Soothing Ginger Syrup for Nausea {Herbal Primer}

Every now and again something doesn’t agree with us and my usual habit is to take some of that icky pink stuff, or some effervescent powder. The problem with those is that they are laden with strange ingredients that many of us are no longer wanting to put into our bodies. Here is a natural nausea remedy for ginger syrup that will prove to be effective and delicious!

Soothing Ginger Syrup for Nausea

Ginger is a fabulous herb, and best known for treating nausea. It is safe to use for morning sickness in pregnant women and tummy troubles for children (not under 1 year old because of the honey content), which makes it a perfect herb to keep around the house for the whole family.

I’ve just finished up Unit 3 of the Herbal Intermediate Course that I’m taking through Herbal Academy of New England, and this ginger syrup is the recipe I made for the essay portion of my test. I can’t wait to use this ginger syrup next time I experience stomach discomfort so I can forego the pink stuff forever!

Soothing Ginger Syrup for Nausea

Soothing Ginger Syrup for Nausea

Recipe Source: Herbal Academy of New England

Do not use for children under 1 year old.



  1. Bring water and ginger to a boil, allow to boil for 20-40 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat, allow to cool.
  3. Strain ginger from water, making sure to press all the juices out of the ginger and into the liquid.
  4. Warm liquid just enough to allow honey to distribute evenly and stir in honey. Mix well.
  5. Transfer to a mason jar and store in refrigerator.


Add more honey for a thicker syrup.

To use: Take 1 Tbsp to 1 ounce at a time. Drink as is or add to a hot tea, such as my catnip-mint tea.

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  1. Jorge says

    Bring 3 cups of water to boil for 20-40 mins? Won’t it evaporate completely by then? Should it boil until it is reduced by half, third? Please explain.

    Thank you.

    • says

      Hi Jorge—no, actually I made this recipe and followed the directions and it did not evaporate. I must confess that I don’t know how much it reduced by, but I can tell you that In the end (after adding the honey), I got almost a quart of ginger syrup–probably shy of about 4-5 oz, leaving little more than an inch and a half of headspace in the quart mason jar. Hope that explains it better!

  2. says

    Kristi , I just made some of this for my wife , she has been having terrible nausea as a result of the pharmaceuticals that she is taking as treatment for fibromyalgia , do you suggest from your knowledge that she take some of the syrup ahead of her breakfast that is a must before her meds.? Thank You Very Much.

    • says

      Hi Kelly—

      You know, that’s a little more difficult to answer without knowing what meds she is on, because some herbs have interactions with certain drugs. Here is a site I’ve used in the past to see if there are any drug interactions (I’ve already entered Ginger into the search bar): . Under the first heading “Ginger” there is a link to ‘Drug Interactions”. Click on that, then plug in the names of each medication.

      Having said that and if there are no interactions, then I’d probably take at the same time as the food, or maybe between the food and the medicine. But the reality is that she will just need to see what works best for her. :)

      Hope that helps, Kelly!

      • says

        Thank you Kristi , the main one is savella , and the link that you gave me said that there isn’t any interaction with ginger and it. . [IF] we can get through these initial side effects , I think that it is going to help her , but getting through is the hard part. Please add us to your prayer list if you have one, I know that is what will get us through. Thank You Again.

        • says

          Hi Kelly–please forgive me for taking so long to reply to this. Please know that you and your wife have been my thoughts and prayers since I read this two days ago, and that I’m praying for your peace, your wife’s comfort, and for strength to get through this time.

          • Marsha says

            Hi Kelly, you need to check out dr gundrys diet evolution to help fibromyalgia. The diet helps with symptoms
            Also i make a ginger juice that has two part ginger strained to one part fresh squeezed lemons to 1/4th cup honey. each night i drink 1/4 cup with hot tea of choice with 1/2 tea turmeric powder..this is delicious!

  3. Ronald Hird says

    I’d be a little hesitant at using hot water and honey as the benefits are very much reduced by doing so.

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