Eucalypti aetheroleum


This is a summary of the scientific conclusions reached by the Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products (HMPC) on the medicinal uses of eucalyptus oil. The HMPC conclusions are taken into account by EU Member States when evaluating applications for the licensing of herbal medicines containing eucalyptus oil.

This summary is not intended to provide practical advice on how to use medicines containing eucalyptus oil. For practical information about using eucalyptus oil medicines, patients should read the package leaflet that comes with the medicine or contact their doctor or pharmacist.

Key facts

Latin name Eucalypti aetheroleum
English common name Eucalyptus Oil
Botanical name Eucalyptus globulus Labill.; Eucalyptus polybractea R.T. Baker; Eucalyptus smithii R.T. Baker.
Therapeutic area
  • Pain and inflammation
  • Cough and cold
F: Assessment finalised
Date added to the inventory
Date added to priority list
Outcome of European assessment
European Union herbal monograph


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