Most probably you have heard about the turmeric golden milk and its great health benefits. This article will actually present to you another great homemade remedy prepared with turmeric. It is called the turmeric golden honey.
Ayurveda recognizes this this remedy as one of the strongest antibiotic and it is made of turmeric, organic honey and black pepper. This natural remedy is great for treatment of bacterial and viral infections, boosting your immune system and it acts as great anti-inflammatory agent. Also regular use can help you improve the digestive system and digestion, without actually causing any side effect.
Research study which was conducted by FASEB Journal explained in details the way honey fights and destroys bacteria. This study was released in 2010 explaining the discovery of the protein known as defensing-1. The protein is actually produced by bees and it is found in their final product – honey. It is expected in future this protein to become part of medications in order to improve the fight against antibiotic-resistant infections.
Also experiments involving turmeric have proved the great properties it contains in fighting against bacteria and infection.
Here is the recipe and how to prepare it:
- Turmeric powder – 1 tablespoon
- Black pepper (a pinch)
- Organic raw honey – 3.5oz
Black pepper is used in this remedy due to the improvement of absorption of turmeric and its bioavailability. Also you can add the following for extra health benefits:
- Apple cider vinegar – 2 tablespoons (unfiltered and raw)
- Lemon zest – 1 teaspoon
First you will need to mix the honey, black pepper and the turmeric powder. Make sure you mix them well and afterwards add the remaining ingredients if you decide to include them. Put the mixture in a glass container and close it. Leave the mixture for two weeks on dry and cool place. In case you notice metallic taste of the dish you should know that this remedy is no longer good for consumption.
The use of this remedy depends on the issue you have. For instance, if you want to treat cold and flu you should consume it this way:
Day 1: ½ teaspoon every hour
Day 2: ½ teaspoon every two hours
Day 3: ½ teaspoon three times a day
If you want to use this remedy for seasonal allergies consume one tablespoon per day. This is also great for boosting your immune system.
In case you want to use it for treatment of respiratory problems consume ½ teaspoon three times a day. This remedy helps with respiratory problems such as asthma and bronchitis.
When you consume the mixture make sure that you keep it in your mouth until it is completely dissolved. Feel free to add it in your favorite smoothie or as topping for your breakfast. Also you can use it as addition to your tea (just add one tablespoon).
According to the Indo-Tibetan medicine, turmeric should be consumed in this way depending on the health problem:
– If you are having problems with your throat and lungs consume this remedy before your meals
– If you are having problems with digestion consume it with your meals, and
– If you are having problems with your kidney or colon consume it after the meals
Do not consume turmeric if you are having problems with your gallbladder because it might complicate the issue. Also if you have problems with blood glucose and low blood pressure avoid using the remedy.
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