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Expert: Tea can be used as foot deodorizer

December 13, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
A full day of Christmas shopping can leave you with tired, stinky feet. According to one expert, you can cure that with some tea. After water, tea is the most popular beverage in the world. People drink about 20 billion cups of tea each day. But there are many more uses.

Diana Rosen, author of "Meditations with Tea: Paths to Inner Peace," said it rejuvenates tired feet.

The brewed beverage, especially the kind with a light scent, acts as a natural deodorizer. Tea also can be used as a disinfectant.

Rosen said a tea-soaked cleaning rag will disinfect your microwave and clean onion or garlic odors from your chopping block.