You have probably seen the unremarkable crooked ginger root and not known what to do with it. But its useful medicinal properties have been well known since ancient times. It’s a source of vitamins, micronutrients, and essential oils that have strengthening, invigorating, and anti-inflammatory effects on the body.
Bright Side loves ginger and shares some useful recipes to strengthen your health and preserve your natural beauty. These recipes can be easily used at home. You just need to try them!
- You shouldn’t use ginger if you have cardiac or liver problems, if your body temperature is elevated, or if your mucous membranes are damaged. And don’t use ginger if you have bleeding wounds or are in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters of pregnancy.
- Ginger is useful both grated and fresh, and its essential oil is also very helpful. You can add it to dishes, pastries, and drinks.
- Make sure you’re not allergic to ginger before applying a mask with ginger extract: apply some to the crook of your elbow.
14. Fights cellulite
A ginger scrub helps to warm up your skin and improve blood circulation. It also removes swelling to prevent new cellulite forming.
Mix 1 tbsp of grated ginger with 17 fl oz (0.5 liters) of ginger juice. Add 1-1.5 glasses of coarse sea salt. Apply this scrub to a sponge, and use on all problem zones.
13. Speeds up the process of metabolism and eliminates nausea
If you have digestion problems or you suffer from seasickness or nausea during pregnancy, you can chew ginger or add some fresh ginger to your tea.
12. Strengthens nails and helps them to grow
Melt 1-2 tbsp of shea butter. Add 1-2 tsp of avocado oil, 3-5 drops of patchouli essential oil, 3-5 drops of ginger essential oil, and 5-7 drops of lemon essential oil. Mix the substance, and put it into a dry clean jar. You can use it as a mask or together with a hand cream.
Note! This substance can cause allergies, so you should be very careful.
11. Strengthens immunity
Thanks to its great concentration of ascorbic acid, vitamins A and B, zinc, calcium, iodine, natural antibiotics, and antimycotics, ginger strengthens our body and increases our resistance to various diseases.
- Add 1 tsp of grated ginger root to 8.45 fl oz (250 ml) of black or green tea.
- Mince 2-4 lemons and 14 oz (400 g) of fresh ginger, and drench them in 9 oz (250 g) of honey. Consume 1 tbsp in the morning before meals during flu seasons.
10. Reduces pain
Ginger deals well with inflammation processes and pains, including muscle pain after intense exercise, women’s period pains, and arthritis. Make a tincture of ginger and turmeric, the juice of 2 lemons, 1 tsp of honey, and water.