Definition

Occurs in eucalyptus, lavender, sage and many other oils. Flavouring ingredient Eucalyptol is a natural organic compound which is a colorless liquid. It is a cyclic ether and a monoterpenoid.; Eucalyptol is an organic compound which is a colorless liquid. It is a cyclic ether and a monoterpene.; Eucalyptol is a natural constituent of a number of aromatic plants and their essential oil fraction. Eucalyptol was given GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) status by the Flavor and Extract Manufacturer's Association FEMA, 1965 and is approved by the Food and Drug Administration for food use. 1,8-Dihydroxy-10-carboxy-p-menthane, 2-hydroxy-cineole and 3-hydroxy-cineole are the main metabolites of Eucalyptol. Toxicological data available on eucalyptol are rather limited. Following the accidental exposure of human beings, death was reported in two cases after ingestion of 3.5-5 ml of essential eucalyptus oil, but a number of recoveries have also been described for much higher amounts of oil. In a 1994 report released by five top cigarette companies, eucalyptol was listed as one of the 599 additives to cigarettes. It is added to improve the flavor. (PMID: 12048025, Fitoterapia. 2002 Jun;73(3):269-75); In a 1994 report released by five top cigarette companies, eucalyptol was listed as one of the 599 additives to cigarettes. It is claimed that it is added to improve the flavor.; It is one of many compounds that is attractive to males of various species of orchid bees, who apparently gather the chemical to synthesize pheromones; it is commonly used as bait to attract and collect these bees for study.

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