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Ginger Syrup Recipe

This ginger syrup recipe makes a tasty remedy that can help relieve motion sickness, stomach distress, colds, coughs and more.
By Rosemary Gladstar
November/December 2013
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This tasty remedy may help relieve motion sickness and stomach distress, colds, coughs, the effects of overeating and other maladies. It makes a sweet treat when spread on toast. For more ginger recipes, read the original article, The Joy of Ginger.

Ginger Syrup Recipe

• 1 large piece fresh ginger root
• Honey

1. Peel and grate a large piece of fresh ginger root and put it in a pan. Add enough honey to barely cover.

2. Simmer over low heat for 10 to 15 minutes, until ginger is soft and honey tastes strongly of ginger. Strain ginger from honey if you wish, but it’s generally a mess, as honey doesn’t strain easily. It’s much simpler to leave the ginger in the syrup, as it’s soft and adds texture and flavor.

3. Pour syrup into a glass jar. It will last refrigerated for several weeks.

4. To use: Take 1 tablespoon for a cold, stomach cramps and menstrual discomfort. Or add 2 to 3 tablespoons to 1 cup hot water for tea.

Variation: To make a simple ginger jam from this recipe, pour warm syrup into a blender. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of arrowroot powder or cornstarch for each cup of syrup and blend.

Recipe excerpted from Rosemary Gladstar’s Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner’s Guide, used with permission from Storey Publishing.








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