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Various Uses Of TEA

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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