Ginger infused honey is great for colds and flues. It will sooth your throat and you will enjoy in its marvelous taste. It also serves in just about every East Asian inspired recipe that calls for a touch of sweetness.
The antibacterial properties of honey have soothing qualities for the sore, itchy and scratchy throats. Honey is widely known for its wide specter of properties and it is widely known for its ability to stimulate the body to produce antibodies to the pollen which is due to the big amount of pollen that it contains. That decreases the amount of histamine your body produces, which lessens your allergies eventually. One more of its abilities that is worth mentioning is its ability to fight both aging and Alzheimer’s. Many researches proved that honey increases serotonin- the hormone of happiness and in that way increases melanin in your body and helps you sleep better at the same time reducing the night time coughing.
The other ingredient of this remedy is ginger and it is also powerful antioxidant, solving problems with arthritis. It’s a good for all motion sickness (air, land, or sea). It solves nausea in pregnancy, and protects against colorectal cancer.
Ginger Infused Honey Recipe
This is what you will need for its preparation:
- Sterilized containers with lids (mason jars, salad dressing containers… whatever)
- 2 Cups of Honey
- Candy Thermometer
- A double boiler/or a heat safe bowl and a pot
- 1 ½ inches of fresh ginger root OR 2 Tablespoons of dried ginger
How to prepare it:
First of all peel and slice the ginger (you can also shred the ginger). Then place the honey in the top of the double boiler with water at the bottom. When you finish with that add the ginger to the honey and bring the water to a boil. Monitor the honey with the candy thermometer and try to keep it to 185° for 10 minutes. That is all that you should do. After that turn off the heat and leave it to cool down for 10 minutes. Strain out your ginger and pour it into your sterilized containers. In case you chose to thinly slice your ginger, keep the ginger – it’s honey-glazed ginger and it’s great for your upset tummy.
Add some honey to the ginger root to preserve it for longer period. The longer you leave it with the ginger the more infused the ginger becomes – the tastier it is. You can preserve the shredded ginger too and use it other recipes.