6.01.2009

ginger compress


Ginger Compress
By Linda Redmond
This is a very useful bit of advice if you have children, especially if they suffer from colds, bronchitis or asthma. It works very well to clear the lungs. It doesn't cost anything but time with your sick child and about $1 for a piece of ginger. My kids actually request it when they get a cold, they love the soothing feeling and care that they get from their mom, and it is a very satisfying feeling to know you are doing something to help them in their time of need. (the above image is a ginger compress on the kidneys, and then you would place a towel over the compress)
1. Grate up a small piece of ginger (preferably organic) until you have a piece about the size of a golf ball.
2. Put it into a tea ball or wrap in cheesecloth and tie it up.
3. Put into a big pot of water.
4. Boil and then simmer for about 9 minutes.
5. Dip the middle of a towel into the hot tea and wring out excess.
6. Slowly, so as not to burn the back, lay the hot towel on their upper back, lung area.
7. Cover with another towel to keep it hot.
8. Let the towel rest on their back for about 10 minutes.
9. Repeat steps five thru eight 3 or 4 times.
You can do this for an hour and then take a break, and repeat maybe 3 times a day. It seems to be very effective in the evening. It's nice to know that your kids can rely on their mom and not a prescription to make them feel better. I promise they will love the attention and their lungs will clear up as well. If you are interested in healing asthma, send me an email to lbredmond@aol.com, and use "healing asthma" for the subject.
As with any remedy it is important that you let your pediatrician know that you are using a ginger compress for your child. If they are a good pediatrician they will probably want to hear about your results, if not and you get laughed at, maybe it’s time to visit a new pediatrician that is more sensitive to using natural remedies.
You can also find this article that my sister wrote, along with more healing tips, on my website along with other remedies if you go to my website and click on 'tips' there is a long list of many healing remedies. click here for a link to nonchalant mom's a-z tips

4 comments:

kmberrien said...

In this post you reference your website, but I can't find it and I want to! I would love to read about more of your tips and advice on natural remedies. Can you post a link?

Thanks!

nonchalant mom said...

the link is there now--sorry about that! if you click on the link it will take you to the nonchalant mom website where I have listed some remedies from A-Z.
hope it's all helpful and we would love to hear any results you are having with these!
thanks!
-carina

MamaAngel said...

Thanks for this post! I love reading your blog. I haven't had cause to use this yet but will when the time comes.

I'm wondering if you might do a post on what reference materials or books or websites you have used to learn more about natural remedies, especially their use with children? I am always looking for new ways to learn more about this topic.

nonchalant mom said...

both my sister (Linda Redmond) and I have been macrobiotic in the past (unfortunately I wouldn't say that we are currently practicing) but that knowledge never leaves you and we both really believe in it mostly because it just makes practical sense to us. so we do look at the Kushi books for many of our remedies. In this case my sister has been using the ginger compress quite a bit to heal her kids so she is pretty much talking from experience. I hope this is helpful and I should write a blog on it one day!! thank you! - carina (nonchalantmom)