Ginger ale is produced in two varieties: a pale, milder version made by Canadian John Mc Laughlin and a goldgen version designed by American doctor Thomas Cantrell.
Ginger is known to soothe stomach ailments and nausea, and for this reason has long been served to pregnant women (to reduce morning sickness) or chewed by seafarers—it has even been shown to slow or prevent cancerous tumor growth in animals.
But its particular flavor has been beloved for millennia.
Though originally an Asian spice (as the Sanskrit and Dravidian names imply), ginger was the first such spice to be grown in the New World, was Jamaican ginger plantations were recorded as early as 1585, in order to import to Europe.
For this reason it was long referred to as Jamaican ginger, and that’s how George Washington’s mother, Mary Ball Washington, would have known it when she baked gingerbread for a visit to the Marquis de Lafayette, resulting in a soft ginger cake called Gingerbread Lafayette.
Nausea from chemotherapy is caused by cisplatin, a primary chemotherapy component, and ginger can balance this out with its powerful effects.
Ginger has also been positively connected with reducing nausea and vomiting that is associated with pregnancy and “morning sickness”.
Both honey and ginger have their own individual health benefits and the combination of the two provides additional bonuses.
A mixture of honey and ginger works wonders for the body.
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The health benefits of honey and ginger for treating respiratory problems are unmatched by any other concoction.
The health benefits include the following: It is believed that a mixture of honey and ginger, along with black pepper, is capable of treating or reducing the effects of asthma.