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Eucalyptol is especially useful in topicals because it promotes the absorption of substances applied to the skin. For pain, eucalyptol-infused cream or oil offers a cooling sensation, localized anesthesia and increased circulation. Eucalyptol is also an anti-fungal and antimicrobial. Eucalyptol from turmeric has antibacterial properties that fight off a variety of skin fungi.
Eucalyptol is an effective bio-insecticide. Beekeepers often use eucalyptol as a safe and chemical-free method to rid hives of honeybee mites. Best of all, eucalyptol can be used as a mosquito repellent! Not only does it make the bugs go away, it keeps them away by preventing them from feeding and laying eggs.
Eucalyptol is often found in lozenges, cough syrups and vapor rubs. The fresh leaves of herbs with eucalyptol can be made into a tea. If you have a common cold or sore throat, the tea may help clear your airways and provide relief from congestion.