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Consuming ginger juice with honey will help to increase blood oxygen levels.

There are no studies to indicate that consumption of both the ingredients together elevates the blood oxygen level.

There are no studies to indicate that consumption of both the ingredients together elevates the blood oxygen level. India is seeing a record spike in COVID-19 daily case counts. Amid the lack of hospital beds, there are reports of medical oxygen shortage in the country. Both state and central governments have acknowledged the crisis and assured citizens that they are doing everything in their power to ensure the availability of medical oxygen as quickly as possible.

In the wake of this oxygen crisis, several messages on Whatsapp and other social media platforms have said that home remedies can increase blood oxygen levels. One such message states that consuming ginger juice with honey will increase the supply of oxygen to the body.

Ginger and Honey are said to be effective home remedies in curing a cold, cough, and indigestion, among other given health benefits. There are no studies to indicate that consumption of these ingredients will produce any changes in blood oxygen levels. However, a study conducted on the effects of daily consumption of honey solution on hematological indices, published by PubMed, indicated that daily consumption of honey dissolved in water resulted in the elevation of hemoglobin in the blood. Hemoglobin is a protein present in Red Blood Cells(RBC) that is responsible for carrying oxygen to other organs of the body.

Another study published by the International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism, on the effects of ginger on fasting sugar in patients with Type 2 Diabetes noted that consumption of 2000 mg per day of ginger supplements for 10 weeks reduced the hemoglobin levels in the blood. However, research on beneficial effects of an aqueous ginger extract on the immune system cells depicted that Smokers experienced increases in mean RBC counts and hemoglobin levels and concluded that ginger can be beneficial for smokers with anemia.

There are no proven studies to indicate the benefits of consuming ginger and honey together in increasing blood oxygen levels. The claim is false as there is no clinical evidence to support it.

The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19 including symptoms, prevention and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organisation or your national healthcare authority.

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