Homemade Ginger Ale. This information should not replace professional advice by a qualified medical or herbal practitioner.
If you love Ginger Ale, you can make your own at home without any artificial ingredients and preservatives. This Homemade Ginger Ale is delicious and a great way to help prevent and fight a cold or the flu.
Make it with real ginger and get all the wonderful health benefits!
Ginger is an herb. The rhizome (underground stem) is used as a spice and also as a medicine. It can be used fresh, dried and powdered, or as a juice or oil. Ginger can help treat the common cold, flu-like symptoms, headaches, and painful menstrual periods.
Today, health care professionals may recommend ginger to help prevent or treat nausea and vomiting from motion sickness, pregnancy, and cancer chemotherapy. It is also used to treat mild stomach upset, to reduce pain of osteoarthritis, and may even be used in heart disease.
Ginger has a very potent anti-viral substance that prevents the adhesion of viruses to the upper respiratory mucosa. Ginger is anti-inflammatory, antiseptic (preventing the growth of disease) and also an antioxidant. Ginger also soothes the stomach and throat, has properties to suppress a cough, and is considered a natural pain and fever reducer. If you make hot Ginger Tea, you can breath in the hot elixir and help clear your nasal passages.
Homemade Ginger Ale
Serving size: 1 cup
2 inch piece of ginger juiced (use a little less if you do not want a strong ginger flavor)
8 ounces of sparkling or carbonated water
1/2 lemon juiced
1 tbsp honey (use more or less according to taste) Remember the benefits of eating Pure Natural Raw Honey are simply amazing. Buying raw honey is really important!
First you need to juice the ginger and lemon. I used my Omega juicer
Then mix well well with the sparking or carbonated water, and honey