Can Eucalyptus oil kill virus?

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What is Eucalyptus oil?

Eucalyptus oil is the extract from the leaf of Eucalyptus a family native to Australia, with a wide application into pharmaceutical, industrial, beauty and food industries. Described as a liquid with a penetrating, camphoraceous, woody-sweet scent.

Eucalyptus oil is known as a natural antiseptic with properties in killing cough, cold and flu virus. This is why some business advertise this oil as an potential candidate for killing coronavirus.

History of Eucalyptus oil

The story of Eucalyptus oil started in 1788 founded by the First Fleet, having similar properties to peppermint. The eucalyptus plant was nick named “Sydney Peppermint”. A sample of the plant is then brought back to England and it was reported to be “much more efficacious in removing cholicky complains than that of the oil obtained from the well known English peppermint, being less pungent and more aromatic” You could read most about the history of Eucalyptus oil.

How to use Eucalyptus oil

Australian Aboriginals used eucalyptus as a natural remedy against wounds, infections, aches, and colds, cough and flu. Its properties is useful at this junction when cronovirus is a world wide epidemic. Believe me, you will not want to visit a doctor for flu or cough (in case people around might mistake you as a cronovirus carrier).

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We recommend Chop Wah On Eucalyptus Embrocation (Eucalyptus embrocation is an optimum blend of eucalyptus oil) for its quality and efficacy.

You might want to consider the alternative use;

  1. Clear your sinuses
  2. Relieves sore muscles and joint pain
  3. Refresh your breath
  4. Alleviates headache
  5. keeps insects away

Does Eucalyptus oil kill virus

Eucalyptus oil contributed to mankind as a potential cure during Spanish flu in 1918. It is believed that its properties in treating flu creates a global surge of demand. I have attached copies of advertisement from the newspaper from that era. (you might want to know that eucalyptus oil is one of the active ingredient in Vick’s vapourub)

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This is why many people still find this product relevant today in the fight against coronavirus. Indeed, eucalyptus oil have antivirual properties but there is no evidence to suggest that it can kill coronavirus.

Side effect for Eucalyptus oil

Study suggest that diabetic should avoid Eucalyptus oil because, it could lower blood sugar.

If taken in small amount, but it should not be encourage to be applied directly without first diluting it. Always check the prescription the correct amount. It might cause the following symptoms; stomach pain and burning, dizziness, muscle weakness, small eye pupils, feelings of suffocation, and some others.

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