This combination of ingredients makes the infusion relaxing and beneficial for the respiratory tract . The properties of eucalyptus leaves and those of organic hemp combine to give benefits to our health and well-being.
Eucalyptus and hemp infusion: properties and benefits
Eucalyptus is an Australian tree, now grown all over the world for the beneficial characteristics of its leaves. These contain an oil, which provides various health benefits as a natural disinfectant, balsamic and soothing for the respiratory tract. Eucalyptus leaves contain a substance that can provide an excellent remedy for cough and congestion, which helps loosen mucus and provides immediate relief from congestion in the nose and our airways.
It is eucalyptol , the ingredient responsible for these properties and also known as cineole. Without exaggerating the doses, as it could lead to inflammation, this infusion can be useful in treating congestion associated with the occasional cold or flu, one of the best natural remedies.
Again thanks to its properties, eucalyptus can alleviate the symptoms of those suffering from sinusitis, reducing swelling in the nose.
Eucalyptus is most effective when inhaled, so it's important to keep the hot cup of tea close by and breathe in the aromatic vapor.
This balsamic ingredient can calm coughs, especially if it comes from an accumulation of mucus which, once dissolved and expelled easily, frees the respiratory system. Eucalyptol can expand the bronchi and bronchioles of the lungs, alleviating the condition of inflammation.
Eucalyptus is a common ingredient in cold and cough products, and is also being studied as a potential ingredient to improve asthma symptoms.
In the herbal medicine tradition, eucalyptus leaves represent a natural antibacterial, but they are also a great source of antioxidants, particularly flavonoids.
antioxidants protect the body from free radical damage and aging.
Furthermore, the infusion of eucalyptus leaves can improve the health of the teeth, as the leaves are rich in ethanol and macrocarpon C - a type of polyphenol able to fight bacteria which can cause tooth decay and gum inflammation. For this reason, eucalyptol is often added to the mouthwash.
The union with hemp leaves also occurs because eucalyptus is believed to be able to reduce the symptoms of stress, in calming and relaxing herbal teas.
Eucalyptol is considered an anti-anxiety ingredient that can reduce blood pressure, calm by acting on the parasympathetic nervous system, which promotes relaxation. The infusion of organic hemp can be made using the leaves of the plant, to obtain vitamins and chlorophyll, and antioxidants such as terpenoids, cannabinoids and flavonoids.
The benefits of the so-called hemp tea range from detoxification to antioxidant action, improving gastrointestinal functions, and especially helping for psycho-physical relaxation.
Hemp is a muscle relaxant, acts on the nervous system and promotes rest, also with effects against hypertension and antispasmodics. A remedy that, in combination with other herbal tea ingredients, can also be useful for calming menstrual pain.
It also has natural anti-inflammatory effects, in fact, often useful for those suffering from arthritis and muscle pain. The relaxing and sedative properties of hemp are also combined with those of some beneficial compounds for the digestive system.
In the herbal tea there are also organic ingredients useful for well-being such as ginger, fennel, apple, moringa, hibiscus flowers and rose petals .
Origins and History of cultivation
The blend of relaxing herbal tea has several natural elements that help the well-being of the nervous and digestive systems.
To create this infusion, various organic ingredients were used: eucalyptus leaves, ginger, fennel, apple, moringa, hibiscus flowers, hemp leaves, rose petals, oil of eucalyptus. The main component, the Eucalyptus is atree native to Australia, now cultivated all over the world.
It has been used for hundreds of years by Australian Aborigines to lower fevers, fight infections and for the health of the respiratory system.
Aboriginal people are thought to have been the first to use eucalyptus leaves for medical purposes, as this tree has only been introduced to the rest of the world since the 18th century, and since the 19th century it has been planted in Europe and Asia. Today, eucalyptus trees are also used to combat deforestation, as they grow rapidly. In any case, the dried leaves continue to be appreciated for the medicinal properties of eucalyptol and eucalyptus oil.
