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Protect yourself in this new cold season. The cold weather brings colds and flu, especially among children. The best way to protect yourself and your dearest is to boost your immune system and improve your health. Here is one remedy.

Ginger- infused honey remedy effectively fights against colds and flu, and at the same time, it is wonderfully soothing for your throat, has delicious taste, tastes delicious, and has some great leftovers. Moreover, it also serves in just about every East Asian inspired recipe that calls for a touch of sweetness.

Ginger is famous for its property as powerful antioxidant, being a fantastic cure for most problems with arthritis. It cures nausea in pregnancy, and protects against colorectal cancer. In addition, it’s a miraculous treatment for all motion sickness (air, land, or sea).

Honey contains extremely powerful antibacterial properties. It also possesses soothing qualities for sore, itchy or scratchy throats. Honey is loaded with antioxidants which help fight both aging and Alzheimer’s.

The consumption of honey 30 minutes before bed reduces night time coughing. Another benefit of honey is that it stimulates serotonin which the body converts into melatonin, and it helps you sleep.

Ginger Infused Honey- recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ inches of fresh ginger root or 2 Tablespoons of dried ginger
  • 2 Cups of Honey
  • Sterilized containers with lids (mason jars, salad dressing containers… whatever)
  • A double boiler/or a heat safe bowl and a pot
  • Candy Thermometer

Preparation:

Place the honey in the top of the double boiler with water at the bottom. Peel and slice the ginger into very thin slices, and add it to the honey.  You can also choose to shred it. Bring the water to a boil and monitor the honey with the candy thermometer. Bring it to 185° and keep it at that heat for 10 minutes. Then remove from heat and let it stand for another ten minutes. After those ten minutes, strain out the ginger and pour it into the sterilized containers.

If you chose to thinly slice your ginger, keep the ginger – it’s honey-glazed ginger and it’s great for your upset tummy.

 

Source:http://www.healthyfoodhouse.com