Natural remedies based on plants and herbs are more popular than ever, thanks mainly due to their effectiveness. While some cynics still doubt their effectiveness, new research continues to unveil interesting truths about the myriad of benefits that they have to offer. Eucalyptus is one of the most widely used natural remedies and the aforementioned cynics have likely relied on it recently even if they don't realize it. It can be found in a variety of forms, but the tea form eucalyptus is one of the most effective ways to use the plant for your health. Like other natural remedies, this tea is great for relieving a number of general ailments but it is also excellent for very specific illnesses as well.
Most people have used eucalyptus during a cold, as it is the chief ingredient in a wide range of cough drops and even some liquid cough suppressants. As effective as it is in this state, eucalyptus tea is even more so. Just inhaling the steam that rolls off a hot cup of this tea is enough to clear your airways, break down mucus, and help with a host of respiratory issues including those that come with a cold or flu, whooping cough, emphysema, and asthma. If you need to breathe a bit easier, this tea is the perfect ticket to that. If you feel a cold or flu coming on, eucalyptus tea could be your best friend. In addition to drinking eucalyptus tea and inhaling the vapors from it, it can be rubbed on the chest to help alleviate the congestion that comes with colds, just like a menthol rub.
It helps provide relief for sore throats and even fights the infections that cause them. It can also help provide relief for numerous types of mouth sores. These benefits are increased when the tea is rinsed and gargled with. It can also act as a cleanser, helping to remove germs and bacteria thanks to its antibacterial properties.
Another excellent benefit that eucalyptus tea can be used for is its ability to reduce feelings of pain and inflammation. This tea can be taken internally to reduce inflammation but it can also be used externally. Apply cooled eucalyptus tea to a cloth to use it to relieve small wounds such as cuts, scrapes, rashes, small bug bites, and bruises. Not only can this help by relieving any pain or discomfort from the wounds, it can also help by speeding healing and preventing infection of open wounds.