Eucalyptus Tea: Your Arsenal Against Cold and Flu

eucalyptus-teaEucalyptus tea is such an amazing natural remedy and so easy to make.  The weather is starting to change here, so that means colds are going to start going around and flu season is here.  At least they are pushing the vaccine.  I am not going to get into that controversy, except that the vaccine doesn’t always match the flu strains.  So use Eucalyptus tea to beat that cold and flu.

Eucalyptus grows in many places in the U.S.  I don’t even have my own tree and I got leaves to make this tea.  There is a whole row of them growing by my son’s school.  Kind of like a row of medicine trees.  If you are into natural things, you know what I mean. I just asked permission to pick a few branches.  Usually these trees grow so big that those branches will never even be missed.

First, wash a handful of leaves and put them in a pan to boil.  Once your water is boiling, turn off the burner.  Let the leaves steep for 15 minutes with the lid on.  This ensures all the oils of the eucalyptus don’t escape in the steam before you can ingest them.  This is very important!

boiling-water-eucalytus-teaStrain and pour directly into your teacup.  I just used the pan lid to strain mine.  Relax, and don’t forget to breathe some of that steam in.  You will find this tea is very mild.

eucalyptus-tea1Eucalyptus tea also has some other benefits, you can read about them in my post here.

Some Precautions

Pregnant and nursing mothers should not use eucalyptus.  If you are taking prescription medications, please check with your doctor first.  Persons with asthma, seizures, liver or kidney disease, and hypotension should talk with their doctor before using.

Some Final Thoughts

Thinking about the cold and flu season makes me think of some of the medicines commonly taken for cold and flu.  The thought makes me shudder.  Some of them taste so bad or so sweet, I can’t stand it.  Eucalyptus tea is very mild and has none of that ‘medicine’ taste.

No Eucalyptus trees?  No problem!  Buy it here.


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  1. Linda at Mixed Kreations says:

    I didn’t even know that you could make eucalyptus into tea and I would of thought that it would be strong instead of mild tasting. Was going to ask if I could use the oils to make tea but your other post answered that. Would like to try it but I don’t think eucalyptus grows here in Texas. I will have to check the health food store near by and see if they sell the tea. Thanks for sharing this info. Pinning!

  2. Jann Olson says:

    I have never heard of Eucalyptus tea. Sounds very beneficial! I could have used it this week. Have had my first cold in over 2 years. 🙁 Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  3. JES says:

    This is perfect as we have a tree and yet I have never thought of using in a tea! Thank you for sharing this on the Art of Home-Making Mondays! 🙂

  4. Deborah Davis says:

    With winter coming soon I am pleased to learn that Eucalyptus tea can help to beat that cold and flu.I must try it. I am delighted that you shared the health benefits and preparation of Eucalyptus tea with us on the Healthy Happy Green and Natural Party Blog Hop. I appreciate it. I’m pinning and sharing.

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