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Drink Eucalyptus Tea to Boost Antioxidant Intake and Health Benefits

  blog post author icon   blog post published date icon   07/25/22

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Today the powers of eucalyptus are a mystery to some. This medicinal plant remains a marquee ingredient of a healthy lifestyle. Learn more about the health benefits of eucalyptus tea and its powerful antioxidant content.

Ancient Australians used Eucalyptus tea to bring down fever before the 18th century. The plant was introduced worldwide.

Its versatility in treating different ailments made it a popular natural remedy in many cultures. Soon eucalyptus and eucalyptus tea became a staple of traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurveda

What Is Eucalyptus?

Eucalyptus, aka eucalyptus globulus, is a tree native to Australia and part of Oceania. The eucalyptus tree does grow in other parts of the world due to the innovation of reforestation.

Eucalyptus is one of the fastest growing trees, making it readily available. There are various species of eucalyptus.

Some dwarf species stay as shrubs, while some trees reach heights of nearly 200 feet. The eucalyptus we consume is the leaves of the tree.

There are many ways these leaves are used. Their essential oils can be extracted. They can also be steam distilled or placed directly on the skin

In this guide, we will discuss the specific benefits of eucalyptus leaves in the form of tea. Eucalyptus leaves are dried and minced to make one of the most healthy drinks available. Learn more about what this drink can do for you below.

Aids Respiratory Health

Eucalyptus is high in limonene. Limonene functions as an antioxidant in the body and fights free radicals. Limonene aids the respiratory symptoms with its antiviral, and antiseptic properties.

Even just inhaling the essential oils of eucalyptus clears congestion and relieves nasal passage inflammation. This is beneficial for people with chronic sinusitis or nasal congestion.

Eucalyptus tea also benefits those people with one-time colds, flu, coughs, sore throats, and allergies. Eucalyptus tea is an expectorant. So it not only clears passages but aids the body in excreting excess phlegm and mucus.

Some people find eucalyptus tea helps reduce snoring relating to congested airways.

Eases Gastrointestinal Upset and Supports Healthy Digestion

Eucalyptus is a natural detoxifier. By removing toxins from the body eucalyptus helps improve the health of the digestive system. This promotes the improved breakdown of food and nutrients.

The bioavailability of nutrients is then heightened. Your body can more readily take in nutrients and minerals.

Regulates Blood Sugar

Eucalyptus tea stimulates insulin production which assists in maintaining healthy blood sugar levels. This may prevent pre-diabetes and diabetes. maintaining healthy blood sugar is important for a whole other host of reasons.

Healthy blood sugar keeps your energy levels balanced. This prevents sudden sugar cravings that lead to binge eating and weight gain.

Maintaining blood sugar levels can also increase productivity. When blood sugar is balanced you are better able to concentrate and maintain your focus.

Naturally Boosts the Immune System

Eucalyptus is antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial. The terpene, eucalyptol, is especially powerful at clearing the body of toxic irritants. Eucalyptol is one of the most researched terpenes due to its powerful medicinal properties.

The terpene eucalyptol is anti-cancer, anti-microbial, anti-fungal, anti-viral, anti-hyperglycemic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-parasitic. Its properties protect the body's immune system against all kinds of diseases.

This makes eucalyptus tea a powerful infection fighter as well. It may reduce the opportunity of getting sick in the short and long run.

Eucalyptus also aids in detoxing the body which benefits the immune systems. The liver and kidney detoxification from eucalyptus tea also assists in clearing up acne. It aids urinary and bladder issues, fights UTIs, and clears cystitis, in addition to treating E.coli, step, and yeast infections.

Avoid Sleep Procrastination With Eucalyptus Tea

Sleep procrastination is a dangerous, albeit seemingly harmless habit, that disrupts sleep quality and quantity. It is the response to delay sleep due to a desire to wind down after a long work day. People opt for a few hours of entertainment at the sacrifice of sleep leading to a delayed bedtime.

Adopting a healthy bedtime routine of reading, stretching, prayer, and/or a cup of eucalyptus tea is one of the easiest ways to prevent sleep procrastination. If you've developed the habit of avoiding bed or getting into bed without trying to sleep, substitute this behavior with a hot cup of eucalyptus tea before bed.

It will help you relax and wind down as eucalyptus is an herbal tea and it has no caffeine. 

The Benefits of Alpha-Lipoic Acid and Eucalyptus Tea

In combination with eucalyptus tea, the antioxidant, alpha-lipoic acid can create a powerful health duo. Alpha-Lipoic Acid is found in different foods and supplements and is useful to increase antioxidant intake alongside eucalyptus tea.

Alpha-Lipoic acid is a naturally occurring antioxidant produced by the human body. It occurs in every single cell and fights free radicals in the body. Like eucalyptus tea, alpha-lipoic acid helps prevent diabetes. 

ALA is also powerful at binding with toxic heavy metals like mercury, arsenic, and other free radicals to excrete them from the body. 

Full Body Health Benefits With Eucalyptus Tea

The convenience of eucalyptus tea is that one drink does wonders for many parts of your body. It is truly a whole-body grounding ritual to enjoy a cup of this tea regularly. 

You will find it relieves your sinuses and congestion, eases stress, melts away tension, aids digestion, makes skin glow, improves the health of your teeth and gums, and helps whole body cleansing. With these benefits, you'll feel invigorated and refreshed both by the antioxidant properties and the stimulating scent of eucalyptus.

Start incorporating eucalyptus tea into your diet and start seeing, and feeling, the benefits. 


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Jay Todtenbier is an original founder of SupplementRelief.com in 2010 and has operated the business ever since. He is also a tennis instructor and gospel musician. Formerly he spent 25 years in business development, technology and marketing with startups and major corporations having gone through the tech boom in Silicon Valley in the 90s. He became passionate about, and began studying and practicing Wellness as a Lifestyle after experiencing chronic, personal health challenges including depression, auto-immune disorders, and being overweight that impacted his ability to live a healthy, vibrant life. Since then, he has been an advocate for healthier living encouraging others to live better through making small, gradual changes to lifestyle behaviors relating to whole-foods nutrition, stress management, reasonable exercise, proper sleep, and the use of targeted, high-quality supplements.

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