Barij Eucalyptus Inhaler

Alleviation of cough and nasal congestion in common cold, the flu and bronchitis


Eucalyptus incense has been widely used to relieve the symptoms of respiratory system congestion. Moreover, using an incense made of a mixture of peppermint and eucalyptus can thin the mucus, result in air duct dilation, and it can also help patients with chronic bronchitis and emphysema breathe more easily. Eucalyptus is an expectorant and Germany E Commission has approved its use for cough and bronchitis. The antiviral activity of the water soluble components of eucalyptus essential oil have been demonstrated in vitro.

Iranian Thyme

Thymol and carvacrol have manifested a wide range of effectiveness against the bacteria involved in upper respiratory tract infections. The thymol and carvacrol present in thyme exert their antibacterial effects by forming a complex with bacterial membrane proteins. Furthermore, adequate doses of thymol and carvacrol have relaxant effects on the trachea. Commission E has approved the use of thyme for treatment of cough and bronchitis. Thyme relieves bronchial spasm and it is an expectorant with antibacterial and antiviral effects.

Common Myrtle

In Germany, doctors prescribe a pharmaceutical product containing common myrtle essential oil (Gelomytrol) as an expectorant and mucus dilutant (mucolytic) for patients with acute and chronic bronchitis and sinusitis. The expectorant properties of common myrtle have been substantiated in clinical trials conducted on patients with chronic obstructive airway diseases. Common myrtle essential oil contains alpha-pinene, limonene and cineole. Monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes present in common myrtle have antibacterial, antifungal and antiseptic effects. In animals in vivo, myrtle plant, Shirazi thyme and artemisia essential oils, with a dilution of 1.256, have entirely eradicated the avian and Newcastle flu.


In in vitro studies, menthol has an effect similar to that of surfactants. In in vivo studies menthol has reduced the surface tension in water-air interfaces which in turn results in improving pulmonary compliance (lung compliance). The results of the studies conducted on animals have manifested the effect of menthol as an antitussive in the treatment of coughs caused by chemicals. Based on experience, menthol helps patients breathe more easily during colds. The popularity and widespread use of products containing menthol such as topical nasal decongestants, lozenges, ointments and inhalers are indicative of this effective characteristic of menthol.

Several times a day, drip 4 drops of this product in 100 cc of boiling water or in the specific place in an inhaler machine and inhale.

Dosage Form




15 ml drop with dropper in cardboard box

Patient information leaflet inside


  • Eucalyptus essential oil (Eucalyptus globulus)
  • Iranian (Shirazi) thyme (Zataria multiflora)
  • common myrtle (Myrtus communis)

Active Ingredients

  • 1,8-cineole (eucalyptol)
  • thymol
  • carvacrol
  • alpha-pinene
  • limonene
  • menthol


Known hypersensitivity to eugenol. 


Adverse Effects

Erythema, urticaria, pruritus and skin rashes have been rarely reported. However, if taken as instructed, no complications and side effects are to be expected.

Drug Interaction

Eucalyptus has an interaction with those drugs that are metabolized by the liver (mainly through cytochrome P450 enzyme system).


Administration during Pregnancy and Lactation

No research has been done.


Further Notes

  • This product is not edible.
  • Keep Eucalyptus Inhaler, like all other medications, out of the sight and reach of children.
  • Avoid applying this product on the face or near the nose of infants and very young children.
  • Recap the bottle tightly and immediately after use and keep away from light in a temperature between 15- 30°C.
  • Keep this leaflet; you may need to read it again.

Based on the presence of at least 28 mg 1,8-cineole, 3 mg thymol, 10 mg menthol per ml of the product.