Ginger is an amazing spice whose antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties can eliminate the toxins from the body and stimulate the fat burning process. Hence, when applied topically, this spice is an extremely effective ingredient. So, in order to use ginger topically, you should prepare a ginger compress. Ginger compress is an easy method, which you can make at home in just minutes using freshly grated ginger. You should use fresh grated ginger or dried or powdered ginger. The ginger compress warms the area where applied, stimulates the circulation of the tissues and dissolves fat.
How to Make Giger Compress
First and foremost, you should bring a large pot of water to boil. Then, grate half a cup of fresh ginger. When the water reaches a boil, reduce the heat and place the grated ginger onto a square of cotton cloth or a large square of sterile gauze. Next, tie the ginger with a string to form a tea bag and soak it in the hot water for 5 minutes.
You should take a washcloth and dip it into the ginger water. Then, leave it to cool slightly before applying to skin. Next, apply the washcloth on the area and place another towel over the compress to help hold the heat in. You should change the cloth every few minutes as it cools off. You should resoak the towel and repeat the process several times.
You should prepare the ginger water always before using the compress. Make sure you prepare a fresh solution of ginger water for each treatment. Repeat the procedure 3-4 times a week.
Optionally, you can add ground cinnamon on the washcloth.
Additional Tips and Precautions
- It is likely that the skin will appear very flushed during and after the ginger compress application.
- Do not apply a ginger compress on a baby or very elderly person.
- Avoid this method if you are having a fever.
- Pregnant women should avoid this treatment.