Eucalyptus oil (CAS NO. 8000-48-4) is the generic name for distilled oil from the leaf of Eucalyptus, a genus of the plant family Myrtaceae native to Australia and cultivated worldwide. Eucalyptus oil has a history of wide application, as a pharmaceutical, antiseptic, repellent, flavouring, fragrance and industrial uses. The leaves of selected Eucalyptus species are steam distilled to extract eucalyptus oil.
In China, The eucalyptus oil are steam distilled from the leaf and branches of Eucalyptus globules, eucalyptus, camphor and camphor trees etc.
1) Herbal medicine for treating cough associated with the common cold and to relieve symptoms of localized muscle pain.
2) Repellent and biopesticide
Cineole-based eucalyptus oil is used as an insect repellent and biopesticide.
3) Flavouring and fragrance
Eucalyptus oil is used in flavouring. Cineole-based eucalyptus oil is used as a flavouring at low levels (0.002%) in various products, including baked goods, confectionery, meat products and beverages. Eucalyptus oil has antimicrobial activity against a broad range of foodborne human pathogens and food spoilage microorganisms. Non-cineole peppermint gum, strawberry gum and lemon ironbark are also used as flavouring. Eucalyptus oil is also used as a fragrance component to impart a fresh and clean aroma in soaps, detergents, lotions, and perfumes. It is known for its pungent, intoxicating scent. Due to its cleansing properties, Eucalyptus oil is found in mouth rinses to freshen breath.
4）Eucalyptus oil has natural anti-microbial and antiseptic properties and is used in household cleaning applications. It is commonly used in commercial laundry products such as wool wash liquid. It is used as a solvent for removing grease and sticky residue
5) Feed additive
Eucalyptus oil has been proved that it has good antibacterial and insect repellent, anti-inflammatory and intestinal protection effects in vivo and in vitro, and can replace the use of antibiotics and reduce the use of pesticides in cultured animals. It has the characteristics of high efficiency, safety, no stimulation, no drug residue, and is the best choice for green breeding.
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