In my house, we do not use conventional medicine. Tylenol is not the cure for our headaches. Icy Hot is not our cure for random aches and pains. We’re a family that prefers herbal remedies. As opposed to ruining our bodies with potentially harmful chemicals, we find uses in thins most people already have in their homes. One of our favorite herbal remedies is green tea!
Green tea is used by most as a drink for daily use. They think nothing more than having the sweet drink. The tea can be enjoyed in hot or chilled form. Green tea is used for many practical purposes. While drinking the tea has many benefits, we’ve found many external uses for the tea.
Sunburn can be quite an issue for those with pale skin. As a man with a pasty complexion, I deal with sunburn almost every time I go swimming. I do not intend to stop swimming during the hot summer months. I’ve began using green tea in my showers to cure the redness. Green tea contains catechins. These catechins are naturally antibacterial. They are great for removing impurities, dirt and dead skin cells from the skin. This soothes the itching and burning sensation as well as the redness. To use green tea for this, simply boil some teabags and let the tea cool. Then use the warm tea by dipping a wash cloth into it then rubbing it on your skin.
Green tea is also quite useful in preventing and treating acne. After boiling some tea, soak a wash cloth in it and spread the cloth over your face. Let the rag sit until it is no longer warm and remove it. The tea clears up acne fast and should be used by anyone who wants to remove their unwanted blemishes.
Vitamin C and Vitamin E are both found in green tea. The vitamins are great for the hair. From dry scalp to stimulating hair growth, green tea can be used as a simple hair rinse or can be purchased in the form of green tea shampoo. The shampoo is not expensive and works wonderfully!
The benefits of green tea are plentiful. Not only is the tea great for internal use, the external uses are just as infinite. Instead of looking through a pharmacy for various treatments, look no further than your very own kitchen! You may never need to visit the doctor for hair and skin issues again!