We have chosen and carefully selected only the best leaves that we could find, from Eucalyptus Trees next to rivers, lakes and dams in the wild nature of Cyprus! These leaves make a soothing and an amazingly scented tea that will offer you relief when you most need it.
Eucalyptus tea is an old well-known remedy for breathing problems. Made from the leaves of a tall growing tree, this is a tea that has been a part of traditional medicine for a long time and is still much in use today all over the world.
The best health benefits of eucalyptus include its ability to boost respiratory health, strengthen the immune system, protect skin health, ease stress and anxiety, lower blood sugar, eliminate inflammation, and fight against bacterial infections.
Make a cooled eucalyptus infusion to use as a topical treatment for skin infections or inflammation. Use this herbal tea to clear away bacteria or microbes that are causing your problems.
As a compress this herbal infusion may be used to help scar wounds and begin the healing process. It may be used on cuts, burns and other wounds that you need help cleaning.
When applied topically this tea is also said to make your skin look healthier and feel fresher. You may resort to this tea when you need to get rid of lice or just simply repel insects.
You may find relief from muscle pains or joint stiffness by using a warm compress made with eucalyptus tea. This may also apply when the ache is caused by rheumatism or arthritis. The herbal infusion may clear away the inflammation and soothe the area.
Tip: Try soaking in a bath infused with eucalyptus tea when your body is aching.
Even the most healing teas come with some recommendations. So let's take a quick look at some of them.
Common Side Effects
Eucalyptus leaf tea is considered generally safe, although some rare allergic reactions may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and difficulty breathing much like an asthma attack. This could also be caused by taking too much of this tea.
Drinking this tea may bring down sugar levels, so people who are on diabetes medication should monitor glucose levels carefully.
Also because of its effects on glucose levels, eucalyptus tea should not be taken during the two weeks prior to a surgery.
Avoid Eucalyptus Tea
Pregnant or breastfeeding women should not be drinking eucalyptus tea, unless otherwise advised by the accompanying physician.
This tea should always be made from eucalyptus leaves and not directly from its essential oil as the oil is poisonous and should never be ingested.
Children should not drink this tea. At most they may reap the benefits of breathing in a eucalyptus scented steam.
If you suffer from serious stomach, intestinal, kidney or liver problems, then you should not drink this tea, especially if you have had ulcers or suffered from gastritis. Talk to your doctor about milder herbal remedies that are best suited for you.
How to make eucalyptus tea
When making eucalyptus tea use dried leaves cut up into small pieces. Bring water to a boil. In a teapot, place about 1/2 teaspoon or 1 chopped-up eucalyptus leaf per cup of water (250ml). Pour boiling water over the leaves and let the tea brew for about 5 to 10 minutes. As you wait for the tea to brew or while waiting for it to cool down, take the opportunity to breathe in the healthy vapors that will start the decongesting process.
If you are using this tea to treat a cold or a sore throat then it is a good idea to add honey to sweeten your tea.
Drink about 1 to 2 cups of this tea a day as a preventive herbal remedy, or 3 to 4 cups a day when you are sick.
Eucalyptus tea has a strong, woody aroma and a pale green color once strained. This tea may become bitter if you brew it for too long, so adjust steeping time to your taste.
It is best paired with peppermint and chamomile.
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