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Essential Oil Details

Essential Name
: Eucalyptus globulus essential oil
Plant Name
: Southern blue-gum
Plant Variety Name
: NA
Plant Tissue Name
: Leaf

Introduction

he health benefits of eucalyptus oil are well-known and wide ranging, and its properties include anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, decongestant, deodorant, antiseptic, antibacterial, stimulating, and other medicinal qualities. Eucalyptus essential oil is colorless and has a distinctive taste and odor.

Other Details

Though eucalyptus essential oil has most of the properties of a typical volatile oil, it’s not very popular as an aromatherapy oil because little was known about it until recent centuries, rather than the more ancient aromatherapy substances. The numerous health benefits of eucalyptus oil have attracted the attention of the entire world, and it has stimulated a great deal of exploration into its usage in aromatherapy as well as in conventional medicine.

Reference

1. Cornwell, Charles P., and Erich V. Lassak. "Camphor in commercial and potentially commercial oils of eucalyptus species and other myrtaceae." Journal of Essential Oil Research 22.1 (2010): 59-65.

2. Harkenthal, M., et al. "Comparative study on the in vitro antibacterial activity of Australian tea tree oil, cajuput oil, niaouli oil, manuka oil, kanuka oil, and eucalyptus oil." Die Pharmazie 54.6 (1999): 460-463.

Major Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
11,8-Cineole 86.0

Minor Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Gamma-Terpinene 2.7
2Limonene 2.1
3Alpha- Pinene 1.8
4Alpha-Terpineol 1.2
5P-Cymene 1.7
6Terpinen-4-Ol 0.3
7Terpinolene 0.2
8(E)-Beta-Ocimene 0.1
9Alpha-Terpinene 0.2
10Beta-Pinene 0.4
11Linalool 0.1
12Myrcene 0.7

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