December 5, 2022
Natural products derived from essential oils and extracts of medicinal plants are natural sources well tolerated by humans. In this sense, plant essential oils have been extensively studied and are reported to have antiviral activities. Among them, the essential oil and bioactive terpenes present in Eucalyptus leaves have shown great potential as antiviral therapies. Inhalation of steam from Eucalyptus essential oil has previously shown a positive impact on treating difficulties derived from viral infections, such as cold, bronchiolitis, rhinosinusitis, and asthma. Therefore, they represent a good alternative to treat infections caused by viruses, either to alleviate symptoms or to affect different pharmacological targets of these pathogens.