2. Help Bruising and Small Cuts

Tannins and caffeine in tea bags may help shrink blood vessels. Bruises are caused by ruptures in capillaries, the smallest blood vessels in the body. Placing a wet tea bag on a bruise may shrink these blood vessels under the skin and help bruised skin heal faster. The same technique can be used on minor cuts to help blood clot more quickly, to stop bleeding.

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