Drinking tea, be it black, white, green or herbal, is to take advantage of its many beneficial properties. But you don’t have to drink it to experience tea’s healing properties. Try some of these easy remedies.
Did you overdo it at the gym? Miserable with menstrual cramps? Grab a few bags of ginger tea, add them to your hot bath water and soak the pain away. This stimulates blood flow, calms the nerves and melts stress.
Too much time at the computer? Spent hours squinting at detail work? Wet a couple of chrysanthemum tea bags in slightly warm water, lie back and place a tea bag on each eye. This relaxes the blood vessels around the eyes.
Just as effective as over the counter acne creams, without the drying effect, green tea draws out toxins while simultaneously decreasing inflammation. Add a tea bag to a cup of hot water and steep for 20 minutes, allow the water to cool then use a cotton ball to dot those pimples away.
Stinky, sweaty feet an embarrassing problem? Try this! In a foot basin, add 1 or more quarts of cool water. Boil an additional quart of water, turn off heat and add four or five regular tea bags. Let steep 15 minutes, add the tea water to basin and soak feet for 30 minutes. Do this every day for a week, making a fresh batch each time. You will be amazed at how effective this is.
Steam away the stuffiness! Add a couple of peppermint tea bags to a bowl of hot water, put a towel about your head and breathe.
A wet calendula tea bag applied to the affected area for 5 or more minutes will calm the redness and quell the pain.
Take tea time in an alternate way and see if you don’t score a hole in one for your health!