A ginger bath detox can be excellent way of achieving total body detoxification. Ginger is a special bath ingredient that enhances/ builds upon the normal detox bath ingredients.
Before I get into a ginger detox bath recipe let’s discuss why ginger is important to the detoxification process. Here are some of the benefits of ginger in addition to its detoxifying properties:
- Relieves nausea
- Stops diarrhea
- Mitigates gas and bloating
- Improves digestion
- Soothes menstrual cramps
- Relief from headaches
- Decreases cholesterol
- Helps to stabilize blood pressure
- Anti-Inflammatory (ie. reduces pain from rheumatoid arthritis)
- Encourages circulation
- Relieves flu and cold symptoms
- Relieves respiratory infections
- Has some known anti-cancer benefits
- Naturally freshens breath
IMPORTANT: Make sure you consult with your physician before using ginger if you are on any type of anti-coagulant.
Now on to the recipe:
Standard Ginger Bath Recipe: Fresh ginger powder or grated ginger will do just fine. Put half a cup of the grated ginger or a teaspoon of the ginger powder in hot water and stir the water up (the water should be about as hot as you can reasonably tolerate.) Allow yourself at least 15 to 20 minutes to soak in the water. You will typically sweat profusely for up to an hour after taking a ginger bath so take the proper precautions with wearing a sweat suit and drinking plenty of water during and after your bath to replace lost fluid. Also you may want to test the ginger on a small portion of your skin before taking a bath just to make sure you don’t have any sort of allergic reaction.