The health benefits of ginger turmeric honey syrup are numerous and it's surprisingly easy to make at home with just a few simple ingredients! Whether you're looking for a cold remedy or something to help soothe an upset stomach, this anti-inflammatory infused honey recipe should be on your list.
And if you enjoy this recipe, you'll love my spiced hibiscus syrup!
Why You'll Love this Recipe
Easy - You don't need any expert techniques or fancy kitchen tools to make this recipe so it's great for beginners.
Anti-Inflammatory Ingredients - This honey syrup recipe is based on an infusion my great grandfather passed down from his practice of native medicine in Nigeria and full of ingredients that support the immune system and fight inflammation and oxidative stress (NIH Library of Medicine). So it's great to have on hand for cough & flu season and anytime you need a boost!
Variety of Uses - Add honey ginger and turmeric syrup to yogurt and use in cooking, baking, and drink recipes that call for sweeteners. I love it in my immune boosting turmeric ginger mocktail and lemon turmeric and ginger honey for tea is amazing--try my cayenne pepper tea or simple cinnamon tea.
What You'll Need for this Recipe
Ginger & Turmeric roots are powerhouses in fighting inflammation! I recommend using fresh, organic versions but ground ginger and turmeric powder will also work.
Raw Honey is an age old natural antibiotic that adds natural sweetness, nutrients like zinc, and antibacterial properties to this easy honey syrup. I recommend manuka honey.
Black Pepper helps to unlock curcumin, the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compound in turmeric (University of Massachusetts Medical School).
Check out the recipe card below for full ingredients list, measurements, nutrition facts, and step-by-step instructions!
Substitutions & Variations
Citrus - This lemon ginger turmeric honey combination is powerful but you can capture most of the same benefits with different citrus fruits like orange and lime instead of lemon.
Vegan - Make vegan honey syrup with maple syrup or agave nectar in place of honey.
Garlic is part of the original recipe my dad and uncles use from their grandfather but I don't care for the sweet savory crossover so I leave it out. If you want to add more immunity stimulating properties, try including a few garlic cloves for a ginger turmeric garlic honey!
How to Make Ginger Turmeric Honey
Step One: Add all ingredients to a saucepan over medium heat then stir until the honey and water are dissolved together.
Step Two: Bring the mixture to a boil then reduce heat and simmer for about 30 minutes. Strain out the solids before using.
By the way, this is the same process I use to make ginger-infused honey syrup for cocktails and mocktails!
Frequently Asked Questions
In the right combination and amounts, these ingredients are great for supporting the immune system, fighting inflammation, and reducing oxidative stress.
Store refrigerated in an airtight container for up to one month.
Yes, and because of the water, honey syrup freezes solid! To freeze, store in an airtight container for up to six months.
More Favorite Recipes with Turmeric
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Ginger Turmeric Honey Syrup
- 5 inches fresh ginger or two tablespoon ground ginger
- 5 inches fresh turmeric or 5 teaspoons ground turmeric
- 1 cup honey
- 1 cup water
- 3 large lemons
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 clove or ¼ teaspoon ground clove
- Slice ginger and turmeric into coins about ¼ inch thick.
- Add ginger, turmeric, honey, water, juice of lemons, black pepper, and clove to a small saucepan over medium heat and stir to dissolve honey and water together.
- Bring mixture to a light boil then reduce heat to low and simmer for up to 30 minutes.
- Strain out solids and cool before use.