In this Article
- What other names is Eucalyptus known by?
- What is Eucalyptus?
- How does Eucalyptus work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Eucalyptus.
Eucalyptus oil can cause nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Signs of eucalyptus poisoning might include stomach pain and burning, dizziness, muscle weakness, small eye pupils, feelings of suffocation, and some others.
The oil is UNSAFE when it is either taken by mouth or applied directly to the skin without first being diluted. Taking 3.5 mL of undiluted oil can be fatal.
Eucalyptus oil is safe for pregnant and breast-feeding women only when used in amounts found in foods.
Eucalyptus oil is UNSAFE for children.
Do not use eucalyptus if:
- You are pregnant or breast-feeding, except in amounts found in foods.
- You have diabetes.
- You are scheduled for surgery in the next two weeks.
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