Sunday, May 27, 2007

Benefits of Tea and Coffee

Coffee and Tea became part and parcel of our daily life. Here are the some of the benefits of Tea and Coffee in daily life.

Coffee uses:

1. Rubbing coffee paste over the skin makes it soft and glowing. Most of the skin lotions contain coffee as ingredient.

Method of preparing paste:

Take a tea spoon, each of sugar and coffee powder. Add to them lime juice, to make a paste. Mix well all the contents and add a few drops of glycerin. Apply this paste over your head and massage them the way you wash your hands for 5-10 minutes. Then wash your hands with cold water and apply olive oil or fresh Malai (upper layer of the curd).Continue this for 15 days, the roughest hands become smooth.

2. as a hair dye: The caffeine in it is a natural coloring substance which makes the hair darker.

Method of preparation:

Boil 2 tea spoons of tea leaves in a glass of water and allow it to cool. Strain it and use for soaking henna in it. Add a tea spoon of coffee powder to the henna. Mix well all the contents and let it rest for a few hours. This henna will condition your hair and provides a beautiful shining and bounce.

3. as a shampoo: To a mug of water, add3-4 tea spoons of beer and a tea spoon of coffee powder. Mix well and shampoo it. This lotion acts as a good hair vitalizer and conditioner.

Benefits of Tea:

1. Cold tea water is helpful for curing sun burns. Wash the affected area with it to get immediate relief.

2.Tea leaves ( sprinkled on a coal furnace),can be effectively used as a mosquito repellant.( the insect repellant s available in the market may produce allergic side effects such as rashes).T he smoke created by the smouldering of these leaves will not allow the mosquitoes to enter your room.

3. as a skin- care lotion:

Take used strained tea leaves in a bowl. Add a tea spoon of honey. Mix well and apply on your face. Honey will make the leaves glue to your face. Wash your face with warm water after 25 minutes. This combination of tea leaves and honey will remove dirt from the face.

4. Used tea bags should be stored in the refrigerator. They can be used as eye pads, for tired, dull and puffy eyes.

5. Face cleaning:

Take steaming water in a big bowl. Add into it 2-3 tea spoons of ea leaves and a hand full of mint and Tulsi leaves. Place your face close to the bowl and take this herbal steam for 5-10 minutes. It will remove the dirt hidden in the clogged pores of the skin of the face and leave you refreshed. After steaming, dab your face with a towel and rub all your face to close open pores.


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