Dhakad AK, Pandey VV, Beg S, Rawat JM
Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 2017
The genus Eucalyptus L’Heritier comprises about 900 species, of which more than 300 species contain volatile essential oil in their leaves. About 20 species, within these, have a high content of 1,8-cineole (more than 70 %), commercially used for the production of essential oils in pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries. However, Eucalyptus is extensively planted for pulp, plywood, solid wood production but its leaf aromatic oil has astounding widespread biological activities including antimicrobial, antiseptic, antioxidant, chemotherapy agent, respiratory and gastrointestinal disorders treatment, wound healing, and insecticidal/insect repellent, herbicidal, acaricidal, nematicidal, and perfumes, soap making and grease remover. In the present review, we have made an attempt to congregate the biological ingredients of leaf essential oil, leaf oil as a natural medicine, pharmacological and toxicological values of the leaf oil of different Eucalyptus species worldwide.
Dhakad AK, Pandey VV, Beg S et al. Biological, medicinal and toxicological significance of Eucalyptus leaf essential oil: a review. J Sci Food Agric. 2017 Jul 31. doi: 10.1002/jsfa.8600.