Eucalyptus, a Super Tea
Updated: Aug 11, 2022
Eucalyptus sp. are a common Australian plant genus containing 100's of useful medicinal species Australia wide.
Uses and Benefits
Eucalyptus is traditionally consumed by drinking a tea made from infusing one or two leaves into hot water. Dosing the tea is safe for adults however not recommended for children as their young stomachs can be sensitive to the tea.
The tea assists in clearing the respiratory system of mucus and expands the bronchi and bronchioles in your lungs which can make breathing easier and deeper. (this could be behind its anti anxiety and calming effects!)
An anti anxiety that assists in relieving stress and calms the mind and body.
Also effective in relieving cold and flu symptoms including fever, chills and body aches.
The tea is high in antioxidants, which can help protect your body from oxidative stress and free radical damage. Also an anti inflammatory which can relieve pain caused from inflammation.
Also beneficial for teeth and gum health as eucalyptus tea reduces bacteria in the mouth.
Inhaling the steam is also effective in relieve respiratory issues, coughs and colds. Can also relieve stress.
Smelling the freshly crushed leaves can relieve stress.