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Tea bags for first aid
Both green and black teas contain tannins, astringent compounds that help shrink swollen tissue and narrow blood vessels. Treat black eyes and bruises with a tea bag moistened with hot water. Teas is also rich in antioxidants and cooling to sunburns. Like black tea, green tea contains bioflavonoinds that can help reduce inflammation and fight viral and bacterial infection, but it has fewer tannins, the astringent chemicals that help shrink swollen tissues. Tea bags are a very handy remedy for pinkeye. 268.0
Ingredients:
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Recipe Instructions: :Just apply a wet, cool tea bag to the affected area.

Tags and Uses for this Remedy

  • Bruises/sprains :Life is full of bumps and bruises, from childhood on into old age. Bruises are the result of bleeding when the tiny capillaries under the skin are damaged, usually by an injury.
  • Burns : Minor burns can be treated at home and will heal on their own. The best thing you can do is reduce the heat, by applying cold water or ice.
  • Eyes/Vision :Today's modern lifestyle includes long hours engaged with electronics: computer screens, TV screens, video games, phones, digital readers, and even old fashioned books. We tend to ignore the resulting eyestrain because we assume nothing can be done about it.
  • Insect/flea Bites :Herbal oils make excellent after-bite remedies because they calm the inflammation, reduce itching, are antibacterial and regenerative to damaged skin.
  • Skin Care :Natural, organic skin care remedies do a better job of protecting and healing skin than store bought cosmetics.
  • Sunburns :Herbal remedies like St. Johns wort and tamanu oil offer protection and healing in cases of sunburn.
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