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Application of Eucalyptol

Eucalyptol is a bicyclic monoterpene compound. Eucalyptol mainly exists in plants of the genus Eucalyptus, Laurel of Lauraceae, and Salvia, Lavender, Thyme, Rosemary and other plants of the Lamiaceae. In recent years, Eucalyptol has also been found in a variety of plant endophytic fungi. Eucalyptol has a variety of pharmacological activities such as deworming, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, and is used for the treatment of human scabies, gastrointestinal diseases, airway inflammatory diseases and neurodegenerative diseases related inflammations and other diseases. Eucalyptol also has the effects of lowering blood pressure, protecting the liver and anti-tumor, and is widely used in the fields of medicine, food and cosmetics. In addition, Eucalyptol can increase the octane number of ethanol gasoline, which is a very potential biofuel or fuel additive. Eucalyptol is the main active ingredient of eucalyptus oil. Steam distillation of eucalyptus branches and leaves is the traditional way to obtain eucalyptus oil.