Chemistry and bioactivity of Eucalyptus essential oils

Jinbiao Zhang, Min An, Hanwen Wu, Rex Stanton, Deirdre Lemerle

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Abstract

The essential oils obtained from the eucalyptus have many medicinal and commercial uses. The oils possess many bioactivities (antimicrobial, antiviral,fungicidal, insecticidal and herbicidal activities). The commercial uses of essential oils have increased the research on their extraction, chemical composition, bioactivity and mode of actions. Eucalyptus species differs in their chemical composition. The bioactivity of essential oils is highly associated with their unique chemical composition. The novel biological functions of eucalyptus essential oils suggest research on all eucalyptus species to fully exploit their commercial benefits. This review, discusses the recent progresses in above research areas and future research prospects.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)313-330
Number of pages18
JournalAllelopathy Journal
Volume25
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2010

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