Eucalyptus Oil

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Name: Eucalyptus
Species: Eucaluptus globulus Labill., fam. Myrtaceae
Part: Leaf
Country: Australia
Traditional uses: cuts, sores, arthritis, muscular aches, rheumatism, sprains, bronchitis, coughs, colds, flu, headaches, burns, asthma, mental exhaustion, etc.
Thought to be: antiseptic, antirheumatic, antiviral, antispasmatic, expectorant, paraciticide, diuretic, decongestant, stimulant, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, vermifuge (expels intestinal worms)

Cautions and Interactions
Diabetes: Early research suggests eucalyptus leaf might lower blood sugar. There is concern that using eucalyptus while taking medications for diabetes might lower blood sugar too much. Blood sugar levels should be monitored closely.
Surgery: Since eucalyptus might affect blood sugar levels, there is concern that it might make blood sugar control difficult during and after surgery. Stop using eucalyptus at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery
Interactions: Medications that are changed by the liver should not be taken with Eucalyptus. These include: amitriptyline (Elavil), haloperidol (Haldol), ondansetron (Zofran), propranolol (Inderal), theophylline (Theo-Dur, others), verapamil (Calan, Isoptin, omeprazole (Prilosec), lansoprazole (Prevacid), and pantoprazole (Protonix), diazepam (Valium), carisoprodol (Soma), nelfinavir (Viracept), diclofenac (Cataflam, Voltaren), ibuprofen (Motrin), meloxicam (Mobic), and piroxicam (Feldene); celecoxib (Celebrex); amitriptyline (Elavil); warfarin (Coumadin); glipizide (Glucotrol); losartan (Cozaar); lovastatin (Mevacor), ketoconazole (Nizoral), itraconazole (Sporanox), fexofenadine (Allegra), triazolam (Halcion),
Ways to use:
  • Massage oil: 2.5-5% dilution 15-20 drops per 30mL of carrier oil such as fractionated coconut, sunflower, etc.
  • Diffuser: 5-6 drops in water
  • Bath: add 2-12 drops into tsp of honey or carrier oil. Optionally mix with epsom or Dead Sea salt and add to bath water.
  • Lotion or shampoo: add 5-6 drops per 30mL of unscented base/lotion

Components (can change from batch to batch. Ask if you need current GC/MS analysis):

  • 1,8-Cineole (86.57%)
  • para-Cymene (2.70%)
  • alpha-Pinene (2.56%)
  • Limonene (0.43%)
  • Geraniol (0.17%)
  • Camphene (0.12%)
  • beta-Pinene (0.05%)
  • Myrcene (0.02%)

Blends well with: Thyme, Rosemary, Lavender, Fir, Lemon, Peppermint, Cedarwood, and Frankincense

View Essential Oil FAQ, Contraindications, and other information HERE.

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  •  Chemical composition, antioxidant and antifungal potential of Melaleuca alternifolia (Tea Tree) and Eucalyptus globulus essential oils against oral Candida … E Noumi, M Snoussi, H Hajlaoui, N Trabelsi… – J Med Plant …, 2011 –
  • Inhibitory activity of 1, 8-cineol (eucalyptol) on cytokine production in cultured human lymphocytes and monocytes UR Juergens, T Engelen, K Racké, M Stöbe- Pulmonary 2004 (reduce exacerbations in asthma, sinusitis and COPD)
  • Anti-inflammatory activity of 1.8-cineol (eucalyptol) in bronchial asthma: a double-blind placebo-controlled trial UR Juergens, U Dethlefsen, G Steinkamp… – Respiratory …, 2003
  • Eucalyptus essential oil as a natural pesticide DR Batish, HP Singh, RK Kohli, S Kaur – Forest Ecology and Management, 2008 – Elsevier
  • Antifungal activity and gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry (GC-MS) leaf oil analysis of essential oilsextracted from Eucalyptus globulus (Myrtaceae) Elhoussine derwich, Zineb Benziane, Rachida Chabir and Amina Bouseta
  • Effect of eucalyptus essential oil on respiratory bacteria and viruses C Cermelli, A Fabio, G Fabio, P Quaglio – Current microbiology, 2008 – Springer
  • Chemical composition of 8 eucalyptus species’ essential oils and the evaluation of their antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral activities Ameur Elaissi1*, Zyed Rouis2, Nabil Abid Ben Salem2, Samia Mabrouk5, Youssef ben Salem3, Karima Bel Haj Salah2,
    Mahjoub Aouni2, Farhat Farhat4, Rachid Chemli1, Fethia Harzallah-Skhiri5 and Mohamed Larbi Khouj
  • Essential oils of aromatic plants with antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, and cytotoxic properties–an overview J Reichling, P Schnitzler, U Suschke… – Forschende …, 2009 –
  • Antibacterial activity of leaf essential oils of Eucalyptus globulus and Eucalyptus camaldulensis BR Ghalem, B Mohamed – African journal of Pharmacy and …, 2008 –
  • Antimicrobial effect of essential oil isolated from Eucalyptus globulus Labill. from Montenegro. T Đakov – Czech Journal of Food Sciences, 2011 –
  • Screening for inhibitory activity of essential oils on selected bacteria, fungi and viruses – SC Chao, DG Young, CJ Oberg – Journal of Essential Oil Research, 2000 – Taylor & Francis
  • Intestinal permeability of antivirus constituents from the fruits of Eucalyptus globulus Labill. in Caco-2 Cell Model X Yang, Q Guo, Y Wang, W Xu, L Tian, X Tian – Bioorganic & medicinal …, 2007 (intestinal epithelial cancer)
  • Antihyperglycemic actions of Eucalyptus globulus (Eucalyptus) are associated with pancreatic and extra-pancreatic effects in mice AM Gray, PR Flatt – The journal of nutrition, 1998 – Am Soc Nutrition
  • Effect of eucalyptus extract chewing gum on periodontal health: a double-masked, randomized trial H Nagata, Y Inagaki, M Tanaka… – Journal of …, 2008 – Am Acad Periodontology
  • Hypolipidemic effects of alcoholic extract of eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus Labill.) leaves on diabetic and non-diabetic rats A Eidi, M Eidi, MH Givianrad… – Journal of Diabetes & …, 2009 –
  • The treatment of respiratory ailments with essential oils of some aromatic medicinal plants. Y Rakover, E Ben-Arye, LH Goldstein – Harefuah, 2008 –
  • Anti-helicobacter pylori activities of shoya powder and essential oils of thymus vulgaris and eucalyptus globulus D Esmaeili, AM Mobarez… – The open microbiology …, 2012 –

Additional information

Weight55 g
Dimensions2.8 × 2.8 × 6.7 cm


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