How to Make a Ginger Compress

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How to Make a Ginger Compress. A ginger compress will stimulate the flow of blood wherever you use it. You can use this home remedy to treat lower back pain, sluggish kidneys and other ailments.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 gallon filtered water
  • Large pot
  • 6 inches ginger root.
  • Cheesecloth or muslin tea bag
  • 3 towels

Boil water in a large pot. Reduce heat to simmer.

Grate the ginger. Using the fine side of the grater will give you the best results; more juice will be released into the water.

Place ginger in a square of cheesecloth or a large muslin tea bag. Tie tightly.

Add ginger to simmering water. Simmer for 5 minutes. Turn burner to low, and remove the ginger.

Place one towel over the area of your body that you are treating, such as the lower back to treat your kidneys or back pain. Dip the second towel into the ginger-water and wring out. Place the ginger towel over the first towel. Cover with the third towel to retain heat.

Change compress when it looses its heat and repeat until your skin glows bright pink.

Save the ginger water. As long as you don't boil it, you can reuse it throughout the week for additional ginger compresses.

Tips & Warnings

  • Use ginger compresses two or three times a week to stimulate blood circulation.
  • If your back pain is from menstrual cramps, a ginger compress may be too stimulating. Instead, try applying heat alone.
  • If you have a serious health condition, check with your doctor before using ginger compresses or other home remedies.

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