Are you enjoying a steaming hot cup of tea while reading this article? We hope you have not yet tossed the teabag!
Inside that little pouch you hold the key to a host of home remedies and life hacks that will make you healthier and happier. Continue reading to find out how tea can help treat everything from sunburn to canker sores.
1. Heal bruises.
Both green and black tea contain tannins which help shrink swollen tissue and narrow blood vessels, according to Annie’s Remedy.
This is why tea is a great life hack for healing bruises, which emerge when the tiny capillaries under the surface of the skin are damaged. So next time you have a nasty blue bruise or a black eye, dip a tea bag in hot water, let it cool and then lay it on the bruised area.
2. Treat sunburn.
It’s summer time. Beach weather also means sunburn weather. Treat your hot, aching skin with cool, wet tea bags. If you are burnt from head to toe, Reader’s Digest suggests placing tea bags in the bathtub and treating yourself to a tea soak.
This method also works for minor burns from devices such as curling irons, teapots and steam irons.
3. Shrink warts.
According to Divine Caroline, the tannic acid and bacteria fighting qualities found in tea are effective for shrinking warts.
To use this home remedy, place a warm teabag on the wart for ten minutes a few times a day until the wart shrinks.