Herbal Syrups for Common Ailments: Tummy Troubles

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A syrup made with ginger root is a great way to stimulate 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

    Medicinal Potential

    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.


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. 

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