Don’t let their cute looks fool you. Koalas may look all cuddly on the outside, but inside they are nothing short of steel when it comes to their diet. The tree-dwelling marsupial, which is closely related to the kangaroo - not the bear - complete with pouch for carrying their young, dines on the leaves of the Eucalyptus Tree. For any other animal, these leaves would be poisonous. But for the Koala, Mother Nature has provided it with microbes in its system to break down the poisons. That means the Koala can diet on Eucalyptus and nap in the trees – two things it does throughout most of the day – and never worry about side effects.
While we humans can’t diet on Eucalyptus, we can enjoy it for its other benefits. The oil of these tall evergreen trees has a range of antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. In fact, many of today’s over-the-counter medicines, especially those for treating to treat coughs and cold, contain eucalyptus,
Eucalyptus oil also is very beneficial in treating muscle pain. Organic Factswrites that massaging eucalyptus oil on the surface of the skin helps to relieve stress and pain among those suffering from rheumatism, lumbago, sprained ligaments and tendons, stiff muscles, aches, fibrosis and even nerve pain.
Muscle pain relief
Since Eucalyptus has a cooling effect when applied to the skin, it is a powerful analgesic. Medical News Todayreferences a study in the American Journal of Medicine and Rehabilitation in which Eucalyptamint was applied on the anterior forearm skin of 10 subjects. The study concluded that Eucalyptamint “produced significant physiologic responses that may be beneficial for pain relief/and or useful to athletes as a passive form of warm-up.”
BIOTONE products with Eucalyptus Oil
Because of its analgesic properties, Eucalyptus Oil is a very desirable ingredient for a number of BIOTONE muscle and joint pain relieving massage products, including
Muscle & Joint Relief Therapeutic Massage Creme: This revolutionary therapeutic creme utilizes naturally healing ingredients to provide the ultimate massage for clients with sore joints and aching muscles. It contains the ground-breaking ingredient Glucosamine which has been associated with the support of healthy tissue and joints.
Muscle & Joint Therapeutic Gel Massage Gel: This gel is ideal for sore joints and aching muscles. Helps to promote joint wellness and give soothing relief to strains, sprains and other injuries. Smooth, even glide without a greasy feel.
Polar Lotion: Made with 6% menthol for deep-cooling, fast-acting pain relief. Nothing soothes as quickly or as thoroughly as Polar Lotion - a new therapeutic lotion that brings long-lasting, deep-cooling relief to massage. Fast-penetrating, it immediately quiets aching, inflamed, or sore areas to bring overall comfort. Ideal for sports training, physical therapy, or combined with a stretching program.