This blend is excellent for those experiencing indigestion, nausea and other gastrointestinal distresses. It's beneficial taken before or after meals to assist in digestion.
• 1 cup fresh ginger root
• 6 whole cinnamon sticks
• 2 cups water
• 1 cup sugar or honey
• Brandy or ginger tincture (1/4 of bottle space)
Herb Concentrate Method: Decoction
Ginger: Assists in alleviating nausea and stimulates the digestive system
Cinnamon: Acts as a digestive aid, alleviates stomach upset and discomfort, and helps balance blood sugar.
Ginger and cinnamon should be used in moderation; considered "hot" herbs according to Traditional Chinese Medicine, high doses may cause irritation.
Ginger should be avoided by anyone who suffers from stomach ulcers.
Cinnamon has blood-thinning effects. Use precaution and speak with your doctor before using it in conjunction with blood-thinning drugs.
Read more about herbal medicines for common illnesses in Herbal Syrups for Common Ailments.