Review on Pharmacological Activities and Homeopathic Uses of Eucalyptus globulus
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.
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