Honey And Ginger

Honey And Ginger

Honey, Ginger, Lemon & Mint Tea, Source Pixabay, Leon_Ting
Tea, Source Pixabay, Leon_Ting

I recently did a post on Honey and Turmeric (Golden Milk) which was so successful, that I have now followed it up with an article on Honey and Ginger.

As you all know by now, I really like honey as so in this article I will focus more on ginger and the wonderful health benefits of ginger.

If you would like to know more about the amazing health benefits of honey, please click here.

Ginger

Ginger Root, Source Pixabay, Ajale
Ginger Root, Source Pixabay, Ajale

Ginger (Zingiber officinale)​ is a flowering plant whose root (rhizome) is used in natural medicine.  Did you know that ginger and turmeric are actually part of the same plant family? Yes, they are.  See more learning, learning and more learning everyday!

The top ginger producing countries in the world are India, China, Nepal, Indonesia and Thailand (source Wikipedia.com, 2017)

Ginger is one of those time honoured remedies passed down from our grandparents.  It has been proved to be many people’s go to ingredient for lots of issues.

Top 3 Health Benefits of Using Ginger

  1. Help with digestive issues
    Stomach Ache Figure, Source Pixabay, WolfBlur
    Stomach Ache Figure, Source Pixabay, WolfBlur

      

Ginger has lots of phenolic compounds.  These compounds help with digestion, stimulate salvia in the mouth and help improve how food is broken down and move through the digestive track.

2) Nausea

I had lots of ginger tea and ginger ale to help with morning sickness during pregnancy. It worked for me and many of my friends as well.

Knee Pain Figure, Source Pixabay, WolfBlur
Knee Pain Figure, Source Pixabay, WolfBlur

3) Pain reduction & Inflammation

Ginger has been shown to help reduce inflammation and treat inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and muscle pain.  (Source HowStuffWorks.com, 2017)

 


 

Some of the nutrients found in ginger

  • Please remember that ginger is usually eaten in small amounts in a single serving.

Figures are per 100g of Ginger.

Source United States Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service, 2017.
Source United States Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service, 2017.

 

 

For more information on the nutritional value of ginger please go to the United States Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service.  Click here.

 

Now for the benefits of Honey and Ginger combined.

Honey is well known for having anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties.  Ginger is well known for helping the digestive system, help relieve nausea and by reducing the pain of inflammation.  By combining the twin benefits of honey WITH ginger, you now have a great tasting drink which is both pleasant to taste and great for you.

Most people can easily add a honey and ginger tea into their daily diet without too many issues.

How do you use honey and ginger at home? Have you ever had them together?  Do you like the taste? Do you HATE the taste?

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Hot Ginger Tea with Citrus, Source Pixabay, Silviarita
Hot Ginger Tea with Citrus, Source Pixabay, Silviarita

Video Title: Drink Honey Mixed With Ginger For 7 Days And This Will Happen

Video Author: Foods4Health                                  Video Date: May 8, 2017

Honey combined with ginger, which are both usually mixed in water, has been consumed for its health benefits for many generations in cultures around the world.

Ginger Tea, Source PIxabay, Congerdesign
Ginger Tea, Source PIxabay, Congerdesign

It is simple and easy to make while also having a pleasant taste.

Not to mention the health benefits that this mixture can provide are numerous and help the entire body when consumed consistently.

First, a drink consisting of honey and ginger can promote proper digestion and help to remedy different digestive issues.

The mixture has tremendous antibacterial, antiviral and anti-parasitic properties.

It also consists of phenol compounds and volatile oils, which again help with healthy digestion.

This allows the honey and ginger concoction to help eliminate and remove toxins throughout the entire body and pushes food through the stomach and digestive tract.

Stomach Ache Figure, Source Pixabay, WolfBlur
Stomach Ache Figure, Source Pixabay, WolfBlur

It can also relieve bloating and gas while treating different stomach conditions such as diarrhea and upset stomach.