These leaves can also be used for decorations with potpourri, and for the creation of sweets, honey, perfumes and more. Hemp, on the other hand, is a plant that has been used for millennia, both for health benefits and as a food and source of textile fibers; it was used in religious rituals and ceremonies.
It is one of the oldest plants, cultivated for over 10,000 years and found in archaeological remains in China and in ancient Mesopotamia. Famous were the hemp ropes and as a material for rough fabrics, while the flowers and seeds were often used for therapeutic virtues.
Plant and flowers
The components of the herbal tea are many, and the mixture contains leaves and flowers of different origins.
We offer an infusion with eucalyptus leaves, ginger, fennel, apple, moringa, hibiscus flowers, hemp leaves, rose petals, eucalyptus oil. Eucalyptus plants are evergreen trees of the genus of the Myrtaceae family. There are around 700 species of eucalyptus, many of which are called rubber trees. They are also recognizable by the characteristic citrus aroma emanating from the crushed eucalyptus leaves.
Hemp comes from the Cannabis sativa plant, also known as industrial hemp. It is a plant of the Cannabaceae family, cultivated for its fiber and edible seeds. Hemp should not be confused with cannabis plants from the same family, but with a higher THC content.
Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is a flowering plant whose rhizome, the root of ginger, is used as a spice and in herbal medicine. It is a perennial herb that grows for about one meter; the flowers give pale yellow petals, and arise directly from the rhizome on separate shoots.
Moringa oleifera is a fast growing tree of the Moringaceae family. It is native to the Indian subcontinent and resists drought. It is found widespread in tropical and equatorial areas, growing in height up to about 10 meters.
Hibiscus (Hibiscus) is a genus of flowering plants of the Malvaceae family. The genus includes hundreds of species, all native to warm temperate, subtropical and tropical regions around the world. The large-flowered species are used to dry the petals.
The Malus domestica plant of the Rosaceae family gives us apples. It is a tree native to Asia, now widespread throughout the planet. The fruits are diversified in colors and in the many varieties.
The Rose is a perennial flowering plant of the Rosaceae family. There are more than three hundred species and thousands of cultivars of this famous plant, which can be in the form of erect shrubs, climbing, thorny or not. The flowers vary in size, shape and color from white to yellow and red. Most of the species are native to Asia.
Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) is a flowering plant of the carrot family. It is consumed as a vegetable. All parts of the plant are fragrant, and it has yellow flowers. It is native to the coasts of the Mediterranean, but has spread to many parts of the world, especially near the coast of the sea and on the banks of rivers.
Nutritional values of the eucalyptus and hemp infusion
This infusion contains several antioxidants, such as the flavonoids catechins, isorhamnetin, luteolin, kaempferol, phloretin and quercetin. It also makes available substances such as eucalyptol , and compounds including t herpenoids, myrcene, limonene, pinene, β-caryophyllene, limonene .
Eucalyptus leaves also contain phenolic acids and tannins .
How to use the ingredients in a relaxing herbal tea
The infusion is obtained by putting the mixture of leaves and flowers with water at 100 ° C into a cup (250 ml). Leave to infuse for 10 to 12 minutes, before drinking the relaxing and balsamic herbal tea.
Add honey or sugar if desired.
Eucalyptus and hemp infusion: side effects and contraindications
Among the calming and relaxing herbal teas, this combination has no particular side effects, but it is necessary to respect the recommended quantities. Excessive consumption can cause adverse reactions, and it is also possible to be allergic to the components of the infusion. Therefore, it is recommended to read its composition carefully.
Eucalyptus should be taken with care if you suffer from gastric ulcers, or liver or kidney diseases. It can also cause problems for chronic acid reflux sufferers. Furthermore, the presence of hemp can induce some side effects in high doses, such as extreme tiredness, apathy, anxiety. It is advisable to take the herbal tea in the evening, as it can cause quick sleepiness.
Not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women.