Simple green tea gargle recipes
You may use your own fresh green tea for a gargle solution.
If you buy your teas in powder form like matcha, you can use this directly in cool water.
However, the higher qualities of matcha are expensive because of taste quality and you can generally get an equivalent therapeutic benefit from lower grades.
Or you can use green tea powder from capsules for convenience.
Gargling with green tea extract is as easy as opening a green tea capsule.
Just add a quarter capsule of the powder in one ounce of warm water and gargle.
While you may choose to spit out other preparations because of some of their ingredients, using only green tea gives you the option of swallowing after use (do this carefully so "it doesn't go down the wrong pipe").
Once your green tea is in water, it loses effectiveness within a few hours.
So always make a fresh batch each time you gargle.
This page last updated by Sharon Jones.
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