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Why Do People Use Eucalyptus?
Orally - The oral preparations of Eucalyptus globules (Eucalyptus), like eucalyptus powder, are useful for the treatment of a number of conditions like fever, infections, as an expectorant for coughs and for dyspepsia issues. Eucalyptus powder may also be useful for the treatment of flu, for curing respiratory infections, for gonorrhea, osteoarthritis, whooping cough, pulmonary tuberculosis, acne treatment, rheumatism, poorly healing ulcers, diabetes, wounds, burns issues, for gallbladder and liver complaints, asthma, ringworms, bacterial dysentery, stomatitis, loss of appetite, bladder diseases, for bleeding gums, swine flu, for curing cancer, neuralgia, bronchitis, coughs, asthma and also for sinusitis.
Topically - The topical preparations of Eucalyptus globules are useful for the treatment of rheumatic complaints, utilized for inflammation of respiratory tract, rheumatoid arthritis, genital herpes, to enhance athletic performance, for nasal stuffiness and as an insect repellent.
Dentistry - In dentistry, eucalyptus and its preparations, like eucalyptus powder and eucalyptus oil, are used as solvents and sealers for root canal filling.
Manufacturing - Eucalyptus herb is also used for manufacturing purposes. Eucalyptus is used as fragrance ingredient in cosmetics and perfumes, in antiseptic, mouthwash, in toothpaste, ointment and liniment, lozenges and for cough drops.
Is It Safe To Use?
Possibly safe - Eucalyptus powder is possibly safe when used in amounts generally found in food items. Eucalyptus globules has attained Generally Recognized As Safe status (GRAS) for use in food items in the United States. Moreover, eucalyptus oil may be safe to use as long as it is used orally in appropriate doses. Orally, eucalyptus powder is safe when used for as much as 12 weeks.
Possibly Unsafe - Eucalyptus is possibly unsafe when topically, especially when its oil is used in undiluted forms. Its overdose or prolonged exposure may cause serious complications like central nervous system toxicity. Oral intake of as much as 3.5 mL of undiluted oil is also reported to be unsafe in many cases. The safety of Eucalyptus globules in medicines is still questionable. Therefore, drugs containing eucalyptus should be avoided till further research.
Possibly Unsafe for Infants and Young Children - Due to neurotoxic potential of eucalyptus, it may be unsafe for infants and young children. Therefore, eucalyptus oil should be avoided because there is lack of reliable information about its safety.
How Effective Is Eucalyptus?
Eucalyptus powder maybe effective for following conditions, but the data available in this regard is insufficient and inconclusive.
Asthma - According to some clinical experiments, eucalyptus oil possesses mucolytic characteristics. When eucalyptus is utilized orally it may lessen oral steroids intake in asthma patients. There are still more confirmations required about its effectiveness.
How Eucalyptus Works?
The most effective parts of Eucalyptus globules are its leaves and oil derived from these leaves. Extracts of eucalyptus leaf appear to have antifungal and antimicrobial effects.
A water extract of eucalyptus leaves seems to have hypoglycemic effects. Initial studies also confirm that it builds insulin emission and increase the uptake of glucose by gut and muscles. Another study has demonstrated that eucalyptus leaf could diminish the level of basal glucose in animal models of diabetes. Eucalyptus powder may also help lessen polydipsia related with hyperglycemia.
Oil of eucalyptus, which is produced by using the eucalyptus branches and leaves, contains 60%- 90% eucalyptol. Eucalyptol seems to have anti-inflammatory and analgesic impacts on human body. Clinical experiments recommend that eucalyptol may suppress the production of arachidonic acid and may help decrease pain level. It may also repress the cyclooxygenase pathway. It also appears to repress cytokines production, which may affect inflammation producing chemicals like tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha, thromboxane B2, leukotriene B4 and interleukin (IL)-1beta. Extract of eucalyptus leaf also seem to have anti-inflammatory effects. This reaction is the main reason for its usage in asthma.
Oil of eucalyptus further contains cineole, which can result in seizures when taken in high amounts. Eucalyptus oil and eucalyptus powder also contain exceptionally lethal hydrocyanic acid.
What Are The Side Effects /Adverse Reactions of Eucalyptus?
Oral - Leaf extract of Eucalyptus globules may be responsible for gastrointestinal irritation. Oral utilization of eucalyptus oil could be responsible for adverse outcomes such as vomiting, nausea and diarrhea. Symptoms of eucalyptus oil overdose or toxicity include shallow respiration, depression of central nervous system, coma, rapid pulse and even death in extreme cases. Use of as much as 3.5 ml eucalyptus oil maybe responsible for death in adults.
Topical - The topical utilization of excessive dosage of eucalyptus oil could cause drowsiness, agitation, ataxia, slurred speech, seizures and muscle weakness issues. Children and infants are more vulnerable to develop hepatotoxicity after the utilization of eucalyptus preparations. Eucalyptus pollen could be responsible for contact dermatitis in sensitive/allergic people.
How Eucalyptus Interacts With Other Herbs and Supplements?
Pyrrolizidine Alkaloid (PA) containing Herbs and Supplements - Eucalyptus powder could potentiate the toxicity of herbs that contain hepatotoxic pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PAs). Such herbs include boneset, alkanna, butterbur, comfrey, forget-me-not, coltsfoot, groundsel, hound's tongue, hemp agrimony, gravel root, tansy ragwort and golden ragwort as well.
How Eucalyptus Interacts With Drugs?
Eucalyptus powder may potentiate or depress the pharmacological or adverse effects when used in combination of following drugs:
• Antidiabetes Drugs
• Cytochrome P450 1A2 (CYP1A2) substrates
• Cytochrome P450 2C19 (CYP2C19) substrates
• Cytochrome P450 2C9 (CYP2C9) substrates
• Cytochrome P450 3A4 (CYP3A4) substrates
How Eucalyptus Interacts With Foods?
There is no known interaction between eucalyptus powder and other food items.
How Eucalyptus Interacts With Lab Tests?
Blood Glucose - According to some clinical studies, leaves of eucalyptus may have hypoglycemic effects and theoretically may be responsible for lowering blood glucose levels in laboratory tests.
How Eucalyptus Interacts With Diseases and Conditions?
Diabetes - Some clinical experiment have suggested that leaf extract of eucalyptus may have hypoglycemic potential and may have additive impacts when combined with antidiabetes drugs. This might enhance the potential hypoglycemia risk in some patients. So, such patients should always be cautious and should monitor their blood glucose levels carefully.
Surgery - Eucalyptus powder may also adversely affect blood glucose level. It may also be responsible for deranging control of human blood glucose after and during surgical procedures. So, patients should be advised to stop using any type of eucalyptus preparation a minimum of two weeks before their suggested surgical operations.
What Should Be the Dose/Administration of Eucalyptus?
Oral dosage of eucalyptus eucalyptol constituent should be up to 200 mg thrice every day.
General Certificate of Analysis (COA)
Specification sheet links below are a standard copy of the COA less the batch or lot number and manufactures dates. Specification sheet can be dated and should only be considered as a general information. Please contact and request an up to date COA if needed for specific updated information before placing order by filling out the contact form with product name and SKU number. If ordering quantities of twenty five kilos or more contact for availability.