Introduction: Home Remedy for Nausea and Indigestion: Ginger Candy

Ginger is considered a warming and spicy flavored herb. The warming nature of ginger is reflected in the fact that ginger can be used against various illnesses caused by cold. Ginger is also used in cases of food poisoning and nausea, poor digestion, diarrhea, lack of appetite, hand and feet feel cold. You can have a fresh small piece of ginger, if you have any above mentioned illness. Some people (like me) don't like the raw taste of ginger. So, here is the solution.

  • GINGER CANDY

Ginger candy is the best home remedy for many illnesses in South India. In Tamil nadu, We call it as Inji Murabba ( Inji means Ginger ; Murabba means Sweet Jam Pickle). My mom used to make this candy for us. She always keeps small stash of ginger candy in her hand bag. I have suffered travel sickness many times during my childhood days. This candy helped me to get rid of those sickness.

This is the simplest and best medicine for sore throat, nausea, cold, good digestion, giddiness, sinus problem, especially good for 1st trimester morning sickness.

Serving suggestion : A CANDY in A DAY. Please do not eat this candy like a normal candy. Too much of anything is good for nothing.

Few days back, I got this recipe from my mom. Today I am gonna share it here. It is very simple to make. I hope this post will help you all to get rid of those illness. Thanks.

Step 1: Ingredients and Supplies

100 gram Fresh young ginger

1 cup Granulated sugar

1/4 cup water

2 tbsp of All purpose flour

A pinch of cardamon powder

Butter spray

cookie sheet

Bread Mold

Yield : 20 pieces

Storage method: Air tight container at room temperature. It will be good for a month.

Step 2: Grate Ginger and Prepare Mold

Choose fresh, young ginger. That gives you the best result.

Peel the skin of ginger using peeler or knife.

Wash it thoroughly with fresh running water and pat dry it with paper towel.

Grate the ginger in fine grater.

Prepare Mold: Place cookie sheet on mold and grease well with butter or ghee.

Tip:

It is easy to grate a big piece of ginger, once the ginger in your hand becomes small, its really hard to hold and grate. Don't throw it away.

Take a fork, pinch into the small piece of ginger. Now grate it by moving the fork with ginger up and down. you wont get hurt and you don't waste it too :)

Step 3: Ginger Candy Preparation

Heat pan on medium heat. add sugar, cardamon powder and water into it.

Melt sugar by stirring constantly.

After few minutes, it will start bubbling. Now check the sugar syrup for right consistency: Gathering consistency

How to check right consistency : Take some water in bowl or plate, pour little sugar syrup in it. It can be gathered using your fingers. It should not dissolve in water. If its dissolve, wait for a minute and repeat the test.

Once sugar syrup got the right consistency, add grated ginger into it and stir occasionally.

After few minutes, grated ginger will change into glassy look and the top layer of syrup cover with bubbles.

Now add 2 tbsp of flour and keep stirring it (to avoid any lump formation) for a minutes.

Step 4: Pour Into Mold and Its Ready!!

Pour the hot candy mixture into greased Mold/container.

Allow it to completely cool down. Then cut into approximately 1X1 cm square shape.

Keep the candies outside until it turns to hard.

Once it becomes harden, store it in air tight container.

Done!!

Comments

author
Acidwarp514 made it!(author)2015-03-01

This is cool thanks

author
Bhawya made it!(author)2015-03-08

Thanks :)

author
tomatoskins made it!(author)2015-02-27

This is great! I used to chew on candied ginger when I was a kid during long road trips. It works wonders.

author
Bhawya made it!(author)2015-02-27

Yes, it works great...I used to do the same when I was kid.. cheers :)

author
ThisIsMyNameOK made it!(author)2015-02-26

Yummy! I love ginger so I will definitely be trying this one. =)

author
Bhawya made it!(author)2015-02-27

Thanks :) I love ginger too.. Pls try this out.. U ll like both taste and benefits..

author
ThisIsMyNameOK made it!(author)2015-02-27

For sure. Ginger is one of the best natural medicines. (And I already voted for you :-)

The first thing I thought of when I read this was the Gravol brand anti-nausea/ motion sickness "chewable tablets" I bought a few years ago made with ginger. I thought it would be great, like having a little treat when I was sick. It was like chewing on a piece of wax. They tasted so horrible they made me feel more sick.

I'm guessing this is probably where they got the idea from, but the homemade version sounds like it tastes a lot better. =)

author
antoniraj made it!(author)2015-02-27

one of the best home remedy used in South India mostly in Tamil Nadu, for indigestion and nausea... people who feel motion sickness used to carry this candy with them

author
Bhawya made it!(author)2015-02-27

Well said, Antonyraj. This candy is the best travel sickness remedy. Thank you :)

author
LuannaP made it!(author)2016-05-09

I have hear it said that it can be easier to peel ginger with a spoon.. tried it and it seems to work but then I did not have trouble with a paring knife. I will say that the spoon removed only skin of ginger, the knife takes a little bit more of it. I have made candied ginger but I think this recipe is one I will be making... THANK YOU, BHAWYA for posting it!! Not shouting with caps here.. just emphasis. Truly thankful for your lovely tutorial.

author
MeganE22 made it!(author)2016-04-03

I didn't roll it out. I used my disk candy molds. Thank you for this recipe! I am always looking for a more natural way to xure my sweet tooth!

author
angelinelim0801 made it!(author)2016-02-08

Hi! Can I substitute the Cardamom with cinnamon or nutmeg?

author
JessicaB99 made it!(author)2015-12-30

Does anyone know what I can use in place of sugar and still get the same consistency?

author
LadyTwoSoothe made it!(author)2015-11-14

Why are you using GMO ingredients to make an herbal remedy? This defeats the purpose.... GMO's are extremely
dangerous and have already contaminated the food supply....Organic means the
plants genes are unchanged "AND" they have NO chemical growth or
death stimulants.

