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Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus)

Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus)

(Eucalyptus globulus)

Use(s) or Purpose(s)

  • Used for infections, fever, dyspepsia, and as an expectorant for coughs.
  • Treating respiratory tract infections, whooping cough, asthma, pulmonary tuberculosis, osteoarthritis, rheumatism, acne, wounds, poorly healing ulcers, burns, bacterial dysentery, ringworms, liver and gallbladder complaints, loss of appetite, stomatitis, bleeding gums, bladder diseases, gonorrhea, flu, swine flu, diabetes, neuralgia, and cancer.
  • Eucalyptus oil is used for inflammation of respiratory tract mucous membranes, coughs, bronchitis, sinusitis, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and respiratory infections. It is also used as an expectorant, antiseptic, antipyretic, and in vaporizer fluids.
  • Used for inflammation of respiratory tract mucous membranes, rheumatic complaints, rheumatoid arthritis, athletic performance, genital herpes, and nasal stuffiness. It is also used as an insect repellent.

Risks Information

Caution(s) and Warning(s)
When the undiluted oil is used topically. Prolonged or widespread exposure has caused neurotoxicity.
When the undiluted oil is ingested orally. Ingesting 3.5 mL of undiluted oil can be fatal.
There is insufficient reliable information available about the safety of eucalyptus leaf in medicinal amounts; avoid using.
CHILDREN : When used topically in infants and young children because it can cause neurotoxicity...when the oil is used orally. There is insufficient reliable information available about the safety of eucalyptus leaf in medicinal amounts; avoid using.

Contraindication(s)
BLOOD GLUCOSE: Preliminary research suggests eucalyptus leaf might have hypoglycemic activity and theoretically might lower blood glucose and test results.
DIABETES: Preliminary research suggests eucalyptus leaf might have hypoglycemic activity and theoretically might have additive effects when used with antidiabetes drugs. This might increase the risk of hypoglycemia in some patients. Monitor blood glucose levels closely.
SURGERY: Eucalyptus might affect blood glucose levels. Theoretically, eucalyptus might interfere with blood glucose control during and after surgical procedures. Tell patients to discontinue eucalyptus at least 2 weeks before elective surgical procedures.

Known Adverse Reaction(s)
Orally, eucalyptus leaf theoretically might cause gastrointestinal effects. Oral use of eucalyptus oil can cause nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Signs of eucalyptus oil poisoning include central nervous system depression, shallow respiration, rapid pulse, coma, and death. The ingestion of 3.5 mL of the oil can be fatal to adults.
Topically, prolonged exposure or large amounts of eucalyptus oil can cause agitation, drowsiness, slurred speech, ataxia, muscle weakness, and seizures. The risk of toxicity may be greater in children. Eucalyptus pollen can cause contact dermatitis in sensitive people.

 

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References :
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database. http://naturaldatabase.therapeuticresearch.com
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