A sunburn represents a form of radiation burn. Its cause is the overexposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun rays. The acknowledged symptoms are the following: red or reddish skin which is hot when touching, general fatigue and dizziness. Sometimes, sunburns can be life-threatening.
Studies revealed that excessive UV radiation is a major cause of non-malignant skin tumors.
How Tea for Sunburn works
In general, teas for sunburn mitigate the feeling of skin irritation, calming the itching epidermis.
Efficient Tea for Sunburn
Cleavers tea and Irish Moss tea are proven to be effective teas for sunburn.
Cleavers is a pasture plant originating from North America, Britain and Eurasia. It is well known for its clinging leaves that usually grow to a height of up to 2 meters and its sticky seeds, which attach themselves to anyone who passes by. Cleavers has bitter taste.
For medicinally purposes, the whole plant is used.
Cleavers can be taken in the form of tea, extracts, capsule, or fresh.
To prepare Cleavers tea, infuse 2 to 3 teaspoons of the dried parts of the cleavers plant in a 250 mg cup of hot water. Allow the mixture to steep for about 10 to 15 minutes. Cleavers tea can be drunk up to three times per day.
Irish moss is a type of seaweed found on 6 inches high rocks, in the Northern Atlantic region. It is used to make a thickening agent for jellies, puddings, and soups. It is also found in drugs, foods, and toothpaste.
It is also an ornamental plant, requiring very little maintenance. The Irish Moss seaweed can be eaten.
To prepare Irish Moss tea, add 2 tablespoons of dried plant to a cup of hot water. Let the mixture steep for about 9-10 minutes. Strain it. The resulting beverage can be both drunk and applied topically.
Tea for Sunburn: Side effects
Teas for sunburn are not recommended to pregnant and nursing women.
When in doubt what tea for sunburn fits best to your symptoms, ask the advice of your doctor.