8 Ways Tea Bags Can Be Helpful in Your Daily Life

It can be hard to imagine, but our ancestors from 1,500 BC used to drink tea. And now, centuries later, it’s no surprise that drinking all different types of tea has numerous health benefits. What most people don’t know, though, is that grabbing a teabag from your kitchen can help with several home emergencies.

Bright Side discovered some of them and now we want to share our knowledge with you.

1. It can help you get rid of blackheads and acne.

Green tea is rich with antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties and is perfect for you if you’re struggling with blackheads and acne. You can mix the interior of 2 bags with warm water and honey to create a natural face mask. Leave it on your face for 20 minutes to see the redness and irritation go away.

2. It can ease your toothache.

One easy way to get rid of that painful toothache is with the topical use of peppermint tea. Since it has antibacterial and numbing effects, one slightly warm tea bag can be pressed onto your hurting tooth until the pain goes away.

3. It helps alleviate menstrual cramps.

Menstrual cramps can be a woman’s worst enemy, but the good news is that chamomile is a natural muscle soother. You can either drink it warm in the form of tea or, if you have a bathtub, create a chamomile bath.

4. It can ease sore nipples after breastfeeding.

Breastfeeding can be a magical bonding moment between a mother and her baby, but it’s not always painless. In this case, peppermint tea can also be a good remedy for sore and cracked nipples: just make a warm tea bag compress and apply it gently.

5. It can reduce puffiness and red-eye.

After a night of poor sleep, it’s not uncommon to wake up with puffiness and red eyes. But a cold compress of green tea can help you feel brand new again.

6. It will help your plants grow healthier.

Don’t toss your used tea bags, they can improve the health of your soil and plants. Mix with the other organic scraps you naturally produce at home and then add everything into your pots.

7. It can help heal your mosquito bites.

As chamomile has wound-healing properties, it can also be helpful with painful insect bites. To do so, make chamomile tea and let it cool down in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Then, apply gently on the bite for 10 minutes. Repeat the process if necessary.

8. It can help treat minor injuries.

If you have kids at home, bruises and scratches can be a daily occurrence. To help with the redness, swelling, and pain, you can apply a cold bag of black tea to the injury.

Which tea flavors are always in your kitchen cabinet?

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