Ecology, Environment and Conservation Paper

Vol. 29. Aug, Suppl, Issue, 2023; Page No.(210-216)


Ragunanthan C., Vishal Johar, Vikram Singh and Sarveswaran S.


Eucalyptus which has approximately 700 species throughout the world has various impacts both positive and negative to mankind. This review paper discusses about the characteristics of the eucalyptus, eucalyptus oil’s nature, eucalyptus oil’s impact in bee keeping, its general impacts in the nature, its impact in hydrology which recently been a topic of concern in the southern states of India. Generally there is a misconception that Eucalyptus is confined only to the high altitude regions but a detailed study into it reveals the truth that it is grown in all the latitudes and altitudes of the earth. Every part of the plant has some form of benefit for humankind. But there is also a rising concern regarding the ground water depletion of the Eucalyptus tree which led to the banning of its cultivation is the southern states if India. Bee keeping which is one of the fastest growing agri sector has gained a benefit for Eucalyptus oil in controlling mite attack in the hives. Eucalpytus oil which has numerous benefits to human health, agriculture, cosmetics sector is also a notable benefit of Eucalyptus. Compared to other oils in bee hives eucalyptus oil was the most efficient one as it didn’t caused effect to the honey bee and its effect in controlling mites was also very high.