Honey and Turmeric

Honey and Turmeric

Raw Honey On Spoon
Raw Honey on Spoon, Source Pixabay, Stevepb

Honey

Honey is amazing – by now everyone knows that I love honey, so I won’t focus to much on honey in this article about honey and turmeric.

I will talk more about turmeric.

 

Turmeric Roots and Turnmeric Spice
Turmeric Roots and Turnmeric Spice, Source WikiCommons, Simon Eugster

Turmeric

Turmeric root (Curcuma longa) is actually part of the GINGER Family and native to south east Asia. (see you learn something every day!)

How turmeric is dried and shipped around the world

Whole Dried Turmeric Ready For Grinding
Whole Dried Turmeric Ready For Grinding, Source Pixabay, Omking36

The fresh turmeric root is harvested, boiled for 30-45 minutes and then dried in hot ovens. It is then ground down into the powder that we know as “turmeric spice”.

It is now ready to be added to clothing as a colouring dye or shipped around the world for consumers to purchase from supermarkets, and then enjoyed in our home cooked meals – especially Asian or Indian style curries (source Wikipedia, 2017).

In case you were wondering, “so what does turmeric powder taste like?” I would describe turmeric as having a  slightly bitter, pepper-like flavour with hints of a mustard-ish sort of smell. I like it. Most people can eat it straight away.  Obviously most people know it as an ingredient in curries, but I have friends that add it to smoothies and casseroles all the time.

The main active nutritional compound in turmeric is called CURCUMIN. It’s a great polyphenol (plant based compound that contains lots of wonderful antioxidants).

Tests conducted by the University of Maryland Medical Centre confirmed that

“curcumin lowers the levels of two enzymes in the body that cause inflammation. It also stops platelets from clumping together to form blood clots” (source: University of Maryland Medical Centre, 2017).

Inflammation is becoming an increasing problem as our bodies age.

Turmeric Spices
Turmeric Spices, Source Pixabay, Summawhat

 


Now for the benefits of Honey and Turmeric combined

People have been enjoying the benefits of combining honey and turmeric for centuries. It is well established practice within Indo-Tibetan medicine, to combine these two ingredients.

Turmeric Spice
Turmeric Spice, Source Pixabay, Stevepb

In Indo-Tibetan medicine the emphasis is on “gastrointestinal digestion and its role in health and disease are the spiritual, mental and emotional processes of an individual” (source: Cabdirect, 2017).

This belief around “mental and emotional digestion” is very appealing to lots of people in modern day healthy living.  That is why we will examine this further.

Here for you today is a simple recipe to make Honey and Turmeric also called “Golden Milk” for the amazing health benefits that it brings.

Golden Milk is SUPER simple to make fresh at home, or you can purchase it pre-mixed and keep it in your pantry shelf at home.  That way it is ready to go at the first sign of a cold or flu.

To make fresh Golden Milk at home the ingredients you need are:

Drop of honey,
Drop of honey, Source Flickr, Mathless
Turmeric Spice Also Known As Curcumin
Curcumin, Source Wikipedia, BroviPL

• 100 grams of pure honey

• 1 tablespoon of turmeric powder

 

 

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Video Title: Turmeric With Honey:A Priceless Remedy
Video Author: Ways To Improve                       Video date: Jun 24, 2016

Turmeric Roots and Turnmeric Spice
Turmeric Roots and Turnmeric Spice, Source WikiCommons, Simon Eugster

Many of us have already had some experience with the intake of turmeric. A large number of people have used it as a spice and many others used it in the preparation of the famous “Golden Milk”.

This article will unveil the secret and tell you in detail all the amazing benefits of this exotic combination.

On the other hand, some have only seen bags of yellow dust in warehouses, stores or supermarkets and wondered “what use turmeric could have?”

However, a few know that combined with bee honey, turmeric can become a natural remedy whose price is incalculable.

