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The scientific name of Eucalyptus: Eucalyptus citriodora Hook

Name of Eucalyptus in different languages:-

English: Eucalyptus

Sanskrit: Thaila parna, suganda patra

Malayalam: Yukkali

Tamil: Yukaly

Plant description:

It is an evergreen tree, grow to 40–70 meters tall, straight, trunk up to 2 m in diameter, with large branches,crowning and camphoraceous foliage. Bark smooth, gray, brown and peeling in long strips, rough and shaggy, and thick. Leaves are arranged alternately, drooping on flattened yellowish petioles 1.5 to 4 cm long, narrowly lanceolate, up to 30 cm long and  2.5 to 5 cm wide, mostly curved, apex acuminate, acute at base, margin entire, glabrous, thick,leathery, and shiny dark green. Flowers are single, found  at leaf base, 5 cm across, numerous, white stamens 12 mm long. Seeds are many many, irregularly elliptical, up to 3 mm long, dull blackin color. The root system deep length up to 30 meters and spreading.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Tapered Margin-Entire Venation-Reticulate
 tapered  Margin_Entire  Recticulate

Useful plant parts:

Dried leaves, gum, oil

Medicinal uses:

Used in the treatments of abscess, dysentery, dyspepsia, aryngitis, leprosy, arthritis,  bronchitis, burns, asthma, boils, flu, grippe, cold, cough, croup, cystitia, cancer,  rhinitis, sores, catarrh, diabetes, diptheria,  fever, inflammation, malaria, miasma, phthisis, sorethroat, spasms, tuberculosis, twounds, umors, vaginitis and worms infestations

Chemical content:

Quercetol, quercitrine, rutin, quercetol, hyperoside and glaucoside.eucalyptol-cineol,terpineol,  aliphatic aldehydes, isoamyl alcohol, ethanol, sesquiterpene alcohols, terpenes,Tannin, catechin and citriodorol

Medicinal Properties:

Anodyne, antiphlogistic, antiperiodic,  antiseptic, astringent,  febrifuge, hemostat, inhalant,  rubefacient, sedative, stimulant, suppurative, vermifuge, deodorant, diaphoretic, expectorant and insect repellant

One of the ingredients to prepare the Ayurvedic medicines like-

Panchgun Taila

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