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Eucalyptus Tea

Eucalyptus Tea

Eucalyptus tea combines the goodness of two products, tea and eucalyptus to produce a drink that is packed with the goodness of nutrients. What are some of its benefits and are there any side effects to it? Let us find out through this article.
HolisticZine Staff
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.

Health Benefits

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.

Unblocks Nose
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.

Immune Enhancer
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.

Controls Diabetes
This tea helps control the blood sugar in our bodies, a direct result of which is that it controls the onset of diabetes.

Internal Cleanser
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.

Mouth Sores
Eucalyptus tea helps to soothe mouth sores and provides relief to irritated gums.

Relieves Fever
This tea is often recommended during a fever because it has the ability to reduce body temperature and thereby bring the fever into control.

Recipes

Plain Tea

Ingredients
  • Eucalyptus leaves, 2 - 3
  • Tea bags, 2
  • Honey
  • Water
Procedure
  1. Cut the eucalyptus leaves into bits. This will release the aroma better.
  2. 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.
  3. After it starts boiling, lower the flame and let it simmer for about 5 minutes.
  4. Take it down from the stove and let it sit for 30 minutes. This will allow the aroma to seep in better.
  5. You could remove the tea bags if you do not wish the tea to be strong.
  6. 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

Ingredients
  • Dried eucalyptus leaves, ½ ounce
  • Dried peppermint leaves, ½ ounce
  • Dried chamomile leaves, ½ ounce
  • Water
Procedure
  1. Make a mixture of the three types of leaves.
  2. Add one tablespoon of this mixture to the water along with one tea bag, and let the water boil.
  3. Let it simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. 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.