The "Beneficial" Eucalyptus that Relieves Muscle Pain and Facilitates Breathing

The "Beneficial" Eucalyptus that Relieves Muscle Pain and Facilitates Breathing

In the great "fan" of beneficial ingredients of nature, the eucalyptus plant holds a prominent place. This aromatic and valuable tree, which belongs to the Myrtaceae family, has impressive properties that can help in a wide range of therapeutic needs, especially in relieving muscle pain and facilitating breathing.

Eucalyptus: A Gift from Australia

Eucalyptus, the characteristic tree of Australian forests, is a versatile plant. The distillation of its leaves results in a powerful essential oil, which contains, among others, the ingredient eucalyptol and which has multiple beneficial properties for our health.

What are the beneficial properties of eucalyptus?

Relief from muscle pain

Eucalyptus has been shown to provide relief from muscle pain, and this can be especially helpful for those who are physically stressed in their daily lives.


Ease breathing and relieve cold symptoms

Traditionally, eucalyptus is used as a natural way to treat inflammation of the respiratory system, symptoms of the common cold, such as sore throat, cough, nasal congestion, and asthma. Some anti-inflammatory compounds in eucalyptus, such as cineol and limonene, appear to act as painkillers, so eucalyptus oil is considered a promising means of reducing pain.

Inhalations of eucalyptus leaf infusion or rubbing a few drops of essential oil blended with a carrier oil onto the chest are usually two effective ways to relieve the unpleasant symptoms of the common cold.


It is rich in antioxidants

The infusion resulting from the dried leaves of eucalyptus is an excellent source of antioxidant compounds, mainly flavonoids, such as luteolin, kaempferol, quercetin and catechins, which offer protection against oxidative stress and the damage it can cause.


Protects the skin

The topical use of eucalyptus extract has been observed by studies to enhance the production of skin ceramides, which are responsible for protecting the epidermal barrier and maintaining skin moisture.

Thus, it is common to use eucalyptus for wound healing and epidermal burns, soothing dry skin, as well as a component of several hair and skin care products.


Promotes relaxation

Inhalations of eucalyptus oil seem to help relax and relieve stress.


Keeps teeth healthy

Eucalyptus is often a component of oral hygiene products and this is due to its high content of compounds that act against several bacteria, which cause tooth decay and gum disease.


Regulates sugar levels

Although the antidiabetic action of eucalyptus has not been studied in depth, it seems that it may be an important means of regulating blood sugar levels.




Organic muscle pain relief recipe

The RELAXING BODY BALM of the Athonites’ Wellness Line  is a guaranteed organic recipe against muscle pain. This body balm is ideal for relieving tired and overworked muscles. It offers an immediate feeling of soothing and relaxes the muscles while limiting the feeling of soreness giving energy and well-being.

Its "secret" is a combination of organic extract and eucalyptus essential oil with organic peppermint extract and menthol.

It is based on healing plants and herbs from Mount Athos while its content in ingredients of natural origin reaches 96.7%. It contains instead of water an aqueous infusion of 5 certified organic and wild harvested herbs in combination with eucalyptus, mint, rosemary, lavender, menthol and capsaicin.

How to use it

For relief from muscle pain

Massage gently 2-3 times a day or as needed.

Tip for athletes: ideal for use during warm-ups and after intense exercise.

For common cold symptoms

Apply and rub a small amount to the chest area to facilitate breathing during sleep.

In case of nasal congestion, apply near the nose with a cotton bud and take a deep breath.

For headache relief apply a small amount on your fingertips and then massage the forehead and both temples.