Additionally you might want to add a disclaimer re: "It can be gathered using your fingers" so someone understand this is AFTER the mixture is placed in cold water.

author
otiliaesq made it!(author)2015-11-27

Where in the instructions did it indicate the use of GMO products???

author
Ms.+NunnaY made it!(author)2015-12-29

If it isn't labeled organic and it's got a label it is GMOs. The photo shows butter flavored chemical spray. I am guessing it is that. In the US, unless the sugar indicates it is cane it is from GMO beets. That bag seems to say it is cane.

author
Cat00x made it!(author)2015-12-07

I wonder if you can omit the flour, or if not, use a gluten free flour substitute. Any comments?

author
metqa made it!(author)2015-11-28

Question: What is the purpose of the flour and can it be left out? Don't want to go buy a bag of flour just for some candies if it is not necessary.

author
KarenA26 made it!(author)2015-10-02

Has anyone tried using honey instead of sugar?

author
marulan+weighbridge made it!(author)2015-05-05

Love it! We've been looking for a recipe like this ever since we stumbled upon candied ginger at a Publix supermarket in the spice section once and never saw it again.

author
sunshiine made it!(author)2015-03-20

My sister-in-law uses ginger for sea sickness. She says it really helps. Thanks for sharing this, I might try to make it sometime. Have a super weekend!

sunshiine~

author
ThisIsMyNameOK made it!(author)2015-03-07

I made some of this a few days ago. It didn't quite turn out right, but it's still delicious and worked great to settle my stomach when I wasn't feeling well. Also, ginger is very good for helping with concentration and focus, which is something I need a lot of help with. Thanks for the recipe. =)

author
Bhawya made it!(author)2015-03-08

Thanks for trying it :) I am glad that it helped you... Thanks for the tip too..

Are you telling about the texture of candy? why it dint turn out well.

author
ThisIsMyNameOK made it!(author)2015-03-10

I'm not sure what I did wrong. I think I just didn't cook it long enough. It never set properly. Also, my ginger was not very good, very tough and stringy. I need to try to find some that is a little younger I guess.

author
HollyMann made it!(author)2015-03-08

Yum! I am excited to make this. I have been meaning to make some chewy fresh ginger candy for a while. There is something about it - I just love the spiciness and it makes me feel refreshed...and also helps my stomach issues. Question - is this candy chewy?

author
Bhawya made it!(author)2015-03-09

Yes, I too like the spiciness of ginger.. It works wonder for nausea an stomach issue.. It's chewy but not like chewy gum.. You can swallow it.. Thank you so much for ur comment. Pls try it and share your feedback :)

author
grannyjones made it!(author)2015-03-01

An easy solution for the last piece that's too hard to grate: smush it with the side of a big knife (or in a garlic press), and toss it into hot water with a lemon herbal tea bag. Yummy! You earned it!

author
Bhawya made it!(author)2015-03-08

Yes, its an another great way of use of tiny ginger :) Thank you so much for sharing.

author
ThisIsMyNameOK made it!(author)2015-03-07

Great idea grannyjones! I put grated ginger in green tea, with a slice of lemon if I have any. (I don't like most of the commercially prepared herbal teas. They don't agree with my tummy.)

author
satoko68 made it!(author)2015-03-03

Will make this tonight for sure - loving the cardamom in this! - & give some to family members who aren't aware of the many uses for ginger. I may test adding some finely grated lemon rind to a small portion. Does this recipe freeze ok? I wanted to make a significantly larger batch for ourselves as well but if it only keeps for a month & can't be otherwise preserved, I may not.

author
ThisIsMyNameOK made it!(author)2015-03-07

I don't know the answer to your question, but I like the idea of adding lemon. I think I might try that too. =)

author
Bhawya made it!(author)2015-03-08

I tried lemon with second batch.. Its so nice :) Pls try it and share your feedback.

author
Bhawya made it!(author)2015-03-08

Sorry for delay reply.. 2 days back I made second batch of this candy. I have added 1 tsp of lemon rind. It taste so good. This time I am storing it in refrigerator. So far so Good.. you can make large batch and freeze it :) Thanks for your suggusetion..

author
satoko68 made it!(author)2015-03-08

Thank you so much! I held off until we came back from our short trip out of town so I'm glad to know the lemon rind works in there. I think anybody who's going to try them will love them. Thanks again :-)

About This Instructable

95,723views

404favorites

License:

Bio: Mom of 4 yr old princess, Food Blogger, Foodie :)
More by Bhawya:Orange Cake with Orange Icing - Vegan RecipeCoconut water fruit jellyRainbow Panna cotta Popsicles
Add instructable to: