Match!

Biological, medicinal and toxicological significance of Eucalyptus leaf essential oil: a review

Published on Feb 1, 2018in Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture2.422
· DOI :10.1002/jsfa.8600
Ashok Kumar Dhakad2
Estimated H-index: 2
(PAU: Punjab Agricultural University),
Vijay Vardhan Pandey2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Forest Research Institute)
+ 2 AuthorsAvtar Singh9
Estimated H-index: 9
(PAU: Punjab Agricultural University)
Sources
Abstract
The genus Eucalyptus L'Heritier comprises about 900 species, of which more than 300 species contain volatile essential oil in their leaves. About 20 species, within these, have a high content of 1,8-cineole (more than 70%), commercially used for the production of essential oils in the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries. However, Eucalyptus is extensively planted for pulp, plywood and solid wood production, but its leaf aromatic oil has astounding widespread biological activities, including antimicrobial, antiseptic, antioxidant, chemotherapeutic, respiratory and gastrointestinal disorder treatment, wound healing, and insecticidal/insect repellent, herbicidal, acaricidal, nematicidal, and perfumes, soap making and grease remover. In the present review, we have made an attempt to congregate the biological ingredients of leaf essential oil, leaf oil as a natural medicine, and pharmacological and toxicological values of the leaf oil of different Eucalyptus species worldwide. © 2017 Society of Chemical Industry.; © 2017 Society of Chemical Industry.
  • References (146)
  • Citations (15)
📖 Papers frequently viewed together
1 Author (R. Dayal)
1980
2009
78% of Scinapse members use related papers. After signing in, all features are FREE.
References146
Newest
Damjanovic-VratnicaB.,�ĐakovT.,�Sukovic �D.,�Damjanovic � J.�(2011):�Antimicrobial effect of essen - tial oil isolated from Eucalyptus globulus Labill. from Montenegro .�CzechJ.�FoodSci.,�29:�277-284. Chemicalcompositionoftheessentialoilof Eucalyptus globulusLabill., �growninMontenegro, �wasanalysedbygas� chromatography-massspectrometryanditsantimicrobialactivitywasevaluatedagainst �17�microorganisms, �including� foodpoisoningandspoilagebacteriaandhumanpathogens.The Eucalyptusessentialoilyieldwa...
40 CitationsSource
#1Maarten J. M. Christenhusz (Royal Botanic Gardens)H-Index: 17
#2James W. Byng (Naturalis)H-Index: 4
We have counted the currently known, described and accepted number of plant species as ca 374,000, of which approximately 308,312 are vascular plants, with 295,383 flowering plants (angiosperms; monocots: 74,273; eudicots: 210,008). Global numbers of smaller plant groups are as follows: algae ca 44,000, liverworts ca 9,000, hornworts ca 225, mosses 12,700, lycopods 1,290, ferns 10,560 and gymnosperms 1,079. Phytotaxa is currently contributing more than a quarter of the ca 2000 species that are d...
227 CitationsSource
#1Li-Jun ZhouH-Index: 1
#2Fu-Rong LiH-Index: 2
Last. Lin-Han Bai (Sichuan University)H-Index: 2
view all 6 authors...
Eucalyptus oil possesses a wide spectrum of biological activity, including anti-microbial, fungicidal, herbicidal, acaricidal and nematicidal properties. We studied anti-fungal activities of the leaf oil extracted from Eucalyptus. grandis × E. urophylla. Eleven plant pathogenic fungi were tested based on the mycelium growth rates with negative control. The results showed that Eucalyptus oil has broad-spectrum inhibitory effects toward these fungi. Remarkable morphological and structural alterati...
6 CitationsSource
In this study, the in vitro antimicrobial activities of four plant essential oils (T. schimperi, E. globulus, R. officinalis, and M. Chamomilla) were evaluated against bacteria and fungi. The studies were carried out using agar diffusion method for screening the most effective essential oils and agar dilution to determine minimum inhibitory concentration of the essential oils. Results of this study revealed that essential oils of T. schimperi, E. globulus, and R. officinalis were active against ...
19 CitationsSource
#1Salmina EsH-Index: 1
#2Norbert HaiderH-Index: 17
Last. TetkoH-Index: 1
view all 3 authors...
The article describes a classification system termed "extended functional groups" (EFG), which are an extension of a set previously used by the CheckMol software, that covers in addition heterocyclic compound classes and periodic table groups. The functional groups are defined as SMARTS patterns and are available as part of the ToxAlerts tool (http://ochem.eu/alerts) of the On-line CHEmical database and Modeling (OCHEM) environment platform. The article describes the motivation and the main idea...
