Eucalypteae eucalyptus tea leaves (100g)
Eucalyptus tea is an herbal tea made from the leaves of the Australian Eucalyptus globulus tree.
POSSIBLE HEALTH BENEFITS
- High in antioxidants
- Treatment of asthma, bronchitis, colds, blocked nose, flu, and respiratory problems
- Get rid of headaches
- Anti-inflammatory (pain) and wounds
- Cold sores
- Fungal infections
- Reduce dental plaque and bad breath and bleeding gums
- Treatment for diabetes
- Insect repellent
- Treat liver, gallbladder, and bladder
- Diabetes – eucalyptus might help lower blood sugar
The leaves are known to contain flavonoids and tannins that provide both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
The main flavonoids in eucalyptus include catechins, isorhamnetin, luteolin, kaempferol, phloretin, and quercetin. Diets rich in these compounds may protect against certain cancers, heart disease, and dementia.
Flavonoids help regulate cellular activity and fight off free radicals that cause oxidative stress on your body. In simpler terms, they help your body function more efficiently while protecting it against everyday toxins and stressors. Flavonoids are also powerful antioxidant agents.
Eucalyptus leaves are rich in Limonene which is antiviral. It is used to make medicine. Limonene is used to promote weight loss, prevent cancer, treat cancer, and treat bronchitis.
Limonene's potential effects and benefits
- Elevated mood.
- Stress relief.
- Antifungal properties.
- Antibacterial properties.
- May help relieve heartburn and gastric reflux.
- Improves absorption of other terpenes and chemicals by way of the skin, mucous membranes, and digestive tract.
Eucalyptus tea is commonly used as an inhalant to relieve symptoms of the common cold or flu. Inhaling the vapour assists with congested airways.
- Use one teaspoon of loose tea per cup. Add freshly boiled water, allow to brew for 3 minutes. If inhaling, breathe in Eucalyptus vapours while tea is steeping. Strain loose leaves from the cup before drinking.
Disclaimer: This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease and has not been evaluated by the Medicines Control Council.
What's in the box
100 grams of Eucalyptus leave
Adding honey to your eucalyptus tea will add sweetness. If you are drinking the tea to soothe a sore throat, the honey may help to ease symptoms as well.1 You may also choose to blend eucalyptus leaf tea with peppermint or chamomile (manzanilla) to increase the soothing properties of the tea.
Eucalyptus tea is completely caffeine-free, although the vapours are sometimes described as bright and invigorating.
- Most of the precautions with Eucalyptus apply to the essential oil—the leaves are generally safe to use. Do not eat the leaves.
- Eucalyptus essential oil is toxic in large quantities. Take breaks from daily use of the essential oil to avoid toxic buildup.
- Don't use it on babies or young children.
- While it is prescribed by some home remedies, taking Eucalyptus oil internally can cause serious liver damage.
- Always dilute essential oils before applying to skin.
- Eucalyptus can be irritating to the face, eyes, and sensitive skin.
Eucalyptus oil is LIKELY UNSAFE when it is taken by mouth without first being diluted. Taking 3.5 mL of undiluted oil can be fatal. Signs of eucalyptus poisoning might include stomach pain and burning, dizziness, muscle weakness, small eye pupils, feelings of suffocation, and some others.
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Renée Phoenix van Wyk (BA(SW) Hons NLP NET NBI)) is registered as a Practitioner in private practice, with the SACCSP (South African Council for Social Service Professions) and the BHF (Board of Healthcare Funders). She practiced as an Industrial Social Worker, majoring in Therapeutic Psychology, before she embraced her true passion of working with adolescents and young adults individually and in the family context.
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