Stop Bleeding, Heal Wounds, and Soothe Sunburns with a Tea Bag

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Summary: You might want to keep a few teabags in your first aid kit. Besides being an extraordinarily healthy drink, tea applied to the skin can also be very healing. Redditor RhiannonMae, a nurse, says she uses a dry black tea bag to stop small wounds from bleeding. The caffeine in tea apparently shrinks the blood vessels, and all you have to do is apply a little pressure with the tea bag for a minute or two to stop even heavily bleeding wounds from continuing to bleed.