A syrup wonderful for heartburn. Both of these herbs are useful to aid digestion and are immune system boosters. This is especially helpful during cold and flu season. If you only have access to ginger this recipe still works. Ginger is particularly good for relief of nausea. Stir a spoonful of this syrup into sparkling water and you will have instant ginger ale!
Yields about 2 cups.
1/2 c. sliced peeled fresh ginger
1/2 c. sliced fresh turmeric
1 cinnamon stick
2 c. water
1/3-1 c. raw honey
**Be sure to wear gloves when working with turmeric or your hands will be yellow orange!
Combine ginger, turmeric, cinnamon stick and water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat slightly and let simmer uncovered for about 20 minutes or until the liquid has reduced by half. Remove the pan from heat and let cool to room temperature.
Strain out herbs, then stir in the honey. Start with 1/2 c. of honey and then add more to taste as needed.
Store the syrup in a covered jar in the refrigerator, and it will keep for 2-4 weeks.
If you would like to increase the shelf life of this syrup, freeze it in baggies or ice cube trays and then thaw as needed. Remember turmeric can stain.
Take 1 T. as needed to help relieve acid reflux/heartburn or an upset stomach. It can also be stirred into water or tea.
**This is safe for children ages 2 and older.