Eucalyptus essential oil is obtained from fresh leaves of the tall, evergreen eucalyptus tree. The tree, scientifically classified as Eucalyptus Globulusis also known as fever tree, blue gum tree or stringy bark tree, depending on where it is located in the world. The leaves of selected Eucalyptus species are steam distilled to extract eucalyptus oil.
Major Constituents :- The principal constituent of eucalyptus oils is 1,8-cineole (eucalyptol) which must comprise at least 70% of the contents. All eucalyptus oils are composed of complex mixtures of volatile organic compounds. The main group of constituents of eucalyptus oil are monoterpenes. They have a lower boiling point and are less polar than sesquiterpenes which are the other main group of components of eucalyptus oils.
- Eucalyptus essential oil has antiseptic qualitiesbecause of its germicidal quality.
- Eucalyptus essential oil is effective for treating a number of respiratory problems including cold, cough, runny nose, sore throat, asthma, nasal congestion, bronchitis and sinusitis.
- eucalyptus essential oil is commonly used to stimulate mental activity and increase blood flow to the brain.
|BOTANICAL NAME||Eucalyptus Globulus.|
|ODOUR||Distinctively Cold and Eucalyptus|
|Refractive Index @ 20°C||1.455||1.475|
|Flash Point||55 °C|
|Density @ 20°C||0.895||0.925|
|1,8-cineole (Eucalyptol) %||70||76|