Turmeric is one of the most beneficial spices on Earth, as it offers countless culinary and medicinal properties.
Due to its immense potential, it has been commonly used in Ayurvedic, Indian, and Chinese medicine for millennia.
This deep yellow spice can be a potent natural remedy for numerous health problems, as it treats skin issues, wounds and cuts, respiratory issues, liver diseases, muscle sprains, and gastric issues. It supports digestion, treats inflammations, relieves infections, and fights malignant tumors.
Its strong antioxidant, anti-microbial, and anti-inflammatory characteristics are due to its active ingredient, curcumin.
Studies have shown its positive effects in the treatment of microbes, gastritis, peptic, gastric ulcers, H. pylori, cell survival, the DNA, and on the inflammation molecules.
Moreover, the regular intake of 200 mg of turmeric soothes osteoarthritis symptoms.
Turmerone, another active ingredient it contains, is a bioactive element that improves the function of the brain and repairs the brain cells, thus treating Alzheimer’s.
Here is how to prepare a potent natural antibiotic with this incredibly beneficial spice and reap its numerous benefits:
Golden Honey Mixture
- 1 tablespoon of turmeric spice
- 100 grams (3.5 oz) of organic honey
- A pinch of black pepper (in order to optimize turmeric’s absorption and bio-availability).
For some extra kick and additional health benefits you can also add:.
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest.
- 2 tablespoon unfiltered raw apple cider vinegar.
Add the turmeric powder and the black pepper to the honey and mix well until smooth. If you are also using lemon zest and apple cider vinegar, add them as well.
Put the mixture in a (preferably) glass, air-tight container and store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks (don’t consume it if it develops a metallic taste).
Instructions For Use:
The amount you take depends on your needs and health problems.
If you are getting over a cold or flu, take:
- half a teaspoon every hour on the first day of your treatment,.
- half a teaspoon every 2 hours on the second day of your treatment,.
- half a teaspoon 3 times a day, which will suffice on the third day of your treatment.
For general immune support and seasonal allergies, take 1 tablespoon daily.
If you are treating a respiratory condition (such as asthma, bronchitis, lung problems), it has been recommended to take half a teaspoon 3 times a day.
You should keep golden honey mixture in your mouth until it has completely dissolved!
The blend can also be used as a toast topping. Spread a generous helping of honey-turmeric-black pepper paste over your whole grain toast and enjoy it for breakfast.
Or, simply add it to your green smoothie.
Or use the mixture to make some delicious tea (or a warm tonic). The brew will be very tasty if you also add lemon. Just mix one tablespoon of honey-turmeric-black pepper mixture with 1 cup of hot water and enjoy during the day or in the evening.
According to the Indo-Tibetan medicine, turmeric should be taken at different times depending on your health complaint:
- Before eating is best for throat and lungs.
- In the course of eating is best for the digestive system.
- After you have finished eating is best for the colon and kidneys.
Turmeric should not be taken by people who suffer from gallbladder problems. The spice causes contraction of the gallbladder muscles. It also lowers blood pressure and blood sugar levels. This is generally seen as a positive effect, but if you already have low blood pressure or you have issues with your blood sugar levels, consult your doctor first.