258 CitationsSource
#1Malek Taher Maghsoodlou (University of Sistan and Baluchestan)H-Index: 23
#2Nasrin KazemipoorH-Index: 1
Last. Nahid RahneshanH-Index: 1
view all 5 authors...
bjective: Eucalyptus (Fam. Myrtaceae) is a medicinal plant and various Eucalyptus species possess potent pharmacological actions against diabetes, hepatotoxicity, and inflammation. This study aims to investigate essential oil composition from leaves and flowers of E. microtheca and E. viminalis leaves growing in the Southeast of Iran. Materials and Methods: The aerial parts of these plants were collected from Zahedan, Sistan and Baluchestan province, Iran in 2013. After drying the plant material...
5 CitationsSource
#1B.A AdeniyiH-Index: 3
#2O.O AyepolaH-Index: 6
Last. F. D. AduH-Index: 1
view all 3 authors...
Human enteroviruses are the major cause of aseptic meningitis and are resistant to all known antibiotics and chemotherapeutic agents. Methanolic extracts of Eucalyptus camaldulensis and Eucalyptus torelliana were tested on human enteroviruses: Poliovirus type I, Coxsackievirus B and Echovirus 6. The virucidal tests showed that the crude extracts were active on the test viruses: poliovirus type 1, coxsackievirus B and echovirus 6 giving a neutralization index of one log and above. The cytotoxicit...
3 Citations
#1Babar AliH-Index: 9
#2Naser A. Al-WabelH-Index: 12
Last. Firoz Anwar (KAU: King Abdulaziz University)H-Index: 19
view all 6 authors...
Nowadays, use of alternative and complementary therapies with mainstream medicine has gained the momentum. Aromatherapy is one of the complementary therapies which use essential oils as the major therapeutic agents to treat several diseases. The essential or volatile oils are extracted from the flowers, barks, stem, leaves, roots, fruits and other parts of the plant by various methods. It came into existence after the scientists deciphered the antiseptic and skin permeability properties of essen...
141 CitationsSource
Essential oils obtained by hydrodistillation from the fresh and dry leaves of Eucalyptus grandis were analyzed by gas chromatography (GC) and gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC-MS). The main components of the fresh leaf oil were α-pinene (29.6%), p-cymene (19.8%), 1,8-cineole (12.8%) and α-terpineol (6.4%). While, the dry leaf oil had 1,8-cineole (47.4%), limonene (13.3%), α-pinene (7.5%) and spathulenol (7.1%). The antimicrobial activities of the essential oils were tested against respira...
6 CitationsSource
#1Khaled Sebei (Tunis University)H-Index: 11
#2Fawzi Sakouhi (Tunis University)H-Index: 1
Last. Sadok Boukhchina (Tunis University)H-Index: 19
view all 5 authors...
Background: In this paper, we have studied the essential oils chemical composition of the leaves of seven Eucalyptus species developed in Tunisia. Eucalyptus leaves were picked from trees growing in different arboretums in Tunisia. Choucha and Mrifeg arboretums located in Sedjnene, region of Bizerte (Choucha: E. maideni, E. astrengens et E. cinerea; Mrifeg : E. leucoxylon), Korbous arboretums located in the region of Nabeul, North East Tunisia with sub-humid bioclimate, (E. lehmani), Souiniet-Ai...
26 CitationsSource
Cited By15
Newest
#2Lan-Hui Li (NDMC: National Defense Medical Center)H-Index: 5
Last. Tz-Chuen Ju (THU: Tunghai University)H-Index: 3
view all 5 authors...
Eucalyptus essential oils have been used in traditional medicine for centuries. It was reported that Eucalyptus leaves possess antioxidant and antimicrobial effects. Here, we investigated the anti-inflammatory activity of the essential oils extracted from the leaves of four different Eucalyptus species in RAW264.7 macrophages. Lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-activated RAW264.7 macrophages were used to evaluate the anti-inflammatory activity of the leaf essential oils of Eucalyptus. The cell survival wa...
Source
#1Pengcheng Zhao (Chongqing University)H-Index: 4
#2Shihu Liu (Chongqing University)H-Index: 2
Last. Jian Zhou (Chongqing University)H-Index: 3
view all 7 authors...
Abstract Essential oils (EOs) are naturally occurring substances that have shown great prospect in the field of antimicrobial, antioxidant and pest control by nontoxic mechanisms. In this regard, EOs are considered the promising and eco-friendly approach for controlling harmful algae. In this study, the anti-cyanobacterial activity of EOs eugenol against Microcystis aeruginosa are evaluated from the perspective of photosynthetic efficiency, the behavior of extracellular organic matter (EOM), end...
