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Bluegum eucalyptus is widely planted as an ornamental throughout
California [17]. It is also a source of nectar for honey production
[7,43].

Bluegum eucalyptus oil has numerous medical applications. In
pharmaceutical preparations it has diaphoretic, expectorant,
insecticidal, and oestrogenic properties. The oil has antifungal and
antibacterial activity against Bacillus subtilis, Staphylococcus aureus,
and Escherichia coli. Eucalyptus oil is generally nonirritating,
nonsensitizing, and nonphototoxic to the skin. When taken internally,
it may be toxic to the kidneys and can be a nervous system depressant
[45].

The oil is used as a flavoring agent in cold and cough medicines. It is
used in disinfectants, antiseptic liniments, ointments, toothpastes, and
mouthwashes. It is used by veterinarians for treating influenza in
horses, distemper in dogs, and septicaemia in all animals.

Bluegum eucalyptus oil is used as a flavor ingredient in boiled sweets
and food products such as beverages, dairy desserts, candy, baked goods,
gelatins, puddings, and meat products [45]. The cosmetic industry uses
it as a fragrance component in soaps, detergents, air fresheners, bath
oils, and perfumes [45].

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