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Generic: Eucalyptus oil
treats Decongestant/expectorant, Skin ulcers, Arthritis, Dental plaque/gingivitis, Headache, Tick repellant, Smoking cessation, and Asthma

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This information is based on a professional level monograph edited and peer- reviewed by contributors to the Natural Standard Research Collaboration ( Ethan Basch, MD, MPhil (Memorial Sloan- Kettering Cancer Center); Heather Boon, BScPhm, PhD (University of Toronto); Richard Philip Cohan, DDS, MS, MBA (School of Dentistry, University of the Pacific); Dawn Costa, BA, BS (Natural Standard Research Collaboration); Cynthia Dacey, PharmD (Northeastern University); Paul Hammerness, MD (Harvard Medical School); Kerri MacWhorter, PharmD (University of Rhode Island); Michelle Miranda, PharmD (University of Rhode Island); Shaina Tanguay- Colucci, BS (Natural Standard Research Collaboration); Catherine Ulbricht, PharmD (Massachusetts General Hospital); Mamta Vora, PharmD (Northeastern University), Wendy Weissner, BA (Natural Standard Research Collaboration); Jen Woods, BS (Northeastern University).


DISCLAIMER: Natural Standard developed the above evidence- based information based on a thorough systematic review of the available scientific articles. For comprehensive information about alternative and complementary therapies on the professional level, go to Selected references are listed below.

Darben T, Cominos B, Lee CT. Topical eucalyptus oil poisoning. Australas J Dermatol 1998;39(4):265- 267.

Galdi E, Perfetti L, Calcagno G, et al. Exacerbation of asthma related to Eucalyptus pollens and to herb infusion containing Eucalyptus. Monaldi Arch Chest Dis 2003;59(3):220- 221.

Gardulf A, Wohlfart I, Gustafson R. A prospective cross- over field trial shows protection of lemon eucalyptus extract against tick bites. J Med Entomol 2004;41(6):1064- 1067.

Hindle RC. Eucalyptus oil ingestion. N Z Med J 1994;107(977):185- 186.

Huggins JT, Kaplan A, Martin- Harris B, et al. Eucalyptus as a specific irritant causing vocal cord dysfunction. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2004;93(3):299- 303.

Juergens UR, Dethlefsen U, Steinkamp G, et al. Anti- inflammatory activity of 1.8- cineol (eucalyptol) in bronchial asthma: a double- blind placebo- controlled trial. Respir Med 2003;97(3):250- 256.

Kim MJ, Nam ES, Paik SI. The effects of aromatherapy on pain, depression, and life satisfaction of arthritis patients Taehan Kanho Hakhoe Chi 2005 Feb;35(1):186- 94.

Schaller M, Korting HC. Allergic airborne contact dermatitis from essential oils used in aromatherapy. Clin Exp Dermatol 1995;20(2):143- 145.

Soo Hoo GW, Hinds RL, Dinovo E, et al. Fatal large- volume mouthwash ingestion in an adult: a review and the possible role of phenolic compound toxicity. J Intensive Care Med 2003;18(3):150- 155.

Tascini C, Ferranti S, Gemignani G, et al. Clinical microbiological case: fever and headache in a heavy consumer of eucalyptus extract. Clin Microbiol Infect 2002;8(7):437, 445- 437, 446.

Tibballs J. Clinical effects and management of eucalyptus oil ingestion in infants and young children. Med J Aust 1995;163(4):177- 180.

Tovey ER, McDonald LG. A simple washing procedure with eucalyptus oil for controlling house dust mites and their allergens in clothing and bedding. J Allergy Clin Immunol 1997;100(4):464- 466.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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