- Rich in fluoride, so drink after meals to help guard against tooth decay.
- Use as a poultice by placing damp green tea leaves on insect bites to reduce itching and inflammation.
- Or soak a pad with weak green tea to make an emergency first aid treatment to ease bleeding from cuts.
- Boosts the immune system.
- Some types, such as Pu erh are effective at reducing cholesterol levels, so drink after a fatty meal.
- Helps reduce high blood pressure.
- Take a strong infusion of tea (2 tsp per cup of boiling water, without milk or sugar) for diarrhea, food poisoning, dysentery, or hangover.
- Reuse tea bags as a poultice and place on tired eyes.
- Damp tea leaves can soothe insect bites.
- Use a weak infusion as a cooling wash or sunburn.
- Drink one to three cups as strong as you like to relieve headache pain.
- Put a few leaves in boiling water and inhale to ease nasal congestion.
- Children may prefer Spearmint tea for its milder taste.
- Drink a cup at night for insomnia, anxiety and stress.
- Add to a baby's bath water at night to encourage sleep.
- Add 2 teaspoons flowers to boiling water and inhale for hay fever, asthma, or bronchitis.