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Eucalyptus Oil



FormulaMI NumberCAS NumberC.I.Number
6726


MI: Merck Index Number
CAS: Chemical Abstract Service Registry Number
C.I.: Chemical Index Number


Background

Eucalyptus oil is the volatile oil from fresh leaves of Eucalyptus globulus and some other species of Eucalyptus, Myrtaceae. The chief consituent is 70-80% cineole (eucalyptol), a-pinene, phellandrene, terpineol, citronellal, geranyl acetates, eudesmol, eudesmyl acetate, and piperitone.




Synonyms

Eucalyptus oil
Dinkum oil


Uses

Inhalant
Insect repellant
Expectorant
Antihelmintic
Local antiseptic
Rubefacient


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Unusual Reactions




References

1. Vidal, C. and N. Cabeza, Contact urticaria due to eucalyptus pollen. Contact Dermatitis, 1992. 26(4): p. 265.
2. Lovell, C.R., Plants and the Skin. 1993, London: Blackwell Scientific Publications.



This information originates from 


Trey Truett, MD

truettap@ctrvax.vanderbilt.edu
.