Eucalyptus

English Name : Eucalyptus

Local Name (Nepali Name)) : Masala

BotanicalName : Eucalyptus globulus

Family Name : Myrtaece

Season : May - June

Parts Used : Leaves

Physical and Chemical Properties

Appearance : Fluid liquid

Aroma : Sweet herbal, faintly balsamic

Specific Gravity : 1.0695 to 1.0795 at 23 C

Refractive Index : 1.5335 to 1.5589 at 23 C

Optical Rotation : (-) 0.2 to (-) 0.5 at 23 C

Acid Number : 0.6 to 2.5

Solubility : Soluble in 0.4 to 1.5 volumes of 80% alcohol

Soluble in water : Insoluble

Uses : Essential oil obtained from the leaves is used in aromatherapy.Essential oil obtained from the leaves is also used as an anthelmintic.

Packaging : 1 kg, 5 kg, 10 kg, 25 kg

A big tree native to Australia and Tasmania, eucalyptus is also cultivated in terai region of Nepal. The leaves and oil are especially used in inhalation preparations. Additionally, eucalyptus is used as an effective natural insect repellant and antiseptic. Eucalyptus oil is obtained bysteam distillation of the leaves of Eucalyptus camaldulensiss.