Home Remedy for Nausea and Indigestion: Ginger Candy





Introduction: Home Remedy for Nausea and Indigestion: Ginger Candy

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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 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.


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.


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    34 Discussions

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

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

    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. =)

    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

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

    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.

    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!

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

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

    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.

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

    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.


    2 years ago

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


    2 years ago

    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.

    Has anyone tried using honey instead of sugar?

    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.