Rich in aromatic oils such as eucalyptol - Great for herbal tea infusions.
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Imported from UK.
Eucalyptus Tea The pungent lance-shaped eucalyptus leaves are
used to make herbal tea, or more accurately called a herbal
infusion or tisane, although sometimes a little eucalyptus bark
is added too. The leaves have a strong scent because they are
rich in aromatic oils such as eucalyptol. The leaves are usually
dried and lightly macerated before adding hot water and steeping
for at least 15 minutes in order to draw all the beneficial
compounds out of the plant fibers. However, don’t use boiling
water because some of the compounds are destroyed with high heat.
Benefits of Eucalyptol Eucalyptol comprises about 70 percent of
the volatile oil in eucalyptus leaves. In addition to being a
strong antibacterial, eucalyptol affects the mucus membranes that
line the nose, sinuses and lungs, which leads to decongestion and
the release of mucus and phlegm. Consequently, eucalyptus
products such as oil extracts, teas and lozenges are safe and
effective for reducing the symptoms of head colds, sore throats,
sinus infections and bronchitis. Eucalyptus oil is toxic if
consumed in large doses, which is why the leaves are typically
heated and inhaled. Eucalyptus tea, which is much more dilute
than oil extracts, has the dual benefit of being able to be
inhaled and consumed.