In addition to these digestive health benefits, this mixture also contains a number of important antioxidants. One of which is called gingerols.

Cold & Flu, Source Pixabay, Mojpe
Cold & Flu, Source Pixabay, Mojpe

 

 

As well, these antioxidants and compounds can help to promote and stimulate the bodies immunity, helping again with the digestive system and cold and flu symptoms if consumed regularly.

It can help with symptoms such as cough, sore and scratchy throat, headaches and also help to clear the sinuses and remedy a runny nose.

Honey and ginger has also been known to help reduce inflammation in the body due to the mixture’s impressive nutrient profile and antioxidants.

If can also help to alleviate swelling in the body as well as providing benefits for those with arthritis.

Migraine, Source Pixabay, RobinHiggins
Migraine, Source Pixabay, RobinHiggins

As well, it can help to alleviate symptoms associated with migraines naturally.

Lastly, the antioxidant properties found in this honey and ginger mixture have also been known to promote overall heart health.

When consumed regularly, it has shown to help ease tension in the blood vessels which can have the beneficial effect of reducing blood pressure while also reducing the chances of different heart condition such as stroke, atherosclerosis and heart attacks.

To make this honey and ginger mixture for yourself, all you will need is:

Fresh Ginger Root Cross section, Source Wikipedia Commons
Fresh Ginger Root Cross section, Source Wikipedia Commons
  • 1 tablespoon of freshly grated ginger,

    Honey Pot, Source Pixabay, StockSnap
    Honey Pot, Source Pixabay, StockSnap

  • 1 tablespoon of honey and
  • 1 cup of hot water.

First, grate and prepare the ginger by placing it into a cup and then fill it with the hot water.

Let this ginger steep in the water for about 5 to 10 minutes, and then remove the ginger with a strainer.

Once the ginger is removed, add the 1 tablespoon of honey when it has cooled down for a few minutes.

Try to drink this mixture over the next week as consistently as possible to notice these benefits best.

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How do you use honey and ginger at home? Have you ever had them together?  Do you like the taste? Do you HATE the taste?

Personally, this was a tough one to drink for me.  I love honey, but I am not so keen on ginger at all.  I used to have it when I felt nauseous because it is said to help with upset stomachs. The trouble is that I had so much of it, that whenever I taste honey I just think of morning sickness!

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12 Replies to “Honey And Ginger”

  1. Hi Rebecca,

    Firstly I would like to say thank you so much for such a wonderful and informative article about Honey and ginger, I never knew that you could mix the two (and water) for all these health benefits.
    I have heard that Manuka honey is really good but, I never knew it was good for so many things, I have a bad stomach and my sinuses are not the best. I am going to follow the method on here and see if it helps.
    This has given me a bit of hope, I have book marked your website. You know your stuff.
    Thanks,

    Freddy

    1. Hi Freddy,

      Thank you so much for stopping by today and for your kind words about our website. I really appreciate that.

      I am sorry to hear that your stomach and sinuses are playing up on you.  I hope you find some relieve through naturally remedies.

      Manuka Honey is amazing for stomach issues including SIBO and stomach acid issues.  If you would like to know more, please feel free to click on this link The Health Benefits Of Manuka Honey.

      I wish you every success in your recovery.

  2. Hi there,

    I loved the article, I’ve found it very informative!
    I personally like Ginger, and I usually drink it in hot water without honey. I also use it in food, it adds a lot of taste to some of my cakes. When my children don’t feel good, I prepare them a tea with ginger, they don’t like the taste, but it helps pretty well. However, I’ve never tried ginger with honey, It must be delicious! I’ll try this out tomorrow:)
    Thank you for this excellent post!

    1. Hi Danielle,

      Thank you so much for your kind words.  You must be an excellent mother to look after your kinds with so much love and kindness – good on you!

      I love a hot honey and lemon drink when I am feeling under the weather. My usual recipe is something like this Hot Water with Honey and Lemon. I will have to train myself to add a bit of fresh ginger in there as well.  I hear that it is also stunning with a few fresh mint leaves thrown in for good measure.

