This Is What Happens When You Mix Ginger And Honey

Ginger and honey are each well-known for their individual health benefits. Ginger and its spicy, pungent scent has long been touted as a natural remedy to keep on hand for digestive issues, nausea, and the sniffles (via Healthline). While honey, that lush, golden syrup, is rich in antioxidants, has properties that are believed to help alleviate coughing — particularly in young children according to Healthline — and may contribute to positive cholesterol and blood triglyceride levels. So imagine the possible benefits of mixing ginger and honey together. 

First, the aromatics and flavor of both ingredients alone are awesome, but the combination of the two is so much more than that. It's like when the Wonder Twins come together to form a powerhouse of good, but (in the case of ginger and honey) it's for your immune system. Of course, per Consumer Safety, before you jump on any herbal bandwagon, you should always consult with a physician to make certain it won't interfere with any medications you are taking. Once you get the all-clear, you will definitely want to try some of the natural remedies you can create using ginger and honey to help keep you healthy.

Ginger and honey can boost your immune system and provide other health benefits

Per Dabur Honey, ginger and honey can be your lockdown defender against a cough and the common cold. Why this cold-busting combo works: honey helps loosen up mucus that can clog your airways, while the ginger works to reduce any inflammation and is a natural expectorant — meaning it helps you get rid of all that loosened mucus. Dabur's homemade remedy is super easy: just heat some water, and add 2 teaspoons of ginger juice and 2-1/2 teaspoons or so of honey. Drinking this warm beverage up to four times a day should provide some relief for your throat and nose. As with any illness, you should always consult a doctor before self-diagnosing and treating. That said, ginger and honey can serve as a natural treatment for other ailments, too. 

Healthline states that ginger is well known to help pregnant women mitigate morning sickness, as well as aid with other forms of nausea. Ginger is also believed to help neutralize acids that build up in the stomach, and simply drinking a teaspoon of ginger juice with a teaspoon of honey each day has helped some keep the dry heaves at bay (via Young Earth Sanctuary). NDTV agrees, noting that a mixture of ginger, lemon, and honey can also help with indigestion and other digestive issues.