Accession Number: pdtdbp00018

Details of the Plant

Plant Name : Eucalyptus
Alternative Names : Aetheroleum Eucalypti, Cineole, Oleum Eucalypti, Essence of Eucalyptus Rectifiee, Australian Fever Tree Leaf, Blue Gum, Eucalyptol, Fever Tree, Gum Tree, Red Gum, Stringy Bark Tree, நீலகிரித்தைலமரம், கற்பூரத்தைலமரம்
Scientific Name : Eucalyptus
Medicinal Parts : Leaf, Bark
Plant Category : Herb
2° Metabolites (26/30) :
Phytochemical IDs : pdtdbl00124, pdtdbl00050, pdtdbl00121, pdtdbl00148, pdtdbl00149, pdtdbl00070, pdtdbl00053, pdtdbl00120, pdtdbl00099, pdtdbl00055, pdtdbl00220, pdtdbl00089, pdtdbl00123, pdtdbl00147, pdtdbl00153, pdtdbl00081, pdtdbl00154, pdtdbl00150, pdtdbl00155, pdtdbl00151, pdtdbl00158, pdtdbl00038, pdtdbl00156, pdtdbl00157, pdtdbl00064, pdtdbl00152
Plant Description :

Eucalyptus leaf is used for infections, fever, upset stomach, and to help loosen coughs. The leaf is also used for treating respiratory tract infections, whooping cough, asthma, pulmonary tuberculosis, osteoarthritis, joint pain (rheumatism), acne, wounds, poorly healing ulcers, burns, bacterial dysentery, ringworms, liver and gallbladder problems, loss of appetite, and cancer.

The exact chemical composition of an oil depends on the particular species from which it was extracted. Eucalyptus oil should not be taken by mouth or applied to the skin full-strength. It must be diluted for safety. The diluted oil is taken by mouth for pain and swelling (inflammation) of respiratory tract mucous membranes, coughs, bronchitis, sinus pain and inflammation, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and respiratory infections. It is also used as an expectorant to loosen coughs, antiseptic, fever reducer, and in vaporizer fluids. Other uses include treatment of wounds, burns, ulcers, and cancer.

Diluted eucalyptus oil is applied directly to the skin for pain and swelling of respiratory tract mucous membranes, joint pain, genital herpes, and nasal stuffiness. It is also used as an insect repellent.

In dentistry, eucalyptus oil is included in products used as sealers and solvents for root canal fillings.

In foods, dried eucalyptus leaf is used as a flavoring agent.

In manufacturing, eucalyptus oil is used as a fragrance in perfumes and cosmetics. It is also used as a mouthwash, antiseptic, liniment and ointment, and in toothpaste, cough drops, and lozenges.

Plant Keywords : Eucalyptus, Aetheroleum Eucalypti, Cineole, Oleum Eucalypti, Essence of Eucalyptus Rectifiee, Australian Fever Tree Leaf, Blue Gum, Eucalyptol, Fever Tree, Gum Tree, Red Gum, Stringy Bark Tree, நீலகிரித்தைலமரம், கற்பூரத்தைலமரம்
Plant References :
  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eucalyptus
  2. http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-700-EUCALYPTUS.aspx?activeIngredientId=700&activeIngredientName=EUCALYPTUS&source=2
Eucalyptus

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