Soreness Boils Over with Tea

Tea's tannic acid can relieve the soreness from medical injections and bring boils down.

By Colleen Walsh Fong

Day 8 of the 10 Days of Tea

Is your child due for a vaccination or other medical injection soon? Or are you getting a booster or other shot from the doctor? Sometimes the spot where the needle goes in becomes sore or puffy a few hours later. If this happens to you or your child, here’s an easy and inexpensive way to bring down the soreness and the swelling.

Tea’s tannic acid relieves soreness. Dampen a teabag and hold it over the injection site for a few minutes. You’ll be surprised how quickly comfort is restored.

And if a boil should appear on your body, the tannic acid in tea can help to drain it. Just cover it up with a wet tea bag before you go to bed and let the tea work it’s magic over night. 

These easy, homemade remedies can help as much as over-the-counter products, and they save money and time, too.

For other ways to save time and money by using the contents of your kitchen cabinets and fridge, check out the Easy Weekly Meals series of smart cookbooks. 

And be sure to stop in tomorrow for Day 9 of The 10 Days of Tea for National Hot Tea Month.

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Jerilyn Willin January 23, 2013 at 01:11 AM
What a great homemade remedy! thanks so much for sharing it. I knew a teabag would stop the bleeding in a pulled tooth, but it has so many other uses. Too bad tea doesn't taste better.
Colleen Walsh Fong January 23, 2013 at 01:47 AM
I guess it's an acquired taste, Jerilyn, though I must admit to being more of a coffee-oholic. Thanks for reading!


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