Ginger compresses have been use for centuries, and they’re often used in the treatment of poor blood circulation or chronic ailments like backache, rheumatism, arthritis, swellings and sore muscles.
There’s no better way to pull out toxins, dissolve kidney/gallbladder stones and treat ovarian cysts and fibroids.
Ginger compress is a fabric, preferably gauze, soaked in hot ginger water.
These aromatic compresses have numerous uses:
- Stimulate poor circulation
- Relieve backache, rheumatism, and arthritis
- Reduce swelling and soothe sore muscles
- Treat mastitis and ovarian cysts
How to make your own ginger compress
You need the following items:
- 120g fresh ginger root or 1 tablespoon of ginger powder
- 1l of water
- A large pan with a lit
- Grater (porcelain ginger grater or your regular cheese grater)
- 1 towel and 2 gauzes
- A cotton bag (you need to infuse the ginger in the pot)
- Rubber gloves
Bring the water right below the boiling point, and put on the lit to provide constant temperature.
Grate your ginger. Put it in the cotton bag, and close it with a string. The same applies to ginger powder. Soak it in the water.
Turn the heat off, and seep for 3-5 minutes.
Put your gloves, and carefully squeeze the “tea bag.”
Now you have a liter of fresh ginger water. It’s time to do the compresses.
How to apply the compress?
First, get comfortable, because the treatment will last for 30 minutes. All you have to do is repeatedly apply the compress onto the affected area. Don’t forget your cloves, otherwise you may burn your skin.
Soak the gauzes in your ginger water. Squeeze any excess liquid.
Apply them onto the affected area, and cover with the towel. The towel should be dry. Remember, the compresses should be hot, but be careful, burning your skin is the last thing you need.
Keep the compress on for 3-5 minutes. Repeat. Keep your skin warm the whole time.
Do your treatment for 20-30 minutes.
Do this treatment for 5-10 minutes, depending on your condition. Repeat after a few days until your condition improves.
If you’re treating ovarian cysts, do the treatment every day for two weeks.
If you’re treating mastitis, apply the ginger onto the affected area three times a day until your condition improves.
The water shouldn’t boil. Remember this, because ginger loses its properties at high temperatures.
If your ginger water cools down, you can always reheat it but never boil it.
You can grate the ginger into the water, but in this way you’ll have ginger bits all over the place.
Fresh ginger is a better option, but ginger powder works, too.
Don’t use ginger compresses on babies, pregnant women, and cancer patients. Avoid using it near the brain area or if you’re dealing with fever.
Source: Juicing For Health