Eucalyptus oil is a colorless oily liquid with a special aromatic odor. It has great economic value and is widely used in medicine, food, washing products, cosmetics and flavors & fragrances. Eucalyptus oil production in China began in 1958. After many years of development, China has become one of the largest eucalyptus oil producers and exporters in the world.
The origin of Eucalyptus oil in China is mainly concentrated in Yunnan, Guangxi, Guizhou and Chongqing, among which Western Yunnan is the representative. This area is the main producing area of Eucalyptus oil. It has advantaged production environment of Eucalyptus globulus. The quality of Eucalyptus oil produced there is superior, and its output ranks first in the country.
|List of Tree Species, Distribution, Main Components and Uses in China|
|Type||Tree Species||Distribution||Main Components||Uses|
|Eucalyptus oil for medicine||Eucalyptus globulus||Yunnan, Guangxi||Ineol||Pharmaceutical industry|
|Eucalyptus smithii||Yunnan||Cineol||Pharmaceutical industry|
|Eucalyptus exserta Mull.||Guangdong, Guangxi||Piperitone, cineol||Synthesis of piperitone|
|Eucalyptus maideni||Yunnan||Cineol||Pharmaceutical industry|
|Eucalyptus oil for flavor||Eucalyptus brownish||Guangdong, Guangxi||Citronellal, cineol||Citronella oil|
|Eucalyptus oil for industrial use||Eucalyptus latifolia||Yunnan||Cineol, phellandrene||Synthetic menthol|