Side effects of eucalyptus

(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.

- Digestive disorders: essential oil is irritating the digestive tract and can cause diarrhea, heartburn, nausea and vomiting.

- Poison: essential oil possesses neurotoxic effect. At doses higher than recommended, it may cause headache, dizziness and tachycardia.

Essential oil overdose is very dangerous for their neurotoxic effects. The essential oil poisoning includes the above symptoms, and 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 been fatal.

Eucalyptus leaves
Photo of eucalyptus leaves and flowers

Pregnancy and lactation

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

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

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

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