Eucalyptus Oil is extracted from a beautiful, fragrant, tall evergreen tree native to Australia, and particularly Tasmania. Of the 500 types of Eucalyptus tree species, which yield an essential oil, Eucalyptus Globulus is the most common for medicinal purposes due to its high cineol (or eucalyptol) content. Eucalyptus has spread in the past few centuries to other parts of the world including India, Europe and South Africa. Though many countries produce eucalyptus oil in small quantities, the prime source of eucalyptus oil for the world is still Australia. Due to the medicinal uses of eucalyptus oil and the compound high cineol (or eucalyptol) which is present in its makeup, it is used in a variety of over the counter drugs including rubs, inhalers, liniments, rash creams, and mouthwashes.
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