eucalyptus(redirected from Eucalyptus smithii)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
The dried leaves of Eucalyptus globulus (family Myrtaceae), the blue gum or Australian fever tree.
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.