Lemon Eucalyptus

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What other names is Lemon Eucalyptus known by?

Citron-Scent Gum, Corymbia citriodora, Eucalipto con Olor a Limón, Eucalipto Limón, Eucalyptus citriodora, Eucalyptus Citronné, Eucalyptus à Odeur de Citronnelle, Gomme à Odeur de Citronnelle, Gommier à Odeur de Citronnelle, Lemon Scented Gum, Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus, OLE, P-menthane Diol, P-menthane-3,8-Diol, Para-menthane-3,8-diol, PMD, Quwenling, Spotted Gum, Wild Eucalyptus Citriodora.

What is Lemon Eucalyptus?

Lemon eucalyptus is a tree. Oil from the tree leaves is used as a medicine and insect repellent.

Likely Effective for...

  • Preventing mosquito bites when applied to the skin. Lemon eucalyptus oil is an ingredient in some commercial mosquito repellents. It seems to be comparable to other mosquito repellents including some products that contain DEET.

Possibly Effective for...

  • Preventing tick bites.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • "Toenail fungus," joint pain, arthritis, and other conditions.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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