Are Eucalyptus Leaves Poisonous

Are eucalyptus leaves poisonous? It can be difficult to tell which trees or shrubs are poisonous to human or pets, but it is important to know. Eucalyptus trees are prominent in some parts of the US, particularly California. Because of that, it is wise to be familiar with the toxicity of the eucalyptus tree and its leaves. Here is a rundown of the poison potential of eucalyptus leaves.

In short, yes, the leaves of the eucalyptus are poisonous. In fact, so is the bark. Eucalyptus leaves are not generally extremely poisonous to humans, but they can be dangerous to some animals. They are believed to be safe for dogs, but it's still a good idea to use care when dealing with eucalyptus leaves and any pet.

The only time that eucalyptus leaves are poisonous to humans is when they are eaten in large quantities. However, eucalyptus oil should never be eaten by humans, as it can be extremely poisonous to humans. If you do happen to eat a lot of eucalyptus leaves and become poisoned, these are the symptoms you may experience: vomiting, diarrhea, skin irritation and potentially even a coma.

It's not just ingesting the leaves of the eucalyptus which can be toxic to animals. If you burn a eucalyptus candle or if a pet gets into eucalyptus oil, these things can negatively affect an animal. Cats are particularly affected by the toxicity of the eucalyptus.

If you've been in contact with a eucalyptus tree or its leaves and you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above or other unexplainable symptoms, it is a good idea to seek medical attention immediately. If your pet, especially a cat, eats the leaves of the eucalyptus or somehow comes in contact with a eucalyptus, you should take them to the vet immediately.

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