ghee daily. It is very much useful to chelate the toxic effects of metals like lead and mercury and does not allow them to accumulate in bones, kidneys and liver.
  • Pippali is one of the super herbs for purifying lungs that enable easy breathing. It's very effective against lung infections due to its rejuvenative properties. A simple way to consume this is ¼ teaspoon Ginger, ¼ teaspoon turmeric and 1/8 teaspoon Pippali powder mixed in 1 tbsp honey and washed down with warm water. This should however be taken for maximum of seven days and not used in infants.
  • Pollution causes imbalance in tridosha and Triphala helps restore the same, thus, bolstering immunity. One tablespoon of Triphala with 1 teaspoon of honey at night is the recommended dosage
  • Drink pomegranate juice as it is known to purify blood and is also a brilliant cardio protective fruit.
  • Dr Piyush Juneja, suggests a daily full-body warm oil massage aka Abhyangam, therefore, acts as a powerful recharger and rejuvenator of mind and body.
  • Luke Coutinho, holistic healing expert recommends taking steam with 5-10 drops of eucalyptus oil or a drop of peppermint oil. This should be done for five minutes twice a day.
  • Dhoop (smoke created in earthen bowl) of Guggulu and Aguru, which are Ayurvedic herbs can be used to prevent dampness in the house, which is a leading cause of allergic cold and breathlessness
  • Eat home cooked, warm food instead of eating out at restaurants. Incorporate herbs like turmeric, cayenne pepper, carom seeds, ginger etc in food. Add some pepper, and basil leaves to your regular cup of chai.
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Home Remedies For Breathing Trouble Due To Pollution

BHMS
Homeopath, Bahadurgarh

As staying indoors is advised, there are a few tips one can follow at home if one feels out of breath or irritation in the throat. Smog can facilitate the spread of viral infections from small throat irritation, so it must not be taken lightly. Try to take a steam with a few drops of eucalyptus oil every day in the evening to relax your air-passages and help your body remove the harmful substances. Also, try to include neem, tulsi, and haldi in your everyday diet to give your body the extra edge it needs to combat the harmful smog.

Stay covered: Wear a mask at all time when you are outdoors. Ensure your eyes, nose, mouth, and ears are covered. While it is not a foolproof method, it certainly limits the amount of toxins we inhale.

Please take vitamin -C, omega fatty acids, tulsi, ginger, lemon, magnesium rich diet, like cashews for omega 3 take Akhrot these foods will help you to reduce the effect of air pollution.

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Table of Content

Eucalyptus
Nutritional Value of Eucalyptus
Health Benefits of Eucalyptus
Follicle Stimulation
Acts as an insect repellent
Relieves cough and congestion
Relaxes sore muscles
Heals wounds
Eases joint pain
Cures respiratory problems
Helps maintain oral hygiene
Stimulates mental health
Treats acne
Uses of Eucalyptus
Side-Effects & Allergies of Eucalyptus
Cultivation of Eucalyptus