You may have been told or read somewhere that if you want to control your body odor that you should stay away from ginger. This is good advice if you want to avoid body odor today. But if you are looking to solve your odor problem in the long run, then ginger can help you, provided you make the necessary changes in your diet.
What is Ginger
Ginger is a natural herb or spice that is mainly grown in the warmer climates of the world, but you can also grow your own in pots right inside your kitchen if you live in colder climates. You can use both the leaves and the root of this spice, but it is the root, which is also referred to as the rhizome, that is most commonly used.
How it Controls Body Odor
Ginger tea is an excellent detoxifier as it contains antioxidants which help to remove toxins from your body by helping the body to break into a sweat. When you sweat, your skin releases the body fluids that have circulated and removed wastes from your body. Due to the antioxidants in ginger, your body will release even more toxins into the sweat, and thus the smell of your sweat will be worse than normal. This is a normal side effect of detoxing, but the end result is great, as once the toxins are removed, you will notice a decrease in your body odor.
Grate about 1/4 to 1/2 cup of fresh ginger and add it to your hot bath water. A hot bath alone will help to sweat out the toxins, but when you add ginger, it speeds up the detoxification. Stay in the tub for at least 30 to 60 minutes in order to make the most out of it.
When you get out of tub, dry yourself and then wrap yourself up in a bathrobe or a couple of large towels and crawl underneath your blankets. You will find yourself soaked with sweat in a matter of minutes as this also promotes sweating, but it is not as hard as staying in the bath tub. Once you are done sweating, you should take a shower to wash off the toxins from your skin.
Adding Ginger to Your Diet
Adding ginger to your diet is not difficult and can be very tasty. Ginger goes well when you juice it along with other fruits such as apples, bananas, grapes, pears, pineapples, mangoes and oranges. You can also use ginger in your salad dressings, in nut milk and smoothies or make ginger tea or lemonade.
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