Golden Milk Pre-mixed Powder

The combination of turmeric with honey significantly improves the digestive process. The measured consumption of turmeric and honey significantly improves digestion and increases the effective activity of beneficial flora in our intestines.

In Ayurveda (a system of natural healing that has already about 5,000 years old and has its origins in the Vedic culture of India. This is a traditional remedy that is usually eaten cold.

Turmeric mixed with honey is a potent anti-inflammatory. Turmeric with honey has an effective and recognized anti-inflammatory activity, which not only completely destroys the bacteria that cause the disease, but also promotes and enhances natural defences. Unlike synthetic type antibiotic, it can be found in abundance in the pharmacy as this medicine does not have any negative effects on the intestinal flora or on any other vital organ.

Among the features of turmeric they include curcumin, a polyphenol identified as the essential active ingredient, which includes over 150 astonishing therapeutic qualities, such as antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic.

Golden Honey Recipe: Turmeric and Honey

In the first symptoms of the disease, instead of taking the usual pharmaceutical drugs, try to use this recipe known as “Golden Honey”. It’s just mixing certain amount of turmeric powder with honey. At the moment when the first cold symptoms arise, prepare and eat this mixture for at least 3 days.

The ingredients are:

Drop of honey,
Drop of honey, Source Flickr, Mathless
Ground Turmeric Spices
Turmeric Spices, Source Pixabay, Stevepb

• 100 grams of pure honey
• 1 tablespoon of turmeric powder

Step By Step:

• Add 1 Tablespoon of turmeric in 100 grams of raw honey.

Mix It Well

• Place the mixture in a jar and close the gap (if possible)

Dose

This combination should be ingested when suffering the first symptoms of a cold or flu.

Day 1

You should consume half a teaspoon of the mixture at least every hour throughout the day.

Day 2

You must consume half a teaspoon of the mixture at least every two hours.

Day 3

You must consume half a teaspoon of the mixture at least three times per day.

Important

The mixture should always remain in the mouth until a complete dissolution. Generally, after three days, the cold subsides completely and the body manages to recover 100%.

Bronchi lungs, Source Wikipedia
Bronchi lungs, Source Wikipedia, Public Domain

This composition also serves to be used in complex treatment of certain respiratory diseases, taking only one teaspoon of the mixture at least about three times per day. It is essential to repeat this procedure throughout the week. You can also add Golden Honey in tea or milk.

We recommend you try this recipe especially if you suffer from haemophilia or hypertension because often turmeric thins the blood and reduces blood pressure.

Even while reducing blood pressure, turmeric can generate a considerable decrease in sugar levels in the blood system.

All those people who suffer from diabetes should in the first instance and without exception, checking with your doctor.

The Gallbladder,
The Gallbladder, Source Wikipedia, BruceBlaus

What should I know?

It is important not to consume turmeric if you suffer from some form of biliary disease as turmeric can cause muscle contractions in the gallbladder.

 

Additional Tips

The Indo-Tibetan medicine says that if you use turmeric before each meal, this can act on the digestive system. If, however, you use it during meals, this acts on the throat and lungs and if you use it after a meal, this fails to act effectively on the colon and kidneys.

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22 Replies to “Honey and Turmeric”

  1. Hello Rebecca,

    Good to read about your passion on Raw Honey. I specifically read the article on Turmeric and I am from part of South India where “Turmeric” is a common ingredient in our curries everyday.

    Ours is a philosophy that our “food becomes the medicine” that heals body, mind and soul.

    Honey can balance and purify blood. Turmeric can cure inflammation in the inner linings of stomach and also has lot of anti bacterial properties.

    Its considered sacred and used in some our traditional ceremonies. You may want to look at Ayurveda and get more information about its usage if you have not done before!.
    All the best on your journey.

    -Jai Praveen

    1. Hi Jai,

      Thank you so much for stopping by. I am very happy that my humble post has been found by someone as wonderful as yourself. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and understanding of honey and turmeric.

