Surprising things to do with used teabags

Tea Bags
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We all know that Green tea is good for health as it is packed with antioxidants, anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties. We all throw the tea bags after using them but today Team AAW tells you the benefits of the used green tea bags. Read on to know more:

To relax and soothe puffy eyes: Green tea contains tannin, an astringent that miraculously shrinks skin so cool them and place them over your eyes for relief. The cool tea bags reduce the swelling around your eyes and tighten the skin, making you look and feel fabulous.

Rashes, insect bites and bruises : Apply used tea bags to rashes and insect bites to ease itching. Ruptured capillaries, the smallest blood vessels in the body, create bruises and since tannins constrict blood vessels, they stop the leaking that causes discoloration. Put a soaked tea bag on a bruise to heal it faster.

Sore or bleeding gums: Alleviate sore or bleeding gums by putting a cooled, used tea bag over the problem spot. Tannins constrict blood vessels, which will stop the bleeding, and they reduce the swollen tissues that cause soreness.

Shrink a wart: The tannic acid in tea shrinks warts because of its bacteria-fighting properties. Put a warm tea bag on the wart for 10 minutes per day, a few times per day. The wart should shrink after a couple of days.

Remove refrigerator odors: Take the odors out of refrigerators and ashtrays by placing a used tea bag in them to soak up offensive smells.

Speed up decomposition: Throw used tea leaves in the compost heap to speed up decomposition. Don’t throw the whole bag in there unless you know it’s made of compostable materials, like paper.