This traditional Chinese recipe is very suitable for all types of flu and, in fact, for many inflammatory diseases.
I learned the method of dipping feet in hot ginger water in China. The technique is common in traditional Chinese medicine and is adequate for migraine pains that I used to have regularly.
- Rinse a generous amount of ginger root, cut it into thin strips, and add one tablespoon of salt and a small dose of vinegar. Boil the ginger in a large pot with a large amount of water. (Preferably in a pressure cooker) After boiling, the water has an orange-brown color. The boiling water should be poured into a large bucket; the water can be filtered, optional. You can leave a small amount to use for drinking. (Without the salt)
- When the water is still boiling, put your feet on the edge of the bucket without contacting the boiling water. Put a large, dry towel on your feet. At this point, you absorb only the ginger vapor.
- When the water cools down a bit to the level where you can dip your feet, soak your feet for about 20 minutes; when you are done, dry your feet thoroughly.
Ginger root has powerful antioxidants well absorbed through the skin and conveyed immediately through the bloodstream.