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Progress in Essential Oils

By: Brian M. Lawrence
Posted: September 26, 2006, from the October 2006 issue of P&F magazine.

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Eucalyptus globulus Oil

A Moroccan oil of Eucalyptus globulus L. was examined for its major constituents (Lahlou et al. 2000). The components identified were as follows:

beta-pinene (0.68%)

alpha-pinene (12.97%)

1,8-cineole (70.67%)

borneol (0.36%)

carveol* (1.94%)

alpha-terpinyl acetate (3.68%)

aromadendrene (1.96%)

globulol (3.76%)

*correct isomer not identified

An oil of E. globulus produced from leaves harvested from trees in Argentina was analyzed for its main constituents by Larrán et al. (2001). The main components found were as follows:

alpha-pinene (9.3%)

1,8-cineole (64.5%)

alpha-terpineol (2.6%)

epi-globulol (1.1%)

globulol (5.1%)

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