Vaping eucalyptus: 4 studies showing its magical healing properties
In our ongoing series regarding dry herbal vaping, the medicinal value of the evergreen plant eucalyptus should not go unnoticed. This sweet-smelling tree is native to Australia and is well-documented to be a highly effective antibacterial. In fact, ancient cultures would often rub the gooey, liquid from inside its leaves to speed the healing of wounds, rashes, and other afflictions of the skin.
In more recent years, scientists have further discovered that eucalyptus-infused mouthwashes and toothpastes can help fight oral bacteria that can cause cavities, gum disease, tooth decay, periodontitis, and even mouth cancer. The 2008 study entitled Effect of eucalyptus extract chewing gum on periodontal health: a double-masked, randomized trial supports these claims.
Vaping eucalyptus for colds and flu
A 2016 study entitled Antibacterial effects of Eucalyptus globulus leaf extract on pathogenic bacteria isolated from specimens of patients with respiratory tract disorders indicates that eucalyptus oil may produce antibacterial effects on the pathogenic bacteria of the upper respiratory tract. Testing has shown that it can essentially kill airborne bacteria like streptococcus and haemophilus influenzae, among others.
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These miraculous properties make vaping eucalyptus oil an effective holistic remedy for overcoming occasional bouts with the common cold, flu, and a sore throat. Vaping eucalyptus oil can also help cure sinusitis by loosening the nasty phlegm much like Vick’s Vapor Rub. It has also proven to help patients suffering from certain smoking-related respiratory diseases like emphysema and bronchitis.
Vaping eucalyptus for pain relief
As far back as 1991, researchers discovered that topically applied eucalyptus oil is often a highly effective pain reliever for patients suffering from arthritis, muscle spasms, joint pains, muscle sprains, and even backaches. Many vapers have also found the same medicinal benefits when vaping eucalyptus oil, too. The 1991 findings are published in a peer-reviewed study entitled Effects of a topically applied counterirritant (Eucalyptamint) on cutaneous blood flow and on skin and muscle temperatures. A placebo-controlled study.
Vaping eucalyptus to boost immune system
Another scientific study published in BMC Immunology suggests that eucalyptus oil may help boost the immune system, lower blood pressure in diabetes patients, and may even reduce or prevent symptoms related to bladder disease. However, holistic practitioners usually warn aspiring vapers to be wary of vaping pure 100% eucalyptus oil without first diluting it to between 1 to 5 percent prior to vaping. This highly potent antibacterial can produce skin irritations if handled improperly and can easily result in a burning sensation if the substance gets too close to the eyes.
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