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Is it bad to sprinkle eucalyptus leaves all over my house and keep a gallon bag of it open by my bed to repeal spiders? Is it toxic?
Use very little: You should use very little of that - like drops of oil. It may not cause any serious health effects but in high enough concentrations, it is flammable. In fact, some australian fires are exacerbated by eucalpytus oil. ...Read more
Is NOT Safe: G6PD Deficiency; a genetic disorder; a key enzyme is lacking causing red blood cell destruction, anemia, jaundice, & more. Symptoms are triggered by: foods (fava beans, ascorbic acid, soy), drugs (Sulfa), other (infections, moth balls, henna), Eucalyptus oil is not safe for any child regardless of having G6PD Def. Safety of the feeding the leaves to children is also unknown & should be avoided. ...Read more
Risk of toxicity: Eucalyptus oil is not safe to use on wounds and is not likely to help in treating cysts. It has substantial toxicity and you would be better staying with standard treatments. See this site for more information. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/700.html. ...Read more
Is a eucalyptus sauna safe for asthma. I haven't had an attack since i was six and can do high intensity exercises without my asthma being triggered.
Likely OK: If you don't have active asthma, you'll likely be fine. But be aware, you can never tell what may set off "asthmatic" lungs. It's possible that the "vaporized" eucalyptus oil may irritate your lungs and set off an asthma flare. If the heat of a sauna alone could do this. So just be aware and vigilant and you should be fine. Best of luck. ...Read more