Total Time
35mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

This aids the body in dissolving hardened fats, revives stagnant energy, stimulates blood circulation and warms and energises your body. It is most commonly used on the lower back to strengthen and relax the kidneys. It relieves water retention, tired eyes, swollen fingers and stiff, aching muscles. Please note: People with cancer shouldn't use this treatment. This is from the book "Glow - A Prescription for radiant health and beauty" by Christina Pirello author of COOKING THE WHOLE FOODS WAY.

Directions

  1. Bring water to a boil.
  2. While the water is boiling, grate ginger on the side.
  3. Lower flame to stop boiling.
  4. Put the grated ginger in a piece of cheesecloth or thin cotton.
  5. Tie it in a knot.
  6. Squeeze this ginger sack into the hot water.
  7. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  8. DO NOT BOIL.
  9. Lay a thin towel over the part of your body you are treating{example, lower back for kidneys}.
  10. Dip another towel in the hot water, squeeze tightly and lay over the thin towel.
  11. Cover with another dry towel to conserve heat.
  12. Change the ginger towel when it no longer feels hot.
  13. Repeat the ginger compress until the skin turns bright pink.
  14. Do this two to three times a week.
  15. Note: The ginger water can be used 2- 3 times as long as you don't boil it while re-heating.
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