How Ginger With Active Honey Fights Viruses In Your Body
As we explained in our recent blog post, Can Honey Protect Me Against The Deadly Coronavirus?, a teaspoon a day in water of medical grade active honey can build your body's immunity fast.
Medical grade active honey is honey certified by an independent laboratory to have antibacterial power of at least 10+.
In the case of manuka honey, anything less than MGO 263 (10+ UMF) is not powerful enough to benefit the body.
There are also other natural foods that you can take to make you less likely to catch a virus.
And if you do catch a virus, they can help your body fight it off quickly.
But what if you have already caught a virus?
Like antibiotics, honey has strong antibacterial properties and it is effective against bacterial infections.
But bacterial infections are different to viral infections, which is why doctors do not prescribe antibiotics for viral infections.
Although there is also scientific evidence for the antiviral properties of active honey, other natural foods can be taken with the active honey to increase its antiviral power.
Fresh ginger is one such food.
Ginger has been used for thousands of years for the treatment of numerous ailments, such as colds, nausea, arthritis, migraines, and hypertension.
Chinese, Indian, African, Arab and Latin American herbal remedies all use ginger extensively.
The medicinal, chemical, and pharmacological properties of ginger have been extensively reviewed by modern scientists.
6-gingerol is a chemical compound found naturally in ginger (hence the name). 6-gingerol is where most of the medically active properties of ginger come from.
A 2001 study at Kuwait University reported positive effects of ginger on illnesses of the digestive system, heart, blood pressure, cholesterol, arthritis, migraine, nausea, motion sickness, pain relief and viruses.
A 2013 study at Kaohsiung Medical University, Taiwan, published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology, demonstrated that fresh ginger is effective against human respiratory syncytial virus (HRSV) infections.
HRSV infections are responsible for a wide range of respiratory illnesses including the common cold.
The authors of this study found that fresh ginger prevents infection from this virus by blocking the virus from attaching to the body's healthy cells.
How To Take Fresh Ginger With Raw Organic Active Honey
The best way to get both the antibiotic benefits of raw active honey and the antiviral benefits of fresh ginger is to combine the two in water as described in this recipe below.
Taking ginger by itself does not have the same effect as taking it mixed in water with raw active honey.
The following makes approximately two mugs of raw organic active honey ginger water:
1. Take two inches of fresh organic ginger, grate it and add to 2 litres of boiling water. If you can't find organic ginger, any ginger will do.
2. Boil at low power for 30 minutes with the lid on. The water volume should reduce by just over half.
3. Allow to cool for 15 minutes with the lid off.
4. Add two teaspoons of raw organic medical grade active honey of at least 10+ TA strength. 20+ TA is twice as powerful. Stir until the honey has dissolved into the water.
5. Drain and drink. You will feel a burning sensation in your throat when you drink this, this is perfectly normal.
Drink a mug every six hours up to a maximum of three times in a 24 hour period. Do not take for more than seven days at a time otherwise you can have adverse side effects.
It is important that you allow the mixture to cool before adding the honey. Heating raw honey to temperatures above 37C kill the living nutrients in raw honey.
Always consult a medical professional before taking ginger if you have an existing health condition that requires medication.
Remember, there is no known cure for coronavirus and the above recipe is not a cure for coronavirus. However, there is scientific evidence to suggest that the above recipe can help relieve the symptoms of viral infections in your body.
The three medical grade active honeys that we sell are: