Ginger on the skin can increase skin’s radiance and decrease inflammation that may contribute to conditions such as psoriasis and acne. An antioxidant, the rhizome inhibits harmful free radicals that cause skin damage and ageing.Due to its strong and spicy aroma, ginger occupies an important place as a spice, delicacy and even medicine. Apart from being used fresh, it is dried, powdered or pickled or used in the form of juice or oil. Here’s how you can revamp your beauty and medicine cabinet with the help of this miracle root.
1. Improve Skin Tone
Ginger’s antioxidant, gingerol, not only fights skin-damaging free radicals, but also promotes smoothness and evenness in skin tone. Blue ginger from Madagascar is a type of ginger that is a particularly potent antioxidant.
2. Diminish Cellulite
Ginger also has the ability to act as an energy-booster in aromatherapy spa treatments. Because ginger is energizing and is believed to improved circulation, it is often used in cellulite-reducing treatments.Just rub one handful of grated ginger onto problem areas and exfoliate during your shower. Rinse off with lukewarm water.
3. Fight Blemishes
Ginger is an anti-inflammatory, which makes it a natural acne fighting ingredient. Ginger is also an antiseptic, which means it is effective in killing the bacteria that causes acne. Mix one teaspoon of grated ginger into equal part of raw honey, then apply onto dry,cleansed skin. Leave on for 15 minutes and rinse off. Ta-daa; instant glow! With frequent use, your acne will clear out in no time.
4. Aids Nausea
One of the most common uses for ginger root is as an anti-nausea treatment. Ginger root is available in a capsule or can be steeped in a tea for an effective anti-nausea treatment. The herbal remedy is safe for use by pregnant women to combat morning sickness and can also treat post-surgery nausea, according to the University of Michigan Health System.
5. Treats Respiratory Problems
Due to its antihistamine properties, ginger is effective in treating allergies. It inhibits airway contraction and helps in stimulating the secretion of mucus. For centuries it has been used as a natural remedy for colds and flu. A teaspoon of ginger juice and honey is effective in relieving persistent cough and sore throat associated with colds. Ginger tea helps to get rid of congestion of the throat and nose. A mixture of fresh ginger juice and fenugreek is helpful during asthma.
6. Stimulate Hair Growth
Ginger increases scalp circulation resulting in the flow of blood to the scalp. Thus, it stimulates the hair follicles and encourages growth. The fatty acids present in ginger are beneficial for thin hair. You can make a hair mask by grating 1 tablespoon of ginger root in a small bowl and adding 1 tablespoon of jojoba oil to it. Massage your scalp with this mixture in circular motions and leave for 30 minutes or longer. Rinse off and shampoo as usual.
7. Treatment of Hypopigmented Scars (white scars):
Hypopigmented scars occur when the skin loses its pigmentation and are generally white or much lighter than the actual skin tone. Ginger can reduce the appearance of hypopigmented skin to a significant extent. All you need to do is cut a sliver of fresh ginger and dab it on the hypopigmented areas and leave it for some time. You will see slight improvement within a week or two, providing that you apply the concoction religiously every single day.MYNEWSHUB