Source
#1Enzo Spisni (UNIBO: University of Bologna)H-Index: 24
#2Giovannamaria Petrocelli (UNIBO: University of Bologna)H-Index: 1
Last. Maria Chiara Valerii (UNIBO: University of Bologna)H-Index: 11
view all 8 authors...
Essential oils (EOs) are a complex mixture of hydrophobic and volatile compounds synthesized from aromatic plants, most of them commonly used in the human diet. In recent years, many studies have analyzed their antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, immunomodulatory and anticancer properties in vitro and on experimentally induced animal models of colitis and colorectal cancer. However, there are still few clinical studies aimed to understand their role in the modulation of the intestinal...
Source
#1Kerdalidec Candy (AMU: Aix-Marseille University)H-Index: 4
#2Mohammad AkhoundiH-Index: 9
Last. Arezki Izri (AMU: Aix-Marseille University)H-Index: 6
view all 6 authors...
Pediculosis is a prevalent ectoparasite infestation caused by lice. The head louse (Pediculus humanus capitis) and body louse (Pediculus humanus humanus) are obligatory parasites whose only known hosts are humans. Pediculosis is probably the most common ectoparasitic infestation, affecting up to 80% of the population in several countries, and particularly prevalent in the infant population worldwide. Several treatment options, including shampoos and creams containing insecticides, have been intr...
Source
#2Renata Katsuko Takayama Kobayashi (UEL: Universidade Estadual de Londrina)H-Index: 11
Last. Gerson Nakazato (UEL: Universidade Estadual de Londrina)H-Index: 11
view all 3 authors...
Abstract Quorum Sensing (QS) systems regulate the gene expression of different types of virulence factors in accordance with the cell population density. A literature search was performed, including electronic databases such as MEDLINE/PubMed, SciELO, and LILACS, as well as other databases not indexed, such as Google Scholar. The search was conducted between July 2018 and April 2019, through online research. Antimicrobial resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health and the dissemin...
Source
#1Abdelhakim Bouyahya (Mohammed V University)H-Index: 11
#2Omar Belmehdi (Abdelmalek Essaâdi University)H-Index: 4
Last. Youssef Bakri (Mohammed V University)H-Index: 10
view all 7 authors...
Abstract Moroccan flora is rich in medicinal plants that are widely used in traditional medicine for the treatment of various diseases including cancer. These plants have several bioactive molecules, which belong to secondary metabolites such as polyphenols, flavonoids, and alkaloids. This review presents an overview of all published works, including our publications, on the anticancer efficacy of Moroccan medicinal plants with a focus on their cellular and molecular insights. Moreover, the worl...
3 CitationsSource
#1Riham Gharib (CNRS: Centre national de la recherche scientifique)
#1Riham Gharib (Lebanese University)H-Index: 7
Last. Hélène Greige-Gerges (Lebanese University)H-Index: 21
view all 5 authors...
Source
#2Ângelo LuísH-Index: 10
Last. Ana Paula DuarteH-Index: 18
view all 7 authors...
Julbernardia paniculata and Pterocarpus angolensis are two plant species with important application in African traditional medicine, particularly in Angola, in the treatment of several diseases. However, scientific studies concerning these species are scarce. The goal of this work was to know better which medicinal approaches are used by the Huila population in Angola by means of ethnobotanical surveys. Furthermore, extracts of both plants were phytochemically characterized. Antioxidant, anti-in...
Source
#1Lucia Caputo (UNISA: University of Salerno)H-Index: 6
#2Antonella Smeriglio (UNIME: University of Messina)H-Index: 14
Last. Filomena Nazzaro (National Research Council)H-Index: 24
view all 9 authors...
The aim of this study was to characterize the chemical composition and to evaluate the antimicrobial and phytotoxic properties of the essential oils (EOs) obtained from leaves of Leptospermum petersonii chemotype "Variety B" and Eucalyptus gunnii, native to Australia. Geranyl acetate, gamma-terpinene, geraniol, terpinolene, alpha-pinene, p-cimene, and linalool were the main components in L. petersonii EO, confirming also the existence of several chemotypes in such taxa; on the other hand, 1,8-ci...
Source
#1Hnia Chograni (National Institute of Applied Science and Technology)H-Index: 9
#2Leila Riahi (SIDI)H-Index: 10
Last. Chokri Messaoud (National Institute of Applied Science and Technology)H-Index: 13
view all 6 authors...
Background Eucalyptus essential oils and extracts are used since the ancient times in alternative medicine. The 1,8-cineole is the most significant constituent of Eucalyptus essential oil, while phenolic contents define the value of eucalyptus extracts. Based on the last considerations, interspecific variability of 1,8-cineole content, phenolics and antioxidant potentials among nine Eucalyptus taxa growing under the sub-humid bioclimate stage of Tunisia was investigated. Methods Essential oil pr...
Source