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The effects of Eucalyptus oils

Eucalyptus oil is the generic name for distilled oil from the leaf of Eucalyptus, a genus of the plant family Myrtaceae native to Australia and cultivated worldwide. Eucalyptus oil has a history of wide application, as a pharmaceutical, antiseptic, repellent, flavouring, fragrance and industrial uses. The leaves of selected Eucalyptus species are steam distilled to extract eucalyptus oil.
Types and production
Eucalyptus oils in the trade are categorized into three broad types according to their composition and main end-use: medicinal, perfumery and industrial.Global production is dominated by Eucalyptus globulus. However, Eucalyptus kochii and Eucalyptus polybractea have the highest cineole content, ranging from 80-95%.The British Pharmacopoeia states that the oil must have a minimum cineole content of 70% if it is pharmaceutical grade.
Main Uses:
1.Repellent and biopesticide.
2.Medicinal and antiseptic: Eucalyptus oil has antibacterial effects on pathogenic bacteria in the respiratory tract.Inhaled eucalyptus oil vapor is a decongestant and treatment for bronchitis
3.Flavouring: Eucalyptus oil is used as a flavouring at low levels (0.002%) in various products, including baked goods, confectionery, meat products and beverages.
4.Fragrance:It usually is added in soaps, detergents, lotions and perfumes.
Safety and toxicity
If consumed internally at low dosage as a flavouring component or in pharmaceutical products at the recommended rate, cineole-based 'oil of eucalyptus' is safe for adults.

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