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Ginger For Hair Growth

Ginger for hair growth

 

Ginger has amazing stimulating and healing qualities..

This aromatic, pungent, and spicy root is liberally used in Asian kitchens. In India, adrak wali chai or ginger infused tea is a household favorite, and it’s also a great antidote for cold, cough, and headache.

Ginger is native to Asia. During the 13th and 14th centuries ginger and black pepper were commonly traded spices to Europe. These spices were exorbitantly priced and were out of reach of the common man – one pound of ginger would cost the equivalent of one sheep.

Now, the good news is this knotted, knobbly root is available year round and it doesn’t cost you a sheep.

Ginger For Hair Growth

The warming and stimulating effects of ginger work to increase the scalp circulation and encourage healthy hair growth. Ginger contain antioxidant gingerol, which helps to fight free radical – you got to keep them away as these can damage hair cells, and cause hair thinning and hair loss.

Ginger is also a great hair conditioner. Rich in minerals and essential oils, it makes hair more manageable, softer and shinier.

Besides, ginger is a useful remedy for dandruff and dry, itchy scalp. It contains natural anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties that help keep scalp healthy and clean.

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You can also blend the ginger into a fine paste, then squeeze out the juice using a muslin cloth or sieve and use that.

Combine ginger and coconut oil (always use extra virgin coconut oil) together until well mixed.

If your coconut oil is in a solid state, place the bowl in hot water until it turns to a liquid. Then add ginger juice and stir well.

To use: massage the mixture into your scalp. Leave the treatment on for 1 hour. You should feel slight warming effect on your scalp. Then wash as usual.

Repeat once or twice a week for best results.

Oil selection:

To improve hair growth you can use sesame oil, olive oil, or avocado oil.

For hair loss you can use sunflower oil, coconut oil, olive oil or avocado oil.

Health Benefits Of Ginger

1. Cold Remedy

Ginger is one of the best natural remedy for cold. Drinking ginger – cinnamon tea will greatly relive your congestion and hasten recovery.

To make this tea you will need: 1/2 teaspoon ginger (freshly grated), 1 inch cinnamon stick, 1 Pinch cardamom powder (optional), 1 teaspoon honey (optional)

Steep ginger and cinnamon in 1 cup of hot water for 15 minutes. Strain the mixture. Once the mixture turns warm (or drinkable) add honey and cardamom powder.

Note: Never add honey in hot  or boiling water, as its composition changes and it does more harm than good.

2. Aids Digestion

Ginger stimulates digestion and absorption of nutrients by encouraging gastric juice production as well as peristalsis (intestinal movement). It is also a powerful cleansing drink that mobilises toxins and improves general health.

To make digestive tonic: Combine 1 teaspoon of thinly sliced ginger (you can also use dried ginger powder) with one cup of water. Bring to a boil, then remove from the heat. Strain and drink.

3. Helps Relieve Joint or Backache

The anti-inflammatory action of ginger combined with its analgesic effects can be very helpful in rheumatism, or arthritic pain.

Apply a paste made of 1 tablespoon ginger powder (or freshly grated ginger), 5 drop of eucalyptus essential oil, and 2 teaspoon olive (or sesame oil). Rub on painful area, and cover with a dry cloth to trap the heat. Leave on for couple of hours then wash off using warm water.

Caution: Do not take ginger if suffering from hyper-acidity. And do not apply ginger paste on cuts, boils, acne, or any other lesions.

How do you use ginger? Please share in the comment box below….

 

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