In fact, you can take a ginger bath to utilize all the healing benefits of ginger we previously talked about, although it works best for healing body aches and pains and killing those "sick bugs". Just make sure to take a beverage to the bath with you, as your body perspires you want to replace the lost liquids. A nice cup of ginger lemonade would be a great place to start!
Instructions for a Ginger Bath
3 tablespoons of ginger powder
3 tablespoons of fresh ginger wrapped in a muslin bag, tea bag or made into a tea
20-30 drops ginger tincture or
3-6 drops of ginger essential oil
Mix the ginger preparation of choice into a tub of hot water and soak for 30 minutes or so. If you are trying to heal an infection or sickness you want to keep your body warm after getting out of the tub, so wrap up in warm clothing and a blanket or a heavy robe. The idea is to sweat for at least 30 minutes after the bath, this is what kills the "bugs" and infection. For menstrual cramps and body aches go ahead and sip on a little ginger tea or ginger lemonade while soaking in the tub.