Easy Ginger Honey Syrup

Easy Ginger Honey Syrup for nausea, stomach ache, indigestion, colds & flu
This tasty ginger honey syrup is made with just a few easy-to-find ingredients and is a snap to mix together!

It’s superb for treating:

  • nausea
  • stomach ache
  • motion sickness
  • indigestion
  • discomfort from overeating
  • vomiting
  • colds & flu when chills and congestion are among the symptoms

It’s anti-viral so also great for taking as a preemptive measure if you’ve been exposed to a stomach flu or other particularly nasty bug.

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Raw Honey

Making this syrup couldn’t be simpler!

First, we need to make a strong ginger tea. To do so, place 1/4 teaspoon of ground ginger (or around a tablespoon of freshly chopped & peeled ginger) into a heat proof glass jar or other suitable container. (You can vary these amounts according to taste preference.)

I buy powdered ginger from Mountain Rose Herbs for substantial savings and unparalleled freshness, but you should be able to find a high quality, organic brand at your local health store as well. Fresh ginger root is often found in the produce section of your local supermarket.

Pour around 1/2 cup (4 ounces) of simmering hot water over the ginger and then cover with a saucer. Let this steep until it’s comfortably cool enough to handle, or at least 20 to 30 minutes.

Strain, then measure out two to three times as much raw honey, as you have tea.

Gently stir the honey and tea together while the tea is still warm.

Pour into a sterilized jar. This should keep for about a month, if stored in your refrigerator. To extend the  shelf life by several months, stir vodka or brandy into the mixture before refrigerating. (Suggested ratio is 3 to 4 tablespoons of high proof alcohol per cup of syrup you wish to preserve.)

Dosing is: 1 to 2 teaspoons for children or 1 tablespoon for adults, given up to five times per day if needed.

Important: This is a great home remedy for the occasional case of queasiness or stomach bug, but if you develop persistent symptoms or serious signs of illness, you should seek the advice of your doctor or other health care provider. If you are: on prescription medications (especially blood thinners), pregnant, or nursing; check with a medical professional before treating your symptoms with this or any other herbal preparation.




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    1. Hi Kathy! I’m not positive on whether it would or not, but it sure wouldn’t hurt to add some and see how it does for you!

  1. Hello, my daughter is 2 in August. I live in a small town that is not very homeopathic. She suffers from nausea every morning. Her physician has suggested treating her morning car ride vomiting with benedryl so that she sleeps through the car ride. I do not agree and have resorted to a “sick bucket” for our daily work ride. Can I use this for her 5 days a week. Thank you for the help.

    1. Hi Ashley! I’m so sorry that your daughter has been sick every morning. I’m not legally allowed to give medical advice, but I can say that I’ve used ginger for my two-year-olds with excellent result. My son always got queasy on car rides until he turned around 13 and outgrew it, and ginger was a life-saver for us! I hope you’re able to find something that works well for her, so your morning commute is less stressful!

  2. Not quite sure about the amount of honey can you help. My neice has a gastro problem and is diabetic will this be helpful for her?

    1. Hi Pat! I’m afraid I’m just not sure how much honey she can have as a diabetic. My dad has Type 1 diabetes and he’s used honey to heal diabetic sores and has taken up to 1 spoonful a day (which he reports helped him feel better), but with diabetes – it’s such a precarious balancing act. Ginger could be very helpful for her, but it does thin the blood a bit, which could be a problem for diabetics too. So, with her medical problems, I would check with a trained herbalist, naturopath or her doctor first, to make sure that it’s something she can have.
      I hope that she’s feeling better soon!

  3. Hi Jan, I’ve made ginger honey where I grated the fresh ginger and put into a sauce pan and poured just enough honey to cover the ginger. Simmer for about 20 minutes. I put a tsp into a cup of hot water. Yum! Everyone at my work has been sick, but not this chic! By the way, I love all of your tricks, tips and recipes! I read your blogs nightly before bed! It’s like my own bed time story!

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