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eu·ca·lyp·tus

(yū'kă-lip'tŭs),
The dried leaves of Eucalyptus globulus (family Myrtaceae), the blue gum or Australian fever tree.

eucalyptus

Herbal medicine
An evergreen, the volatile oil of which contains eucalyptol and cineole, pinenes, sesquiterpene alcohols and others. It is antiseptic and expectorant, and is commonly used as a steam inhalant for asthma and respiratory infections and to soothe oral mucosae, and used topically for dry skin and dandruff.

eucalyptus,

n Latin name:
Eucalyptus globulus; parts used: branch tips, leaves, essential oil; uses: in Ayurveda, pacifies kapha and vata doshas (pungent, bitter, light, oily), decongestant, antioxidant, antibacterial, antispasmodic used to treat IBS, gallstones, kidney stones, cystitis, CNS stimulant, aromatherapy; precautions: avoid mucous membranes; patients with severe renal, hepatic or gastric conditions; patients taking amphetamines, barbiturates, insulin, antidiabetics. Also called
blue gum, fever tree, gum, nilgiri, red gum, stringy bark tree, tailparna, or
Tasmanian blue gum.
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Eucalyptus

genus of Australian trees in the family Myrtaceae, widely planted throughout the world. Two species E. cladocalyx (sugar gum) and E. viminalis (manna gum) may contain toxic amounts of cyanogenic glycosides. Called also gum trees.

Eucalyptus melanophloia
host tree larvae of Australian sawfly (Lophyrotoma interrupta) which may poison sheep and cattle. Called also silver-leaf ironbark.
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