Thursday, January 28, 2010

A Cuppa Tea!

Tea is drunk throughout the world in almost endless variations - black, green, white, with milk, with lemon and in combination with any number of herbs and spices. Its antioxidant properties are well known but today we'll look at other health benefits in the form of a few simple home remedies.


For treating diarrhoea- loose motions
Take a cup of hot black tea, add a tsp of sugar and a half a tsp of ghee/clarified butter. Repeat in 3 hrs. 2-3 doses are normally enough. Can be used in a half dose for children above 3 as well. 
I have used this remedy and it always helps. 

For relief of cough and throat pain
Boil a cup of water with a bayleaf, add some black tea when the water starts boiling. Sieve after the tea has boiled for 30 seconds. Gargle when lukewarm. Repeat 2-3 times a day. 

Hair Conditioner 
Take a cup of cooled black tea. Use it as a last rinse after washing your hair. Softens the hair and gives it a glow.

For dark circles 
Take used tea bags. When cool, place on your eyes for 4-5 minutes. Very helpful against dark circles.




This goes to "Home Remedies" event hosted  by Sadhana and Muskaan of  A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine 




Preethi  of Dreamy Delights has passed on  the Kreative Blogger award to me. Since I have already shared my secrets with you guys, so am not repeating it. Thanks a lot Preethi.





Siddhi of Cooked Dil Se has passed on these awards to me. Thanks a lot Siddhi:)




                          
Thank you all for your sweet comments:)

48 comments:

  1. Congratulations on the awards dear:)... Nice useful tips with tea, thank you...

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  2. You deserve all the awards babes and rightly so.....congrats....
    Thats a fantastic one on teas with a beautiful pic too....

    LOVE IS IN THE AIR AND WISH U LOADS OF IT....

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  3. Quite an informative peice! Thanks for sharing

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  4. congrats dear! Tea therapy seems a much helpful tip . Thanks dear.

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  5. Congrats on your awards!!! Btw the tips are wonderful never knew it could be used as a hair conditioner!!! Thanks for sharing the tips!!!

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  6. congrats on ur award and nice tips...

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  7. congrats on the awards and thanks for the info about the tea :)

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  8. congratulations
    really hot tips...

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  9. Gorgeous click!Great info

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  10. That surely is an nice entry, really very useful home remedy. Thanks for participating.

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  11. Very useful tips..nice clicks too :

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  12. I didn't know about gargling and dark circle treat. Good info!

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  13. Congrats ! Thanks for the info..great entry for the event !

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  14. Useful infos and beautiful presentation!
    Congrats on your awards!

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  15. Very useful post...thanks for sharing and congraz on all your awards rachana

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  16. Congrats on the awards rachana. So no way you are gonna tell us more about yourself :(

    tea does wonders with dark circles (used to look like mask of zorro during thesis times). will try tea the next time I get cold.

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  17. congrats on your awards Rachna ! And wish you many more to come ..:-) Very useful info. with beautiful clicks. I use it as a regular hair conditioner.
    Deepa

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  18. Congrats for the award, thanks for sharing this wonderful tips Rachana.

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  19. Hey Rachana...congrats dear...very informative post...thanks for sharing!

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  20. nice tips. Congrats on the awards.

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  21. Very informative post and thanks for sharing these useful tips Rachana, congrats on ur awards dear, u deserve them.

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  22. congrats on ur awards and thanking for the information about tea, dear!

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  23. Hi. Very good info on the great benefits of tea. I am gonna try the hair conditioner for sure.

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  24. good use of tea..really thanks so much for sharing..congrats on your awards.

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  25. true, tea does wonders. Congrats on ur awards

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  26. Congrats on ur awrds and thank a lot for sharing those useful tips..For diarrhoea, to black tea we add lime juice and sugar ,adding clarified butter is new to me..thanks for the new tip.

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  27. I LOVE Tea!! Looks like God send, lovely. Enjoy your awards.

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  28. Bravo pour les prix que tu as reçus.
    Merci pour ces informations sur le thé.
    A bientôt.

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  29. Nice post!
    congrats on all your awards!

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  30. Congratulation on your awards. Nice tips :)

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  31. Useful info!!Congrats on ur' award!!Awesome picture

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  32. hey rachna very good remidies, thnx for sharing n congrats for ur awards

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  33. Rachana,

    Nice info on our black tea. Congrats on your award.

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  34. Congratulations on awards dear! wonderful post about tea!

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  35. Hi Rachana!
    Thanks so much for all these great remedies! We are avid tea drinkers here and my daughter is complaining of a sore throat this week so I will pass the tip along to her!

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  36. Congrats on your awards.Really good tips.

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  37. Congratulations on your awards..the photo is lovely and very informative post.

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  38. Darling congratulations on your well deserved awards. I never knew that black tea can be used as hair conditioner...live and learn!! Darling have a marvelous weekend.

    Love & Hugs
    Duchess

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  39. Congratulations on all ur awards.
    Secrets n uses of Tea is really great.
    Never knew a cup of Tea cud do such much wonders.
    All The Best.

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  40. All the Best 4 all ur awards!!!
    hope d tea does equal wonders to u as to me.
    (hope u got d secret behind my line!!!)
    picture is damn gud!!!

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  41. I use tea for all that you've listed out there - big fan if natural remedies :)

    n congrats on the awards!

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  42. Using dark tea to wash the hair........I must try this one!

    Thanks!

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  43. Those are some tearrific tips,thanks :D

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  44. Oh wow, how interesting!
    And congrats on your awards.

    Rose

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  45. A cuppa tea has these many remedies.. wow.....Thanks for sharing these wonderful tips... on a lighter note, well I can show this as proof to TH that Tea is really healthy and we must drink it twice a day... :) If America runs on Dunkin donuts , RV(oh thats me) runs on Tea :))

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  46. What a great post! Thank you for sharing such wonderful tips about tea! Excellent job, way to go, Rachana!

    Congratulations on your awards, you really deserved them:)

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