Eucalyptus leaves: “Bioactive Substances: Essential Oils;” Effects on Broiler
Health and Production for Healthy Chicken
Muhammad Rizwan*, Hamza Irshad, Tariq Jamil, Muhammad
Shehroz Sarfraz, Dibaj Azhar Bhatti, Muhammad Ahmad, Muhammad Umair, Zaid Mustafa, Rana Akkasha Akram, Muhammad Haris Raza Farhan and Muhammad Taha Babar Awan
Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan
*Corresponding Author: Muhammad Rizwan, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan.
July 21, 2023; Published: August 27, 2023
Eucalyptus native to Australia is one of the largest trees belonging to the family Myrtaceae with the property of multiple uses and benefits. Every part such as leaves and bark possesses its own property. Oils extracted from eucalyptus leaves have various phytochemicals like 1,8-cineole, p-cymene, limonene, etc, and can be extracted through various methods such as hydrodistillation, solvent extraction, etc. Each phytochemical possesses its health benefits like antibacterial, antimicrobial, antifungal, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, etc. These compounds can be used for human health purposes and for animals as well. In the poultry industry, eucalyptus has great importance for use in a sense of improved broiler growth with proper development of the immune system. It can be used. It is used in the poultry industry to replace the use of antibiotics that affect human health. Eucalyptus also possesses properties to improve respiratory health, digestive health and gut health. During heat stress, it is used to prevent the mortality of birds.
Keywords: Eucalyptus: Composition; Bioactive Compounds; Pharmacological Uses; Role in Broiler Health and Production
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