If you work a lot, have arthritis, or have just had a day that left you aching and sore, use this article to learn how to make a bath soak that will gently ease away your pains.
What You’ll Need:
Tea ball or cheesecloth
Make sure your burdock is in small pieces. Large chunks will take too long to release their good qualities. Try to use fresh ginger root, although candied or crystallized ginger will do if it’s all you have.
Place all of the herbs into a tea ball or a piece of cheesecloth tied well with a string. You will use a total of about a tablespoon of herbs. A tea ball is better, as it will allow water to pass more freely. You can get a tea ball at most herb and alternative health stores, or at some department stores.
Place you tea ball or cloth bag into your bathtub. Begin running straight hot water into the tub. You’re basically making a really big batch of tea to bathe in, so you want very hot water to steep out the herbs.
Run just enough cold water to make the bath tolerable, or close up the bathroom and allow the water to cool to a reasonable temperature.
Get in and soak for up to 30 minutes. You may add a bit of sea salt to the bath to help draw out the herbal components.
You can also use this method in a portable basin for soaking hands, feet or other parts of the body without a full bath. If you prepare the soak in a basin, it is a good idea to cover the basin while it steeps for about 10 minutes.
Please Note: I am not a doctor, but I have studied herbalism and use this method myself. You should always do your research before using any remedy or cure. Consult a Homeopath or Naturopath for more information on using herbs to deal with pain or other issues.