Ginger Tea Bath is an excellent way to stop the flu or “creeping crud”. It pulls out toxins from the body, blood and tissues as well as clears the lungs. It relaxes the mind and body so that you can get a good and restful sleep. Sleep is the basis of all healing and regeneration.
Ginger Tea Bath is also a great way to de-stress after a rough day.
You will need:
- 3 quart sauce pan (or larger) – glass or ceramic lined
- 2 quarts room temperature water / – filtered or distilled
- 3 inches of fresh ginger root (approximately) sliced thin
- Cheese cloth for straining the tea (fold into at least 6 layers
* Use a glass or ceramic lined pot, as the ginger will pull toxins out of metal or non-stick cookware, which would then, of course, be in the bath.
- Add cold water to saucepan; add sliced ginger
- Heat water over medium heat until water is at a rolling boil
- Remove from heat, cover and steep 20 minutes.
- While the tea is steeping, run a hot bath. Only as hot as you can sit comfortably. You don’t want to burn. Excess heat will stress the body and delay wellness.
- After 20 minutes, strain ginger tea through at least 6 layers of cheese cloth into a glass container. (the ginger will stop up the bathtub!) Set aside the ginger root.
- Pour approx. 6 ounces of the strained tea into a mug. Add 1 to 3 tsp of lemon (to taste), and 1 tsp of raw wild honey; stir to blend. If the tea is too strong, dilute to taste with additional hot water. Take it to sip while soaking.
- Pour the rest of the tea into the bath tub.
- Get two wash cloths and get into the tub to soak for 20 to 30 minutes.
- Sip the tea while you soak.
- Dip the cloths in the water, and lay one on your upper chest, and one on the face. Replenish as the cloths cool.
- Go to bed for an amazing, restful 8 hours of sleep.
- CAUTION: Soak 30 MINUTES MAX! Otherwise, you will feel like a snake attempting to crawl out of the tub, because this draws out all toxins, and relaxes the muscles so much that your legs can’t support you if you soak longer than 30 minutes.
Healing Power of Ginger
Ginger has powerful anti-inflammatory, antiviral and antioxidant effects.
There are 14 biochemical components of Ginger, the best known being gingerol, which dries excess mucous by working as an expectorant.
Gingerol, the bioactive substance in fresh ginger, helps build the immune system and thus lower the risk of infections. If you already have an infection, ginger helps to reduce the length and severity of symptoms. Additionally, gingerol dries excess mucous by working as an expectorant. In fact, ginger can inhibit the growth of many different types of bacteria, and is effective against the RSV virus, a common cause of respiratory infections. There are dozens of antiviral compounds found in fresh ginger, which remove and clear toxins from the lungs.