Ginger is the best and fastest remedy for colds, pains and digestive problems, thanks to its antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties. When we’re cold, have fever or our muscles and feet hurt and we feel exhausted, a ginger bath is all we need to recover.
How to Make a Ginger Bath
Ginger bath can be prepared with ginger powder or ginger tea. Make the tea with a few teaspoons of grated ginger and 6 – 8 cups of water and let it infuse for 30 minutes. After you have strained it, you can add in the bath water. The plant baths should last a minimum of 20 minutes.
A mixture of essential oils is equally better. Mix 3 drops of rosemary essential oil and 3 drops of ginger essential oil and add them in the bath water.
You can also try the warm ginger tea that has a warming effect over the body and improves the blood circulation.
Effects and Benefits
Ginger has an immediate warming effect over the body thanks to it ability to stimulate the blood circulation. It’s useful in numerous health problems that occur during the winter: nasal congestion, sore throat, digestive problems, nausea, headaches, arthritis, cough, edema, fever, chills, high cholesterol, rhinorrhea, muscle pain, diarrhea, bloating, motion sickness.
Ginger baths are soothing and relaxing for the muscle pains associated with flu, cold or effort. They’re perfect after a long and hard work day or during a cold. Its powerful detoxifying properties will stimulate deep sweating, which is extremely beneficial in case of fever. By stimulating the blood circulation, the ginger warms the blood and the body and helps you get rid of the chills.
Ginger stimulates sweating and the kidneys’ activity, helping you eliminate the toxins. Ginger also improves the liver functions by coverting the cholesterol in bile acids.
Those who suffer from tachycardia or other heart problems must be careful with the ginger baths because a bigger dose can cause palpitations.