Tea is one of the most popular drinks in the world. There’s nothing better in winter than a hot cup of tea, or drinking ice tea in summer to keep fresh in the hot days. But tea is not only a beverage, it is a lot more. There are a lot of health problems that can be dealt with by simply brewing a hot cup of tea. Keep reading to find out about these amazing remedies that use tea to cure health problems.
Sunburn treatment: To ease the pain caused by sunburn, a bath with tea bags is very helpful. All you need to do is to fill your bathtub with water, soak some tea bags in it and let it work its magic.
Tired eyes: Wet tea bags also help to reduce the puffed up look on your tired eyes. Their application is the same as cucumbers or potatoes and you pretty much get the same result, immediately after applying them.
Boils, blisters and canker sores: They can be very uncomfortable and very often associated with pain. In such cases, covering the affected area with a tea bag and leaving it there during the night will drain the boil easily. As for the blisters and canker sores, hot tea bags can be very effective with eliminating the infections from them.
Toohtache: When you experience a toothache or gums pain, the best solution would be to prepare a mixture of peppermint tea and salt. This mixture is used as a mouthwash and it has antiseptic and analgesic effect.
Weight loss: One of the benefits that the green tea can offer is weight loss. The main components of the green tea that are responsible for this are called catechins. They are included in thermogenesis which is predominant factor in losing weight. For the best result, it is recommended to consume up to three cups a day.
Bleeding gums: To stop the bleeding from your gums, especially when caused by tooth extraction, you need to place a cold wet tea bag over the bleeding area, and the bleeding should slow down. If the bleeding is accompanied with pain, the cold tea bag should take care of it too.
Foot odor: To reduce this unpleasant smell, it takes a little bit longer, but still an effective treatment. It is an everyday procedure that includes a tub prepared with brewed tea, and you’ll need to soak your feet in it for at least 20 minutes.
Bad breath: If you have bad breath coming out of your mouth, a gargle with tea should take care of it. You need to repeat this few times during the day.
Menstrual Cramps: A lot of women are struggling with stomach pain during their period. The pain caused by muscle spasms can be managed by the amino acid glycine. Chamomile tea stimulates the production of this amino acid, so it is recommended to drink it during your period.
Cold and flu: The best choice to get better when you have the cold is to drink ginger tea. To have even greater effect you should mix grated ginger (2 teaspoons) and honey (1 teaspoon) and boil them with one cup of water.
Stuffy Nose: With stuffy nose, any tea would do the job. To unblock the pathways, make sure you have the tea hot, and it would be even better if you choose sage tea.
Sore throat: The right remedy for sore throat is ginger tea. Choose any tea you like, mix it with ginger and boil them together for around 5 minutes.
Headaches: Migraines and headaches can be calmed with a hot herbal tea. It is advisable to prepare the tea with peppermint, vervain or lemon balm.
Gas and bloating: This is another benefit that the ginger tea can offer. Drinking this tea will help you get rid of the uncomfortable stomach gas and bloating.
Indigestion: The menthol is very helpful with indigestion, as well with nausea and vomiting. To free yourself from these disturbing symptoms you need mint tea made out of 1 tablespoon of mint leaves boiled in water.
Who knew tea can be useful in so many instances. Not only is it a tasty, calming or refreshing beverage, it can also be used as a remedy or even mosquito repellent. The best part? This remedy has no side effects as it is 100% natural, but will deal with these health problems effectively!