We often hear of green tea being consumed for weight loss and for improving overall genera health. But have you heard of using green tea for other day-to-day problems like reduction of puffy eyes and dark circles, to get rid of bad breath and odour, to condition your hair, to soothe burns and many other such issues?
Well, green tea can be your simple and very effective go-to ingredient for all your daily needs.
Here are the top 8 green tea remedies:
1. For Puffy Eyes
Green tea contains caffeine and thus can help ease the symptoms of puffy eyes. All you need to do is steep two bags of green tea in a cup of hot water for 10 minutes. Then, remove it out, drain out the excess liquid and place them in the refrigerator for an hour to cool.
Next, place the tea bags on your closed eyes for 10 to 15 minutes, applying gentle pressure to press the tea bags down onto your eyes.
2. For Burns
Green tea contains tannins and also has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that can help promote faster healing of burns.
All you need to do is steep two bags of green tea in a cup of hot water for 10 minutes. Then, remove it out, drain out the excess liquid and let it cool before placing it directly on the burn to soothe it. Exert very little pressure while placing the tea bag on the burn.
3. For Dark Circles
You can apply a cold green tea bag on your eyes to help reduce the appearance of those nasty dark circles.
You will need to place an already steeped green tea bag in the refrigerator for an hour before using it for your dark circles.
Leave the tea bag on your eyes for 15 to 20 minutes before removing them.
4. For Conditioning of the Hair
Green tea hair conditioner can help make your hair smooth, soft and silky in texture, while also promoting better hair growth and reduced hair fall.
You can mix together 1 tbsp green tea, ½ tbsp coconut oil and ½ tsp olive oil together and apply this all over your hair and scalp. Leave it on for half an hour and then as usual, rinse off with a mild shampoo and conditioner. Do this once to twice a week.
5. For Foot Odour
Green tea can help kill bacteria and reduce bacterial formation that is the cause for the odour.
You can steep two green tea bags in half a bucket of hot water. Soak your feet in this mixture for around15 to 20 minutes, to get rid of bad foot odour.
6. For Bad Breath
The antibacterial properties, along with its polyphenol compounds in green tea can help ward of bacteria that causes bad breath.
Drinking a cup of green tea every day can help ward off bad breath over time.
7. For Sunburns
Green tea contains compounds called tannic acid and also theobromine that can help relieve pain and heal skin that has been damaged.
Thus, you can steep 2 green tea bags in a cup of hot water and then leave it to cool. The strain the green tea water and let this green tea be refrigerated for an hour. After this, you can soak a cotton swab in this green tea and apply it gently all over the sunburnt area.
8. For Beautiful Skin
Green tea is rich in vitamin E and can help promote healthier, more beautiful and nourished skin.
Thus, you can simply consume a cup of green tea every morning on an empty stomach or topically apply cool green tea on your face, leave it on for an hour and then rinse off with a mild conditioner for the best effects on the skin.