Cineole Rich Clone in Eucalyptus tereticornis of Pharmaceutical Importance


  • Institute of Wood Science and Technology, Bangalore, 560003, India


Twenty five best performing clones of Eucalyptus tereticornis were planted in July 1998 at Nagaroor nursery of IWST, Bangalore. By chemical examination of the leaves obtained from three year old trees for their oil content and chemical constituents, it was found that the leaf sample from one particular clone (C-4) contained 2.8 - 2.9 percent of oil and 82- 84.1 percent of cineole. Considering the remarkable adaptability, rapid growth of E.tereticornis and wide applications of cineole-rich Eucalyptus oil in pharmaceutical products - the reported clone would be of special interest both for propagation and utility in the pharmaceutical field.


Cineole, Eucalyptus tereticornis, Eucalyptus Oil, Cineole-Rich Eucalyptus Clone.

Subject Discipline

Pharmacy and Pharmacology

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