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  Eucalyptus L ‘Hér.
 
Scientific Name  Eucalyptus L ‘Hér.
Family Name  Myrtaceae
Common Name  Eucalyptus
Photo link  authorpics/eucalyptus.cfm
Studies on Diabetes  Eucalyptus in the diet and drinking water reduced hyperglycemia and associated weight loss of streptozotocin-treated mice (Gray, Flatt, 1998).
Other Uses  Colds and respiratory infections; expectorant and antibiotic action (Kay 1996).
Formulations used by  Informants  Commercially prepared hot infusion (13 Flores).
Phytochemistry  Tannin, ceneol, terpineol, sesquiterpene alcohols, and terpenes (Kay 1996).
Potential Adverse  Effects  The leaf and oil have lead to rare cases of nausea vomiting and diarrhea; it is not recommended for inflammation of the gastrointestinal system, biliary ducts or in liver disease. The oil in overdose has lead to life threatening toxicity including shock.
Potential Medication  Interactions  May increase potency of diabetic medicines, may impair hepatic metabolism of other drugs (NMCD;http://www.naturaldatabase.com/monograph.asp?mono_id=700&brand_id=, accessed 4/23/04).
References  http://www.itis.usda.gov/index.html

 

 

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