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DIY Home Remedies with Tea

We have all heard of green tea being good for losing weight, but did you know that this nifty, delicious beverage also improves blood flow, lowers cholesterol, reduces high blood pressure, helps prevent heart attacks and also promotes brain function? Beyond these advantages, it also has plenty of bonuses for those that include them in their regular diet, including using them as a form of home remedies for a wide range of reasons.

Homemade tea for colds

Instant green tea contains a plethora of antioxidants, trace minerals and chlorophyll. When combined, this concoction does a lot to boost your immune system. Drinking four cups a day can also reduce symptoms cold or flu symptoms. Pro top: add some ginger and lemon to your brew to increase its efficacy.

Did you know...

Lightly steamed green tea leaves – when applied as a face mask – have been known to help protect skin from forming potentially cancerous spots. The brew can help rejuvenate skin cells, maintain collagen levels, and reduce ageing effects. If you’re looking to reduce sore or red spots on your skin, it can even help to soothe the surface and moisturise along the way. Who knew tea could do so much?

Easy tea home remedy recipes

An easy green tea facial home remedy

What you will need:

1 tablespoon green tea

1 tablespoon baking soda

1 tablespoon honey

Mixing bowl

Measuring spoon

Towel

Method:

Place a teabag in a hot cup of water and let it soak for about an hour. Break the teabag open when it is cool and add the contents to a bowl with the baking soda and honey to create a paste. Clean your face and then apply the paste to your face and gently massage the paste to remove dead skin cells. Leave the mask on for 10 to 15 minutes and then rinse off with warm water and pat your face dry.

Note that not all brews are made equal, so choose a good quality product – like our instant green tea range – for the best results.

A ginger tea remedy for digestion and mood enhancement

What you will need (makes 1 cup):

1.5 cups of water

3 centimetres of fresh ginger

One teaspoon honey

4-5 peppercorns

Peel, wash and cut a piece of fresh into fine slices. Fill a saucepan with 1 and a half cups of water and a few peppercorns. Bring it to boil and let it simmer for a further 10-15 minutes. Using a strainer strain the infusion into a cup; add honey.

Chamomile and lemon balm tea to induce sleep

What you will need:

A spoonful of dried chamomile flowers

A spoonful of dried and crushed lemon balm leaves

These two herbs are packed full of relaxing properties. Lemon balm, with its mild, minty and lemony flavour – combined with chamomile –  makes a concoction that soothes the nerves and induces sleep. Just seep a spoonful of dried chamomile flowers and a spoonful of dried and crushed lemon balm leaves in a pot, complete with 3-4 cups of hot water. Let it sit for a few minutes before drinking.

Mint and Lavender tea for fresh breath

What you will need (makes 2 cups):

A spoonful of mint

¼ spoon of lavender flowers

A teaspoon of honey

Mint and lavender make a delicious tea that relaxes you and simultaneously freshens your breath. This combination has antimicrobial and antiviral properties as well. To brew mint and lavender tea, use one teaspoon of dry leaves. Bring three cups of water to a boil and let it cool for a few minutes. Once brewed, you can cool it down and serve with honey and ice as iced tea.

Herbal teas to boost your immune system:

  • Chamomile
  • Echinacea
  • Ginger
  • Green
  • Hibiscus
  • Honey
  • Lemon
  • Liquorice root
  • Marshmallow root
  • Peppermint tea
  • Red raspberry leaf
  • Slippery Elm Bark
  • Thyme