There are times when one may lose all hope in trying to cope with an older person because they are coughing or seem to always have cold or flu like symtoms that never seem to cease especially in the winter months, or when the temperature is below 50 degrees or so. The easiest way and of course cheapest approach to survive old age is to move to a hot climate because cold weather does not do a body any good. Older adults who continue to live in states known for horrible winter weather, need more protection from the elements and people around them especially with regards to infection. It is very exhausting in talking to an older person about health issues because, honestly they don't get the message; that they are not the same person that they once were. They can't play stick ball or churn butter like they used to. Older people may only be able to cheer from the sidelines and go to a nearby store. That's life! They should be thankful for that because they can afford a car to do so and have enough money to get senior discount tickets to go places! True, younger people may be able to survive the cold, but they have no money to go anywhere in it. So they live, hopefully indoors with their parents.
Older adults get into the regimen of taking their medications that are prescribed to them by their doctors. When it is suggested that another remedy should be considered for that nagging cough, sore throat, fever or ill feeling, all you may hear is; "I can't take anything else because I have diabetes! My medications may cause a problem." Eucalyptus oil can help reduce glucose levels and help with that sore throat, cold, flu and other ailments. It is almost impossible to avoid germs, especially in hospitals, subways, physician's office or an office where one has a job even if at home. No desk is needed usually, because you end up waiting hand and foot on people. Eucalyptus oil should be a remedy of consideration when attempting to rid places of germs and bacteria. Hospitals and physician's offices are known for germs that spread from person to person and exist on eg. door knobs ect.; Eucalyptus oil should be used to control germs in places frequented by people and those who are ill. Patients are in the hospital for one thing and end up sick with another due to the spread of bacteria. Gram positive bacteria-staphylococcus aureus causes endocarditis, toxic shock syndrome, food poisoning and infections after an operation. Gram negative bacteria-Escherichia coli causes coleocystis and lower urinary tract infections have necessitated a need to use Eucalyptus oil as an antibacterial to rid one of diseases that occur when antibiotics are resistant to them.
Raking leaves may not be your thing anymore. But, you can make your health butter smooth again or just like your old self by using the leaves of the Eucalyptus!