Review on Pharmacological Activities and Homeopathic Uses of Eucalyptus globulus

  • Shifa Shaffique Government College University, Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • Anila Rehman The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur, Pakistan
  • Saeed Ahmed The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur, Pakistan
  • Ghulam Hussain Government College University, Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • Haseeb Anwar Government College University, Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • Hafiz muhammad Asif The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur, Pakistan

Abstract

Medicinal plants are very important from very ancient times to treat the ailments. It is the oldest method of treatment and becomes very popular especially in developing countries. Eucalyptus an evergreen plant belonging to the family Myrtaceae is present in many countries such as Australia, California, Pakistan, New Zealand as well as tropical and subtropical countries. The dominant compounds are eucalyptin, eucalypton, gentisic acid and maslinic acid. It is a rich source of essential oils. Majority of the actions of the plant are attributed by its essential oil. The plant has wide application in homeopathic medicine. Traditionally it is known as folk medicine and used for treatment of various diseases such as digestive aid, carminative, antitussive, expectorant, stimulant, analgesic and in aromatherapy.

Author Biographies

Shifa Shaffique, Government College University, Faisalabad, Pakistan

Department of Physiology, Faculty of Life Sciences

Anila Rehman, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur, Pakistan

University College of Conventional Medicine, Faculty of Pharmacy and Alternative Medicine

Saeed Ahmed, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur, Pakistan

University College of Conventional Medicine, Faculty of Pharmacy and Alternative Medicine

Ghulam Hussain, Government College University, Faisalabad, Pakistan

Department of Physiology, Faculty of Life Sciences

Haseeb Anwar, Government College University, Faisalabad, Pakistan

Department of Physiology, Faculty of Life Sciences

Hafiz muhammad Asif, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur, Pakistan

University College of Conventional Medicine, Faculty of Pharmacy and Alternative Medicine

Published
2018-06-20
How to Cite
SHAFFIQUE, Shifa et al. Review on Pharmacological Activities and Homeopathic Uses of Eucalyptus globulus. RADS Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, [S.l.], v. 6, n. 2, p. 157-161, june 2018. ISSN 2521-8484. Available at: <http://jpps.juw.edu.pk/index.php/jpps/article/view/196>. Date accessed: 17 oct. 2018.
Section
Review Article