5 Surprising Benefits of Honey and Ginger

The health benefits of honey and ginger for treating respiratory problems are unmatched by any other concoction. They help improve blood circulation, strengthen the immunity, treat respiratory problems and cancer. Furthermore, honey is an excellent medium for transmitting the benefits of herbs such as ginger to the body.

Both honey and ginger have their own individual health benefits and the combination of the two provides additional bonuses.

Health benefits of Honey and Ginger

A mixture of honey and ginger works wonders for the body. The health benefits of honey and ginger spice include the following:

Asthma: It is also believed that a mixture of honey and ginger, along with black pepper, is capable of treating or reducing the effects of asthma. It is a naturally soothing and anti-inflammatory mix that releases the tension and promotes the flow of oxygen to the lungs and the relaxation of the blood vessels.

Honey gingerRespiratory problems: The mixture of honey and ginger is an excellent expectorant and therefore, provides instant relief to people suffering from a cough, cold, sore throat, and runny nose.

Cancer Management: Ginger has been linked to a reduction in nausea and vomiting that is associated with cancer and chemotherapy treatments.

Patients often suffer debilitating nausea following these intense procedures, and they turn to alternative solutions to eliminate it.

Ginger speeds up the emptying of the stomach through its digestive properties, which can prevent the discomfort and probability of nausea. Nausea from chemotherapy is caused by cisplatin, a primary chemotherapy component, and ginger can balance out its powerful effects.

Ginger has also been positively connected with reducing nausea and vomiting that is associated with pregnancy and “morning sickness”. This, combined with the naturally soothing effects of honey, make for a powerful preventative solution against vomiting and nausea caused from various sources.

Cancer Prevention: In terms of cancer prevention, studies have shown that the combination of honey and ginger result in chemo-preventive properties and the stimulus of antioxidant enzymes that reduce the chances of cancer growth and metastasis. Therefore, a honey ginger tonic, can not only help reduce the symptoms of chemotherapy but also reduce the chances cancer.

Indigestion: Ginger and honey are also available in the form of ginger honey tonic. It is believed that this tonic or syrup is a good digestive aid due to the inherent digestive properties of ginger. Furthermore, both ginger and honey have antioxidant properties, thereby increasing the strength of the body’s immune system. Therefore, the consumption of one teaspoon of ginger and honey tonic is very useful for people who have a weak digestive system.

Ginger honey tonic has high levels of protein, which aids in the digestive process, and it also stimulates the secretion of bile, which helps to dissolve fat. Furthermore, it stimulates the growth of intestinal flora, which speeds up the digestive process and facilitates proper bowel movements.

Lastly, this gives a honey ginger tonic the ability to increase the absorption of other nutrients from food and reduce waste. For children, this has been traditionally given to ease stomach irritation, because it is a very soothing solution, rather than traditional medicine.

Heart Health: The antioxidant properties of honey and ginger tonic have been shown to moderate prostaglandin behavior in the body. Prostaglandins are lipid compounds that are derived enzymatically from fatty acids, present in ginger. These prostaglandins are found throughout the body and are functional elements in almost all organ systems. In terms of heart health, the moderating effects of honey and ginger tonic have shown a propensity to ease blood vessel tension, thereby reducing blood pressure and reducing the chances of conditions like atherosclerosis, heart attacks, and strokes.

For these reasons and many more, people all around the world, especially in India, always keep both ginger and honey in their house and prepare this beneficial mixture for someone falling ill with cold or a cough.

honeyandgingerinfoThe best way to consume ginger and honey is to mix one teaspoon of ginger root juice with one teaspoon of honey. Ginger honey crystals can also be purchased in markets and grocery stores. The crystallized ginger and honey that is pre-made retains most of the health benefits present in a fresh preparation and are meant for a quick and easy preparation of a ginger and honey beverage

Ginger honey candies are also very popular. If your throat is congested and you are not able to speak properly, you should eat candied ginger and honey as it normally clears the throat immediately. Ginger honey candies are also useful during traveling because they are known to help in dealing with motion sickness.

Honey can be added to ginger to improve its taste. Honey acts as a sweetener, which makes ginger more palatable. Furthermore, honey can be added to ginger bread, ginger cookies, ginger ale, ginger beer, carrot ginger soup, ginger punch, ginger biscuits, ginger snaps, ginger cake, and various other ginger recipes to enhance their taste.

Honey is often added to ginger root tea or ginger and cinnamon tea. You can replace sugar (if you are a sugar user) with honey while preparing the ginger tea, thereby giving your ginger tea an extra boost.

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1

please help. Do we mix Honey and Ginger together to enjoy health benefits from Honey and Ginger, or they are taken individually?

2

you can use together, peal off ginger skip and soak it in honey for 30 mins.

3

I use a product called ImmuneSchein that has this organic lemon, organic ginger and honey from whole foods only in it. Ease of use and an amazing taste. They also make one of these with turmeric, Ceylon cinnamon, hibiscus, lavender, elderberry and garlic.

4

Can I find Organic certified Manuka honey directly from New Zealand? I've heard most conventional producers are using heat to artificially increase activity of manuka honey and sell it at the higher price.

5

Hello Karen, Please check in your local market or check online.

6

For Ginger and Honey, Can you answer the following?

1. What should be the quantity to be mixed (1 tb spoon honeyt with 1tb spoon ginger paste)

2. How many times a day, it should be taken?

3. Should this be taken regulalry?

7
Meenakshi Nagdeve

Hello Vishal, Depending on use and need one can mix equal or different quantities of honey and ginger and have 1-3 times a day. But one should not have excess of ginger and honey and again depending on the requirement decide on the duration and frequency.

8

Ginger is a food element whose benefits will never end, I use it with milk to make my bones bones strong and it also keeps cold away. By the way well written article, Keep it up 🙂

9

Honey plus ginger is double power for fight inflammatory. thank you 🙂

10
فوائد الزنجبيل

hey thanks for sharing with us that awesome article by the way i have a new website about ginger

11

I love the ginger and honey candies coated in powdered sugar I like the spiciness of it. I just now received today the honey ginger crystal instant tea by Prince of Peace the same makers of the chewy candy 🙂

12
Hameed Bathusha Mrt

yes Honey and Ginger boiled 2 or 3 minutes and drink a tea cup it will keep away from cold and throat pain.

13

I have ulcers and one time I mixed Ginger. Lemon n garlic. To cure cold as advised by a herbalist but instead I had severe stomachache what could have caused it help pliz.

14

if u take raw garlic if you have ulcers , it will make heavy pain in abdomen

15
Nilini Wijesinge

when you have ulcers you musnt take the strong yhings but smooth herbals.ginger & lemon has some effect of assid which already u have ulsers.when u use herbals try to see each thing specifically give what effect.if not ginger galic & all the spices has a good effect may you should know when where & for what you should use

17

honey is a great healer of wounds.

18
Mohammed Nashrulla

Health Benefits of Honey and Ginger.

19
Mohammed Nashrulla

The health benefits of honey and ginger

20

Which is better cinnamon and honey or ginger and honey? Is there a special kind of ginger or cinnamon that is better?

21
Nilini Wijesinge

ginger & honey is better in taste as well as for use

22

Where did you say you found that ginger in the jar?

23
Estrella Rancudo Bumacod

I have seen this product at the grocery store and tried it. I easily keep air in my stomach and always felt bloated. but with the one time drinking it I get gas out fast and felt good. Also I usually take tylenol to put me to bed, but drinking the ginger tea, made me go to bed without tylenol. Also my aching knee felt relax.

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