Eucalyptus tea. Something just so heartwarming about it, don't you think? Maybe it's because the two essential ingredients, eucalyptus and tea, are generally accepted as being really healthy. But forget that for a minute, the mere mention of eucalyptus tea and can't you just feel the aroma wafting in through the air? The strong scent of eucalyptus, mixed with the potent warm steam of tea, a hint of cardamom, perhaps. This type of tea is absolutely great for your health. More and more people are opting for it and it is fast becoming a healthy option as compared to caffeine-induced stimulants.
Eucalyptus as a product by itself is a very healthy substance and provides a lot of herbal remedies. When combined in the form of a liquid, it becomes easier to ingest.
Combats Respiratory Problems
Eucalyptus tea helps to alleviate chest infections and in unclogging a blocked chest. It also helps to fight other ailments like common cold, cough, asthma, bronchitis, and emphysema.
It acts on the nerve receptors of the nose and leads to unclogging it. It also helps to discharge the mucus, thus enabling one to breathe better.
This tea is a natural immune enhancer and therefore, it will increase one's immunity and prevent the common cough and cold bouts, along with other viral diseases from affecting an individual.
Fights Throat Infections
Eucalyptus tea should be ingested while it is steaming hot. When this is done, it helps to fight throat infections. It also massages a swollen throat, thus providing added relief and thereby aiding in the healing of a sore and strep throat.
This tea helps control the blood sugar in our bodies, a direct result of which is that it controls the onset of diabetes.
This tea acts as an internal cleanser by cleaning the intestinal germs. This is because it is a vermifuge and has anti-bacterial and anti-parasitic properties.
Eucalyptus tea helps to soothe mouth sores and provides relief to irritated gums.
This tea is often recommended during a fever because it has the ability to reduce body temperature and thereby bring the fever into control.
- Eucalyptus leaves, 2 - 3
- Tea bags, 2
- Cut the eucalyptus leaves into bits. This will release the aroma better.
- Use about a cup of water, add the leaves and 1 - 2 bags of tea (depending on how strong you want the tea to taste) and boil it.
- After it starts boiling, lower the flame and let it simmer for about 5 minutes.
- Take it down from the stove and let it sit for 30 minutes. This will allow the aroma to seep in better.
- You could remove the tea bags if you do not wish the tea to be strong.
- After 30 minutes, reheat the tea, add a little honey to enhance the taste (optional) and there you go! A perfect cup of eucalyptus tea.
Tea for Head Colds
- Dried eucalyptus leaves, ½ ounce
- Dried peppermint leaves, ½ ounce
- Dried chamomile leaves, ½ ounce
- Make a mixture of the three types of leaves.
- Add one tablespoon of this mixture to the water along with one tea bag, and let the water boil.
- Let it simmer for 5 minutes.
- Strain and drink.
Though there have been cases of people experiencing some side effects like certain allergies and nausea, it is a very rare phenomenon. Eucalyptus tea has more benefits than it has side effects, and it tastes heavenly too. So what are you waiting for exactly? Go make a cup today.