COMMON NAME: Eucalyptus
OTHER NAME: Blue gum
BOTANICAL NAME: Eucalyptus globulus Labill
PLANT FAMILY: Myrtaceae
OVERVIEW: An essential oil from the fresh or dried leaves is used as a flavouring in sweets, baked goods, ice cream etc
INTRODUCTION: Eucalyptus globulus is an aromatic tree. Commonly attains a height of 150-180 ft. and a diameter of 4-7 ft. It has a straight trunk up to two-thirds of its total height and a well-developed crown.
PHYTOCONSTITUENTS: The major volatile oil in eucalyptus leaf is eucalyptol, also known as 1,8-cineol. This compound is found in many other herbs in concentrations of 1 to 5%, but makes up about 70% of eucalyptus oil.
PARTS USED: Dried Leaves.
PRECAUTIONS: None known.
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