      Thank you again for stopping by. If you have any questions on Manuka honey, please keep us in mind.

      All the best. 

  3. This is all so amazing! I’ve been working with a traditional Chinese medicine doctor to treat my Lyme disease that has caused a ton of inflammation within every corner of my body. She had me make ginger tea with brown sugar and drink it every morning. I always wondered what was with the odd combo! It helped a TON with my joint pain and helped me get my appetite back. Any idea what’s so special about brown sugar with ginger? I love honey too though!!

    xx

    Helen

    1. Hi Helen,

      I am sorry to hear that you have contracted Lyme disease. I hear that it is a 100% horrible affliction. I am so sorry to hear that your are of the people that have to suffer through this.

      I am happy to hear that ginger is working well for you.  It is nice to think that you can get some relief from the inflammation.  I have not come across the combination of brown sugar and ginger before.  Based of your recommendation, I will have to look it up.

      If you would like to know more about the healing benefits of Manuka Honey, please click here Is Manuka Honey Good?

      Thank you again for visiting us today and good luck with your recovery.

  4. Hi, thank you for the simple honey ginger tea recipe, it sounds wonderful! I am in my early 40’s and have had abdominal issues for over 20 years, they don’t seem to get better either! I have wondered about ginger tea but steered away because I didn’t really like the flavor. I would imagine it is quite tasty with the honey! Sometimes sugar bothers my stomach, but the honey would probably be ok because it is natural? It is worth a shot, I will give it a try. thanks again for the great information!

    1. Hi Steve and Kris,

      Thank you for visiting us today.  I am sorry to hear that you have had abdominal issues for many, many years.  It must bring you a lot of pain and discomfort. I hope you get some relief soon.

      Manuka Honey has been shown to help a lot with SIBO and stomach acid issues.  Perhaps that is also worth a try?  To learn more about Manuka Honey and how it works with SIBO, Low Stomach Acid, Acid Reflux, please click here. The Health Benefits Of Manuka Honey

      Thank you again for stopping by.

  5. Hi Bec,
    This is very informative. I didn’t know that there are so many benefits from consuming ginger and honey. I love to drink honey but then Manuka Honey is a bit expensive. Ginger ?…hmm… I used it for cooking but to have it as a drink. I don’t know. I always experience bloated stomach. Perhaps I should try this remedy to ease it.
    Thank you for all the information.
    Sharon

    1. Hi Sharon,

      Thank you for stopping by today.  I really appreciate that.  I am happy that we were able to help you with some information. Yes, I agree honey is wonderful in a drink.  I especially like honey with hot water and lemon when I am feeling the effects of a cold.  You are right, Manuka Honey is expensive.  To overcome this I keep local raw honey in my pantry all year round and then use the Manuka Honey when I have something specific that I would like a little extra help with. 

      I wrote an article about the differences, you can read it here at Manuka Honey v Raw Honey

      Thanks again for stopping by.

  6. I love ginger and I love honey. I used to make ginger tea with honey, but it has been several years now since I have done it consistently. Thank you for the reminder of how good it is for me. I grew up drinking ginger “beer”(non-alcoholic beverage), so I am no stranger to it. Ginger tea is also great in the winter when you need a little more warmth.
    Ginger with honey can be had either warm or cold and it is delicious either way. Have you tried ginger and honey as a cold beverage?

    1. Hi Matendi,

      Thank you for visiting our website today, I really appreciate that.

      No I haven’t actually tried cold ginger and honey as a drink. It sounds wonderful in a tall glass filled with ice watching the sun setting.  This is something I think I will definitely do as we move into Summer. Thank you for suggesting it.

      Have you tried “Golden Milk”? it is honey with turmeric. It is filled with many, many wonderful heal benefits and it tastes great as well.  Here is a quick and easy recipe for you Honey and Turmeric.

      If you would like to know more about the benefits of Manuka Honey, please click here.

      Thank you again for visiting us today.

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