Ginger is obtained from Zingiber Officinale plant. Ginger has a peppery flavor with a sharp aroma. The aroma can be attributed to shogaols and gingerols compounds and essential oils.
Ginger root has been used in medicine, cooking, and even aphrodisiac for over 2000 years. It is one of nature’s best gift, loaded with tons of properties.
Ginger contains Vitamin A, D, B-6, B-12, C. Plus calcium, sodium, potassium, and more.
Now let’s look at some skin and hair uses of ginger:
Ginger Skin Uses
Fights Aging Signs
Ginger contains antioxidant properties that fight free radicals responsible for quick aging. It also increases collagen and elastin production, reduces inflammation, and lower skin damage by environmental pollution.
Ginger promotes skin renewal and fights against the bacteria (P.acne) causing acne and inflammation. Just combine some ginger juice with your face mask or face moisturizer.
Ginger Reduces Cellulite
This root increases cell generation and blood circulation that helps reduce cellulite. When next you want to scrub, combine ginger and coffee with your other ingredients.
Heals Wound and Cuts
This can speed up wounds and cuts healing while keeping off infection, thanks to its strong antiseptic properties.
Loaded with cleansing and antiseptic properties, Ginger helps keep the skin smooth, clean, and away from blemishes.
As a Skin Toner
Want a radiant skin? Don’t leave out Ginger. Add 1 Teaspoon of ginger with 2 tablespoons of honey and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Using cotton wool, apply the mixture to your face. It will control excess sebum production and nourish and soften your skin.
Ginger Hair Uses
Treats Split Ends
Do you have dry hair or split hair? Add some ginger oil to your shampoo, or use your ginger juice as an ingredient in your hair rinse.
The antiseptic properties in ginger root help eliminate dandruff. You can follow the above procedure in hair rinse.
Increase Hair Length and Volume
Ginger increases hair growth by increasing blood circulation to the scalp, making hair shiny and silky. This prevents hair loss too.
Revives Bristle Hair
Ginger contains phosphorus, zinc, and vitamins that add sheen and luster to dry, dull hair
Precaution and Side Effects of Ginger
- You may want to conduct a patch test before using Ginger
- Pregnant and lactating mothers should limit Ginger use
- Side effects like skin redness, itchy eyes, skin allergies, and other allergies are common