Eucalyptus has long been used in medicine. The plant has anti-inflammatory and soothing properties, the infusion of its leaves is used for bronchitis, asthma and diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. Eucalyptus oil is also used for inhalation.
Eucalyptus branches can be hung under the shower head. The essential oils that the plant secretes are mixed with the steam from the hot water - this "aromatherapy" helps to fight a stuffy nose due to colds or allergies, experts say. In addition, according to some studies, eucalyptus has a relaxing effect, as well as a long warm shower, writes Cosmopolitan.
Breathing in the vapor with eucalyptus is beneficial for respiratory ailments such as bronchitis or sinus infections, experts say. According to them, the plant can relieve headaches - if you breathe in the oil for 30 minutes.
Also, the "eucalyptus" shower invigorates well: essential oil expands the airways and improves the flow of oxygenated blood to organs, including the brain, doctors explain. Finally, the plant's eucalyptol is used to relieve asthma symptoms, so a shower would be beneficial for people with the condition, experts say.
Earlier, "Profile" wrote how to quickly get rid of a cough after a cold. Doctors have advised using eucalyptus essential oil with a steam bath. This method removes cough-inducing mucus and moisturizes the nasal and respiratory tract.