The combination of turmeric and honey is an incredibly powerful mixture that boosts immunity, fights bacterial and viral infections, treats inflammation, and soothes allergies.
Raw honey has powerful antimicrobial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antitumor properties, and it effectively kills strains of bacteria like E. coli, Salmonella enterica, and Staphylococcus aureus.
According to Health Magazine:
“Scientists found that honey is more powerful than all antibiotics available. Published in the European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, a study discovered that the honey was able to kill every bacteria or pathogen they tested it on and concluded that it could be applied topically to humans to help fight infections like cuts and insect bites. They also noted it could be taken internally.
“Our research is the first to clearly show that these honey-based products could in many cases replace antibiotic creams on wounds and equipment such as catheters. Using honey as an intermediate treatment could also prolong the life of antibiotics.” – Dr. Dee Carter”
Its consumption also helps digestion, improves the gut microflora, and many of the 180 beneficial compounds it contains improve gastrointestinal health.
Honey improves cardiovascular health and prevents heart disease, due to the high levels of antioxidants it contains. Researchers also claim that it suppresses a cough even better than medicated cough syrups, and antibiotics.
Honey eases the symptoms of allergies by boosting the immune system. It is especially effective in the treatment of allergic rhinitis (hay fever) and provides the same effects as a pharmaceutical antihistamine.
On the other hand, turmeric also has potent antimicrobial and antifungal properties that destroy bacteria and viruses. It contains over 100 bioactive components, and its active ingredient, curcumin, has strong anti-inflammatory qualities. Studies have shown that curcumin is as effective as some nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen and aspirin.
Moreover, the International Journal of Cardiology published a study that showed that curcumin helps protect against cardiovascular diseases, by reducing inflammation, preventing blood clots, and regulating heartbeat.
It also improves digestion and stomach health and prevents chronic digestive-related conditions, like peptic ulcers, acid reflux, irritable bowel syndrome, and Crohn’s disease.
Its anti-inflammatory effects protect the liver from alcohol damage, iron overdose and reduction in bile flow.
The journal Molecules reported that curcumin offers a huge potential in the prevention and treatment of cancers. Yet, note that you should avoid it in case you have gallbladder issues or low blood pressure.
“A study has shown that an Ayurvedic medicine containing turmeric and honey as two of the active ingredients stimulated the production and functionality of immune cells and thus, could result in improved immunity against diseases.
Combining turmeric with honey enhances its anti-microbial activity. They can together act against a variety of bacterial and fungal strains known to cause infections in humans.
Turmeric, along with honey can improve skin hydration and elasticity and contribute to better skin health. Turmeric and honey are useful in treating oral mucositis which occurs as a complication of cancer treatments.”
Now, here is how to prepare the powerful combination of these two natural miracles:
Turmeric Golden Honey – Recipe
- 100 grams (3.5 oz) raw honey
- 1 tablespoon turmeric powder
- A pinch of black pepper (to boost the absorption and bio-availability of turmeric)
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest (optional)
- 2 tablespoon unfiltered raw apple cider vinegar(optional)
Mix honey with turmeric and black pepper. If you decide to use apple cider vinegar and lemon zest, add them as well. Keep the mixture in a glass, air-tight container for up to two weeks.
Then, take a tablespoon of it daily to fortify the immune system and soothe seasonal allergies.
In the case of a cold or the flu, take half a teaspoon every hour on the first day of the treatment, continue taking half a teaspoon every 2 hours, and on the third day, take the same amount three times daily.
To treat respiratory conditions like lung issues, asthma, and bronchitis, take half a teaspoon three times a day. Note that you should keep the golden honey in the mouth until it is dissolved before you swallow it.
You can also spread the golden honey on a whole grain toast and consume it for breakfast, add it to smoothies, or to a cup of hot water, and make yourself a cup of delicious and healthy tea.