Eucalyptus side effects

(Eucalyptus globulus)


  • Adverse skin reactions: when applied to the skin, eucalyptus oil or products containing it may cause dermatitis, eczema and itching in some sensitive individuals.

In case of using the essential oil, dilute it first. If used undiluted, it is very irritating and can cause blisters or burns.

Consequences of ingesting eucalyptus essential oil

Essential eucalyptus oil overdose is very dangerous for its neurotoxic effects.

Eucalyptus flowers and leaves

Eucalyptus flowers and leaves

Symptoms of poisoning with eucalyptus essential oil

The essential oil poisoning includes the above symptoms

  • Diarrhea

  • Heartburn

  • Nausea

  • Vomiting

  • Headache

  • Dizziness

  • Tachycardia

And it can also cause:

  • Severe epigastric pain

  • Muscle weakness

  • Pinpoint pupils

  • Hematuria (blood in urine)

  • Breathing difficulties or choking sensation.

At high doses (3.5 ml.) eucalyptus essential oil has proved to be lethal.

Side effects of eucalyptus during pregnancy and lactation

Eucalyptus appears to be safe during pregnancy and lactation in established food quantities.

Eucalyptus oil has many dangers and should not be used during pregnancy or lactation.

* More information: Plants and pregnancy., Plants for breastfeeding.

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Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

19 March, 2019

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