Make Ginger Honey – Cold Season’s coming

Posted by Bonnie Rogers on 9/8/2013 to Healthy Recipes
Make Ginger Honey – Cold Season’s coming
The combination of ginger and honey is extremely powerful.

By making Ginger Honey now, you’ll have it on hand for use when you need it. (but you may need to make it again, as you may use it up as it’s so delicious).  Recipe listed below

Ginger’s benefits:    

  • Anti-spasmodic
    • helps stop nausea, relives motion sickness and helps prevent morning sickness for pregnant women.
  • Anti-inflammatory
    • Helps relieve many inflammatory disorders such as arthritis by decreasing the swelling
  • Anti-coagulant
    •  helps make the blood platelets less sticky which may reduce your risk of atherosclerosis
  • Got a fever?
    • Possesses expectorant qualities and is great for those with colds, flu, or infections
    • Ginger may help reduce the fever (besides drinking tea with ginger honey, a wonderful thing to do is take a big chunk of ginger – about 4 inches, chop it up and simmer in a pot with a gallon of water – keep a few cups of this to drink, but take most of the water, strain it and add it to a hot bath.  Drink a cup of the tea with some honey while you are taking the bath and then get right in your bed.
  • Got a cough
    • either drink lots of ginger tea or add the ginger/honey to any other tea or hot lemon water.  Ginger is soothing and helps clear up phlegm.
  • Heartburn, Indigestion, Nausea
    • A nice tea to make is mint with a little fresh lime and ginger honey.   It’s great after a heavy meal or when you aren't feeling well
  • Got Gas?
    • Make a cup of tea with the ginger honey a few times a day, it should help reduce your gas.
  • Fatiqued?
    • Either slice ginger into discs and add a cinnamon stick add to water, boil it and then simmer it for approx. ½ hour.  This will help relieve fatigue whether from recovering from fever or when you are recovering from muscle pain or soreness.
Recipe for Ginger Honey
ginger root

Start with a hunk of fresh ginger (organic if possible)

chopped ginger

Chop up a chunk of it into tiny pieces,

chopped ginger

You want to fill 1/2 to 1/3 of your jar

ginger honey

Fill jar up with raw honey. When you pour the honey in the jar it will sit at the top of the ginger - you will need to stir it- use either a knife or I like to use a chopstick - you'll want to stir it to both release the air bubbles as well as integrate the honey and the ginger

ginger honey

Fill the jar all the way up to the top with honey.  I like to let the jar sit covered for a minimum of a week - but you can begin to use it within a few hours if you just can't wait :)

  I hope you love this as much as I do.   Please leave me a comment below and share,  I'd love to hear from you.

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2 Comments

Bonnie Gayle
Date: 6/24/2014
I love ginger honey! Bonnie taught me to make it last year and I’ve been adding it to my ginger tea.. YUM!!!
Ann Copetti
Date: 6/24/2014
I used paper thin slices of ginger root and local honey. The ginger seems to have diluted the honey so it is more like a liquid than a syrup now but still awesome with lemon and hot water and turmeric as a zingy tea
Bonnie
Date: 6/24/2014
It’s all going to depend on how much liquid is in the ginger. Sometimes it drier than other times. If your house is like mine, you’ll be making a new batch soon. Enjoy it. Bonnie

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