Ginger, an aromatic and pungent spice, has been widely used throughout history for both cooking and medicinal properties. It has a robust nutritional profile and is packed with essential nutrients that are more than necessary for optimal function of all systems. As little as 6 grams ginger contain 0.11 g protein, 1.07 g carbohydrates, 0.05 g fat, and 0.12 g dietary fiber. It contains water-soluble vitamins like vitamins B1, B2,B3, B6, B12, biotine and folate as well as fat-soluble ones, such as vitamin A, beta-carotene, lycopene, alpha-carotene, and lutein. As for the minerals, it is a solid source of calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, phosphorus, and many more.
Perhaps the most well-known fact regarding ginger is associated with his healing activities, including anti-ulcer, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties. It is particularly praised for its detoxifying properties, and is frequently included in detox baths and cleansing programs.
Its extremely powerful detoxifying properties are attributed to its high shoga an gingerol content, both of which are known for their anti-spasmodic and anti-inflammatory effects on the gastrointestinal tract. It has been scientifically shown that they are even far more effective than Dramamine, a drug that is often used to treat motion sickness. Ginger also reduces other symptoms associated with motion sickness, such as cold sweating, vomiting, dizziness, and nausea.
Additionally, ginger`s anti-vomiting activity has been found to be quite beneficial in reducing vomiting in nausea of pregnancy, even when it comes to the most severe form, hyperemesis gravidum, that typically requires hospitalization. In one double-blind study, ginger exhibited a notable reduction in both nausea and vomiting attacks in 19 of the 27 women included in the study. Most importantly, it didn’t show any side effects, meaning that it is completely safe to use.
It is also worth mentioning that apart from these benefits, mounting evidence suggest that ginger`s potent anti-inflammatory properties help relieve symptoms of osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, helping the patient regain mobility and find relief of both swelling and pain. Several studies have also found that ginger help prevent cancer, particularly colorectal cancer.
Since this article focuses on ginger`s detoxifying properties, here`s a recipe for full-body detoxification that helps get rid of radiation, heavy metals, and other poisons. Therefore, it acts as preventive measure against disease of literally any kind.
This recipe uses a potent mineral base, that is Epsom salt, which creates a process known as reverse osmosis. This process draws the salt and other detrimental toxins out of the body, allowing the magnesium and sulfate to penetrate the body.
Amazing Ginger Detox Bath
- ½ cup ground ginger
- 1 c. Epsom salt
- 1 tbsp. freshly ground ginger
- A few drops of ginger essential oil
- First, fill the tub with hot water
- Add all of the ingredients in the water. You can either use fresh grated ginger or ginger powder.
- Soak for a while, preferably 15-20 minutes
Note: It is recommended to drink a lot of water after the detox bath.