Both turmeric and honey are extremely powerful natural ingredients, and when working in synergy they can contribute to the creation of a potent mixture. Turmeric can boost the function of the immune system, battle against bacterial and viral infections, treat inflammation, and relieve allergies. On the other hand, raw honey displays potent antimicrobial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antitumor features thus being able to eliminate strains of bacteria, including E. coli, Salmonella enterica, and Staphylococcus aureus.
Health Virtues of Turmeric
Turmeric can kill bacteria and viruses thanks to its strong antimicrobial and antifungal features. It has in its content more than 100 bioactive components, but the most distinctive one is curcumin that displays extremely powerful anti-inflammatory qualities. According to conducted studies, curcumin can be as effective as some nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen and aspirin.
The International Journal of Cardiology released a study revealing that curcumin can protect against the development of many cardiovascular diseases. Its use can lower the inflammation, prevent blood clots, and regulate the heartbeat. In addition to this, it can aid the digestion, protect the stomach health and also prevent chronic digestive-related conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome, peptic ulcers, acid reflux, and Crohn’s disease. Furthermore, thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties it can protect the liver from alcohol damage, iron overdose and increase the bile flow. According to the released findings in the journal Molecules curcumin provides an incredible potential in the prevention and treatment of cancers.
Note: In case of low blood pressure and gallbladder issues, turmeric should not be used.
Health Virtues of Honey
Many studies have revealed the incredible antibiotic potency of honey maintaining that is even better than the pharmaceutical available antibiotics. According to a released study at the European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases honey has the ability to kill every bacterium or pathogen and its topical administration can treat insect bites, cuts, and infections. Its intake will aid the digestion, better gut microflora, and thanks to the content of over 180 beneficial compounds it can better gastrointestinal health.
All honey-based products can easily replace the use of antibiotic creams and equipment such as catheters. Plus, it has been proven that honey can prolong the life of antibiotics when used as an intermediate treatment.
The consumption of honey betters the cardiovascular health and prevents heart disease, due to the rich content of antioxidants. According to researchers honey can soothe cough better than any medicated cough syrups, and pharmaceutical antibiotics. This powerful bee product relieves the symptoms of allergies by enhancing the immune system. Plus, honey is effective in the treatment of allergic rhinitis (hay fever) and offers the same effect as of a pharmaceutical antihistamine.
According to a conducted study turmeric and honey stimulate the production and functionality of immune cells and in turn enhances the function of the immune system thus preventing various diseases. This combo shows powerful anti-microbial activity, and can successfully battle against many bacterial and fungal strains that are the triggers of various infections in humans.
Plus, its use can boost skin hydration and elasticity thereby contributing to better skin health. This combo can significantly help in the treatment of oral mucositis that commonly appears as a complication of cancer treatments.
A Recipe of the Powerful Golden Honey Combo
1 tablespoon of turmeric powder
100 grams (3.5 oz) of raw honey
1 teaspoon of lemon zest (optional use)
2 tablespoons of unfiltered raw apple cider vinegar (optional use)
A pinch of black pepper
*used to enhance the absorption and bio-availability of turmeric
Nicely combine the honey with turmeric and black pepper. If you opt for the use of apple cider vinegar and lemon zest, now is the time to add them. The resulting combo transfer it into a glass, air-tight container and keep it sealed for two weeks.
Take 1 tablespoon of this combo every day to boost the immune system and relieve seasonal allergies.
Take ½ teaspoon every hour on the first day in the case of a cold or flu. Continue taking ½ teaspoon every 2 hours in the first day, and on the third day, take the same amount three times a day.
Take ½ teaspoon of the combo three times a day in order to treat respiratory conditions such as asthma, lung issues, and bronchitis.
When taking it, keep the golden combo for a while in the mouth cavity so that it gets dissolved, and then swallow it.
You can add it in a cup of hot water, smoothies, in a cup of tea or simply spread it on a whole grain toast and consume it for breakfast.