Various Uses of Tea apart from consuming as a drink
Usually, Tea is popular for consuming as a drink. There are lots of other benefits using tea in different ways. Some are as below:
- A few used teabags in the bottom of a planter can help the soil retain water, and adds valuable nutrients.
- Burning tealeaves is said to be repel mosquitoes with none of the side effects of chemical bug sprays.
- What can you do when you forget to use sunscreen and have to pay the price with a painful burn? A few wet tea bags applied to the affected skin will take out the sting. This works well for other types of minor burns.
- Tired, achy, or puffy eyes. Soak two tea bags in warm water and place them over your closed eyes for 20 minutes reduce puffiness and soothe tired eyes.
- To soothe razor burn and relieve painful nicks and cuts, apply a wet tea bag to the affected area. To give a natural shine to dry hair, use a quart (litter) of warm, unsweetened tea (freshly brewed or instant) as a final rinse after your regular shampoo.
- Is the baby still crying from that recent injection /vaccine shot? Try wetting a tea bag and placing it over the site of the injection. Hold it gently in place until the crying stops. It will soothe the soreness.
- Soaking your feet in strong tea for 20 minutes per day may be a relaxing and effective way to reduce foot odour. Instead of baking soda (or maybe in addition), try used tea bags in the fridge to absorb odours.
- To salvage a partially broken fingernail, use a piece of mesh tea bag to create a splint of sorts between the nail and the broken piece. Coat in nail polish.
- For an older child who loses a tooth, try putting a cold, wet teabag in the mouth where the tooth was lost. It can reduce bleeding and soothe pain.
- Some acne sufferers swear by washing their faces with green tea to cure or reduce their acne.
- Freshly brewed tea is great for cleaning wood furniture and floors/ sparkle mirrors Just boil a couple of tea bags and soft cloth in the tea, wring out the excess, and use it to wipe away dirt and grime. Buff dry with a clean, soft cloth.
…an Article by DHARA SHAH
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