Ginger Root Powder Compress for Sinus Headache
Here is my recipe for a ginger root compress for sinus headaches, migraines or any other head issues.
- Ginger root powder
- Paper towel
- Saran “plastic” wrap
- Ace bandage
*Roll out the ace bandage flat on the kitchen countertop.
*Fold paper towel to the size of your forehead area to be covered.
*Place a section of plastic wrap on the ace bandage a little larger than the paper towel on the bandage. This will make a moisture barrier so it won't soak the ace bandage and keep the paper towel moist for a longer time.
*Wet the paper towel with water to where it is dripping. Place this on the plastic wrap.
*Sprinkle a thin layer of ginger powder (1-2mm thick) on the wet towel.
*Carefully place the finished compress over your forehead and secure it in place with an ace bandage.
You will notice heat being generated with 5 minutes from the compress. It will be intense! It will feel like it is burning your skin but it's NOT. Ginger root ie Gingerol chemical structure is similar to that of capsaicin, the compound that gives hot peppers their spicy flavor. Ginger powder releases its energenic heat when it becomes wet. The longer it stays wet, the longer the heat. I've had some compresses generate heat for up to 8 hours.