Ginger has been used as a natural remedy for centuries in China. To make ginger water, combine 1 cup of freshly chopped ginger with 2 liters of water in a pot over high heat. Bring the water to a boil, and lower the heat and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes.
Hot ginger water has many great benefits. Below are some effective Chinese folk remedies that make use of hot ginger water:
Relieving a cold-related headache
Add some salt and vinegar to hot ginger water in a tub. The water should deep enough to cover your feet and ankles. Place your feet in the tub and soak for about 15 to 20 minutes, or until they turn red. Add hot water if necessary to keep the ginger water hot. Soak in the morning and evening to alleviate your headache.
Relieving a migraine
To alleviate a migraine, soak your hands in hot ginger water for about 15-20 minutes. Your pain will diminish, and eventually disappear.
Removing foot odor
Add some salt and vinegar to hot ginger water in a tub. Soak your feet in the tub for about 15 minutes. Pat dry and apply some corn starch powder. The odor will disappear.
Reducing facial acne
Wash your face with warm ginger water every morning and evening for about 60 days. The treatment will cause your acne to fade or disappear.
Periodontal (gum) care
Rinse your mouth with warm ginger water every morning and evening for about 3-5 days to treat inflammation of the gums.
To dissipate alcohol in the body, drink ginger water, along with some honey. The remedy accelerates blood circulation to help speed up the metabolism of alcohol.