Black tea compress

Required material

1 bag of unperfumed black tea (no Earl Grey, etc.)

1 cup boiling water

Cotton cloth, if needed

Application

Pour the hot water over the teabag and allow to infuse for 15 minutes.

For bigger areas (e.g. nappy rash), dip a cloth in the tea and cover the affected area with the cloth several times a day for 10 minutes.

The warm teabag can be applied directly to smaller wounds (e.g. raw nipples).

Use a fresh teabag or fresh cloth every time.

Effect

Black tea compresses can have the following effects:

  • Astringent
  • Slightly toughens the skin
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-itching

Helps against

Nappy rash, inflamed skin, skin rash, eczema, raw nipples, eye inflammation, red eyes, conjunctivitis, stye, eyelid cyst

Synonyms

black tea compress