Eucalyptus Blue Gum

Botanical Name Eucalyptus globulus  
Botanical family Myrtaceae 
Origin Spain 
Method Complete distillation by steam distillation and rectification by successive distillation 
Plant part Sheets 
Note Top 
Appearance limpid mobile liquid. May disturb slightly. 
Color Colorless to very pale yellow 
Odor fresh, characteristic of eucalyptol (1,8-cineole) 
Biochemical composition of the essential oil Oxides (75–85%): 1,8-cineole 
Sesquiterpenols (10%): globulol, ledol  
Sesquiterpenes (10%): aromadendrene  
Monoterpenes (5–10%): pinenes  
Therapeutic properties  Anticatarrhal, expectorant ++++  
Atmospheric antiseptic ++  
Antiviral ++ 
Anthelmintic ++ 
Antifungal ++ 
Antibacterial ++ 
Main therapeutic indications  Bronchitis, asthmatic bronchitis, bronchopneumonia ++
Otitis, sinusitis, nasopharyngitis ++ 
Influenza, catarrh, colds ++ 
Infectious dermatosis ++ 
Parasitic infections of the skin and intestines ++ 
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