Try Ginger & Angelica Root Syrup with indigestion. These root herbs have been used to help with dyspepsia, gastrointestinal infections, ulcers, nausea, and other digestive issues. They may also offer an antimicrobial effect.
Ginger and Angelica Root Syrup Ingredients
- 6 ounces of sliced ginger root
- 2 ounces of sliced angelica root
- 2 cup of sugar
- 2 cups of water
Ginger & Angelica Root Syrup Instructions
- Gently boil the roots in the sugar water for 45 minutes
- Remove from heat and allow to steep for 45 minutes
- Strain root parts from syrup thru fine mesh and a strainer
- Pour syrup into a glass container. Allow to cool. Seal with a lid and store in fridge for up to one month.
Some Ginger & Angelica Root Syrup Research
- Percutaneous application on neck of Zingiber officinale (ginger), Elletaria cardamomum (cardamom) and Artemisia dracunculus (tarragon) essential oils in equal parts reduced postoperative nausea and vomiting 50-75%. From: De Pradier, E. (2006). A trial of a mixture of three essential oils in the treatment of postoperative nausea and vomiting. International Journal of Aromatherapy, 16(1), 15-20. Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijat.2006.01.004
- Ginger aromatherapy was effective in treating postoperative nausea. From: Hunt, R., Dienemann, J., Norton, H. J., Hartley, W., Hudgens, A., Stern, T., & Divine, G. (2013). Aromatherapy as treatment for postoperative nausea: a randomized trial. Anesthesia & Analgesia, 117(3), 597-604.
- Ginger aromatherapy lowered the incidence of nausea and vomiting in the post-anaesthesia recovery. From: Geiger, J. L. (2005). The essential oil of ginger, Zingiber officinale, and anaesthesia. International Journal of Aromatherapy, 15(1), 7-14.
- Ginger, peppermint, aniseed and fennel, citrus fruits, dandelion and artichoke, melissa and chamomile have digestive enhancing activities. From: Valussi, M. (2012). Functional foods with digestion-enhancing properties. International journal of food sciences and nutrition, 63(sup1), 82-89. L
- The following methanol extracts showed activity against Helicobacter pylori which causes gastrointestinal disorders: Myristica fragrans (nutmeg seed), Zingiber officinale (ginger root), Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary leaf), Achillea millefolium (yarrow), Foeniculum vulgare (fennel seed), Passiflora incarnata (passionflower), Origanum majorana (oregano), and others. From: Mahady, G. B., Pendland, S. L., Stoia, A., Hamill, F. A., Fabricant, D., Dietz, B. M., & Chadwick, L. R. (2005). In vitro susceptibility of Helicobacter pylori to botanical extracts used traditionally for the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders. Phytotherapy research, 19(11), 988-991.
- The antioxidant activity of gallic acid and the inhibitory activity of cinnamic acid against Helicobacter pylori found in ginger rhizomes contributed to its gastroprotective ability. From: Nanjundaiah, S. M., Annaiah, H. N. M., & Dharmesh, S. M. (2011). Gastroprotective effect of ginger rhizome (Zingiber officinale) extract: role of gallic acid and cinnamic acid in H. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2011.
- Ginger had a gastroprotective and anti-ulcerogenic effect in rats. From: Al-Yahya, M. A., Rafatullah, S., Mossa, J. S., Ageel, A. M., Parmar, N. S., & Tariq, M. (1989). Gastroprotective activity of ginger zingiber officinale rosc., in albino rats. The American journal of Chinese medicine, 17(01n02), 51-56.
- Ginger had a protective effect in rats induced with gastric ulcers, likely related to gingerol and shogaol constituents. From: Wang, Z., Hasegawa, J., Wang, X., Matsuda, A., Tokuda, T., Miura, N., & Watanabe, T. (2011). Protective effects of ginger against aspirin-induced gastric ulcers in rats. Yonago acta medica, 54(1), 11.
- This reviewed the medicinal uses of Angelica. From: Bhat, Z. A., Kumar, D., & Shah, M. Y. (2011). Angelica archangelica Linn. is an angel on earth for the treatment of diseases. International Journal of Nutrition, Pharmacology, Neurological Diseases, 1(1), 36.
- Angelica root has been used historically to ward off the bubonic plague. Read more: uhRohMuh – Angelica Root is a Heavenly Scented Essential Oil.
By: Kathy Sadowski