Tea - traditional medicine
South Asian tea remedies
Medicinally tea has been most used as a stimulant, or as an astringent lotion which may be used as a gargle or injection. An infusion of tea leaves was once used as a remedy for insect blights. An infusion of tea has been used for some digestive problems and to reduce sweating in fevers. In Tamil Nadu, tea leaves have been used homoeopathically for mania, paralysis, nervousness, neuralgia and sleeplessness.
|The young, fresh leaves of the tea plant are picked, they can be used to treat a variety of disorders.|
This information is provided for general interest only. It is not intended as guidance for medicinal use. Further information on using herbal medicines is available.