eucalyptus(redirected from Eucalyptus globulus)
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The dried leaves of Eucalyptus globulus (family Myrtaceae), the blue gum or Australian fever tree.
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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.
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