Quick ginger drink for upset stomach (2 minutes)


If you follow JewelPie on Facebook, you have probably seen this quote by Hippocrates “Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food”. I truly believe in that saying and often consume food with medicinal benefits. One of the many food that is also considered as medicine is ginger, a spice widely used in Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Jamu.


I personally find it an effective digestive cure and try to incorporate more of it in my diet. The easiest way is through infusion. I like to brew tea with it and add a spoonful of honey. When I have a little more time, I like to make ginger ale which requires a few days and a lot of monitoring. When I want it fast, I will pop a few slices into the microwave. This drink is spicy and slightly sweet.

Prep time: 1 minute
Cooking time: 1 minute
Serves: 1


Ginger x 25 g ( about 1 inch)
Molasses sugar x 1 tsp
Water  x 200 ml (about 1 cup)


Peel ginger with a spoon and hit it with a rolling pin or a cleaver.

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In a microwave-safe mug, add smashed ginger, sugar and water. Put in the microwave oven for a minute.



  • If you’re not a fan of ginger or cannot take spicy food like I do, reduce the amount of ginger.
  • Find out more on how to peel ginger with a spoon (More: Peel ginger with a spoon)


  • For convenient, peel and keep it in a container (More: 3 Asians ingredients to keep in the fridge)
  • As this article is about speed, we smack the ginger with rolling pin. If you want deeper flavour, slice ginger thinly with a sharp knife.
  • You can use any type of sugar. My current favourite is molasses as it contains many essential minerals and vitamins such as calcium, iron and B6. It also yields a deep brown colour.

ginger drink

If you’re overeating this festive season and have tummy upset, try this!

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