EUCALYPTUS

Lipstick & Roses Ingredient

Other Names:

Blue Gum, Gum Tree, Eucalyptus Globulus Labill.

Parts Used:

leaves and essential oil

Skin Type:

excellent for oily and acne-prone skin

Comedogenicity Rating:

Unknown

Natural SPF:

3

Region of Origin, Cultivation & History:

Native to Australia & Tasmania – cultivated in Europe and India;

Constituents:

1,8-cineole, eucalyptol, terpineol, alpha-pinene, p-cymene, ledol, aromadendrene, viridoflorol, aldehydes, ketones, alcohols, tannins, polyphenols, catechin, macrocarpals H, I and J; euglobals I-VIII, tellimagrandin I, eucalalbin C, ellagic acid, caffeic acid, ferulic acid, gallic acid, protocatechuic acid, flavanoids, eucalyptin, hyperoside, sakainol, rutin

Health & Beauty Benefits:

antiseptic, antispasmodic, expectorant, stimulant, febrifuge, insect repellent, coughs, colds, bronchitis, antibacterial, soothing, healing, aromatic,

Warnings/Contraindications:

Eucalyptus leaf is LIKELY SAFE when consumed in the small amounts found in foods. There isn’t enough information to know if supplements that contain larger amounts of eucalyptus leaf are safe when taken by mouth.

Eucalyptol, a chemical that is removed from eucalyptus oil and used as medicine, is POSSIBLY SAFE when taken by mouth for up to 12 weeks.

Eucalyptus oil is POSSIBLY UNSAFE when applied directly to the skin without first being diluted. Eucalyptus oil is LIKELY UNSAFE when it is taken by mouth without first being diluted. Taking 3.5 mL of undiluted oil can be fatal. Signs of eucalyptus poisoning might include stomach pain and burning, dizziness, muscle weakness, small eye pupils, feelings of suffocation, and some others. Eucalyptus oil can also cause nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Eucalyptus is LIKELY SAFE for pregnant and breast-feeding women when consumed in food amounts. But don’t use eucalyptus oil. Not enough is known about safety during pregnancy or breast-feeding.

Children: Eucalyptus oil is LIKELY UNSAFE for children. It should not be taken by mouth or applied to the skin. Not much is known about the safety of using eucalyptus leaves in children. It’s best to avoid use in amounts larger than food amounts.

Diabetes: Early research suggests eucalyptus leaf might lower blood sugar. There is concern that using eucalyptus while taking medications for diabetes might lower blood sugar too much. Blood sugar levels should be monitored closely.

Surgery: Since eucalyptus might affect blood sugar levels, there is concern that it might make blood sugar control difficult during and after surgery. Stop using eucalyptus at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.

  • Medications changed by the liver (Cytochrome P450 1A2 (CYP1A2) substrates) interacts with EUCALYPTUS
    Some medications are changed and broken down by the liver.Eucalyptus oil might decrease how quickly the liver breaks down some medications. Taking eucalyptus oil along with some medications that are broken down by the liver can increase the effects and side effects of some medications. Before taking eucalyptus oil, talk to your healthcare provider if you take any medications that are changed by the liver.

    Some medications that are changed by the liver include amitriptyline (Elavil), haloperidol (Haldol), ondansetron (Zofran), propranolol (Inderal), theophylline (Theo-Dur, others), verapamil (Calan, Isoptin, others), and others.

  • Medications changed by the liver (Cytochrome P450 2C19 (CYP2C19) substrates) interacts with EUCALYPTUS
    Some medications are changed and broken down by the liver.Eucalyptus oil might decrease how quickly the liver breaks down some medications. Taking eucalyptus oil along with some medications that are broken down by the liver can increase the effects and side effects of some medications. Before taking eucalyptus oil, talk to your healthcare provider if you take any medications that are changed by the liver.

    Some medications that are changed by the liver include omeprazole (Prilosec), lansoprazole (Prevacid), and pantoprazole (Protonix); diazepam (Valium); carisoprodol (Soma); nelfinavir (Viracept); and others.

  • Medications changed by the liver (Cytochrome P450 2C9 (CYP2C9) substrates) interacts with EUCALYPTUS
    Some medications are changed and broken down by the liver.Eucalyptus oil might decrease how quickly the liver breaks down some medications. Taking eucalyptus oil along with some medications that are broken down by the liver can increase the effects and side effects of some medications. Before taking eucalyptus oil, talk to your healthcare provider if you take any medications that are changed by the liver.

“Eucalyptus” Potters Herbal Encyclopedia (Williamson) [CW Daniel Company Limited 2003] pgs. 167-168

“Eucalyptus”  The Healing Nature of Herbs:  87 herbs and their medicinal properties.  Power Publishing, Cyprus 2003.  pgs 111-114

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