Ulog 154: Making Ginger Syrup For Nausea Relief

I came across a recipe recently when I was trying to help ease some nausea I was suffering from and we didn't have any Vernor's (a Michigan staple Ginger Ale drink that works well for stomach upset and nausea) and I saw this recipe for ginger syrup from the preparedness Mama website

Ginger is very good for you, packing a punch of anti-inflammatory benefits and is known to alleviate indigestion, general nausea, upset tummy, morning sickness, motion sickness, and stomach flu

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This ginger syrup recipe can be stored in the refrigerator for about 10-14 days and I know I will go through it quickly; as I suffer from bouts of nausea on a daily basis. And I am so tired of chewing on the chalk tablets known as Tums.

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This is the ratios I used for this recipe were the ones suggested in the website.

Ginger Syrup Recipe

  • 4 cups of water
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 1 large ginger root
  • 10 whole cloves

Wash and slice the ginger; I chose to not clean/scrape off the skin from the ginger when making this.
Combine all ingredients into a sauce pan and bring to a boil, then turn heat down and let simmer partially covered to allow steam to escape for about 45 minutes. When done simmering, strain out the ginger pieces and whole cloves.

Let cool down and store jar of ginger syrup in refrigerator.

How to measure out and determine which consistency of syrup you want.

  • Heavy syrup = 1 cup sugar to 1 cup water
  • Medium syrup = 3/4 cup sugar to 1 cup water
  • Light syrup = 1/2 cup sugar to 1 cup water
  • Extra light syrup = 1/4 cup sugar to 1 cup water
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While the Preparedness Mama website offers many uses for the syrup, my main purpose and use will be to add some to spring water and have a gingery-like flavored water to stave off the queasiness I suffer from.

So far I have used the syrup (mixing one tablespoon with 12-ounces of water) and it has been helping alleviate my nausea; and I would much rather drink this than soda pop or eat more antacids. Plus the sweet tang has been a refreshing change up from the regular lemon water I've been drinking.

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Comments 9

Ginger is such an amazing root and this is such a simple recipe. I will give this a try. I wonder if it would have the same results if you used the syrup to sweeten a cup of black rooibos tea?

09.10.2019 11:28

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09.10.2019 12:55

Ginger is good for almost everything.
We used it as one of the ingredients in Chinese soups too.

09.10.2019 13:56

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I love ginger and agree it is fantastic for nausea I used it during my pregnancies if I felt a little nauseous but luckily it was not too often. I love this recipe it is lovely and simple and I imagine it is a great immune booster as well especially coming into the winter months.

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09.10.2019 14:16

So good to try homemade recipes for daily problems we suffer with @goldendawne, I was brewing ginger through our recent winter for my son who suffers with nausea from migraines.

I boil ginger root (with skin on), chopped up in a tea pot, he serves himself when needed with a teaspoon of honey, (avoiding sugar for weight), must remember the cloves next winter, never thought of those two going together.

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09.10.2019 14:54

This sounds like something I need in my life. We grow a large amount of ginger and this would put some of it to good use!

09.10.2019 16:03

We used the same method when feeling nausea, it really works.

09.10.2019 16:55

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09.10.2019 18:28

The few long distance plane rides I've taken, i always had pieces of candied ginger that i would nibble as needed. Always worked great!

We have a real good ginger beer/ale here, 17% ginger, that works real well for nausea also. I forget the brand...

10.10.2019 00:20