Respiratory System

Through the respiratory system we inhale oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide.  Essential oils can be inhaled or used topically to help this system.  Oils that are beneficial to the respiratory system include:

Eucalyptus Oil

Latin: Eucalyptus globulus, Eucalyptus radiata, Eucalyptus dives, Eucalyptus citriodora

Function

  • muscle pain
  • headache
  • decongestant
  • insect repellant
  • helps colds and flu

Properties

  • expectorant
  • anti-viral
  • anti-bacterial
  • antiseptic
  • astringent
  • sedative

Eucalyptus globulus is the most prevalent while radiata has stronger anti-viral and expectorant properties.  Eucalyptus dives can be used on the skin and citriodora is calming and soothing.