Fights Colds And Flu
The flu and common cold are conditions brought on by viral infections. They produce bothersome symptoms such as a runny nose, sore throat, headaches, and muscle aches. With its anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties, eucalyptus oil can be helpful for treating symptoms. A common practice is mixing few drops of eucalyptus oil into a bowl with hot water and inhaling the steam with a towel over the head. Steam inhalation can also be tried in the shower. Just spray some oil onto the shower floor or wall and breathe in the steam from the running water. This can help clear away excessive mucus production in the nasal cavity. In addition, eucalyptus can stimulate the production of antibodies from the immune system to fight off agents causing the illness.