      I agree with you that yes, food should be the medicine that heads our body, mind and soul.

      I was really happy that you could add to our knowledge of both honey and turmeric.  I knew that turmeric could cure inflammation, but I was unclear as to turmeric healing abilities on the lining of the stomach (I use Manuka Honey for all digestion / stomach issues).  Thank you for pointing this new information out to my readers.

      I did not know that turmeric was considered sacred. This is very pleasing to hear. Thank you for pointing myself and my readers back to learn more about Ayurveda.  I am curious to know more about this ancient practice and didn’t want to simply “skim over” important information.

      I have written an article about the benefits of Manuka honey.  If you would like to read it, it can be found at The Health Benefits Of Manuka Honey

      Thank you again for stopping by today and sharing your valuable knowledge with our readers.  I really appreciate that.  All the best.

  2. I love your article, but, I can’t use honey because I’m a diabetic so how can using cumin a lone help me? I never knew any of this until I read your article. It is great information. Also, how do you suggest using cumin for cooking, without honey?

    1. Hi Carol,

      Firstly welcome and thank you for visiting us today. As a first time visitor to our website it is great to hear from you. I am sorry to hear that you have diabetes. You sound like you are managing your diet and lifestyle really well though which is great. I hope your body is healing with the changes you are making.

      The active ingredient in turmeric isn’t cumin, it is spelt in a very similar way and I had to read it a few times myself. The active ingredient is called Curcumin. When researching your reply I learnt something new myself – you can buy curcumin as a food additive. It’s E number is E100 (source Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curcumin). This suggests that you can purchase it in a liquid or powdered format. This way you will be able to add it to your cooking.

      All the best.

  3. I never knew honey and turmeric were a beneficial combination to help inflammation. I am a big fan of both but had never thought to put them together – I love the sound of golden milk!

    Is it best to always use manuka honey? I can imagine it would taste very nice with cinnamon or pepper as well.

    1. Hi Louise,

      Thank you for stopping by today, I really appreciate that.  I am glad that you already really like and use both honey and turmeric.  I am happy to hear that I am sharing new information regarding Golden Milk with you – thank you for that.

      Can you use standard honey, yes of course you can.  It’s even better if it is RAW and Local.  That way you can get many extra healing compounds which are only found in local RAW honey (they get destroyed in the heating process of Supermarket honey).  I have written a post about how wonderful raw local honey is, please feel free to read it Manuka Honey v Raw Honey

      In regards to adding cinnamon and/ or pepper, yes of course you are welcome to add it my friend.  Many people believe that pepper helps to enhance the healing qualities of turmeric.

      In case you were interested in the healing benefits of manuka honey, I have attached a link for you The Benefits Of Manuka Honey.

      Thank you again for visiting us today.  All the best.

  4. I enjoyed your article on honey and turmeric. I’ve been using honey for years to treat various aliments.

    I’m just learning about turmeric. As I understand from your article your wrote that cumeric is the beneficial ingredient to turmeric. I read somewhere that cumeric made up only 4 to 6 percent of turmeric. Is that true?

    Would you have to use a lot of turmeric to get the benefit of cumeric? I was just wondering if you knew. I use turmeric almost daily in the smoothies that I make for myself and I think it helps with inflammation. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Hi Robert, 

      Thank you for visiting our little website today, I really appreciate that. 

      I was so pleased to hear that you have been using honey for years to treat various aliments. 

      You and I are also very similar in that I too am learning about the wonderful benefits of turmeric. I didn’t not know that cumeric made up on 4-6% of turmeric.  Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us today my friend. That is very kind of you. It sounds like you are using enough turmeric to get the benefits that your body needs.  Good on you for caring about your health and recognising the needs of your body.

      Thank you again for stopping by. All the best Robert.

  5. I often make Dhal with turmeric, but have never thought of combining it with honey. My wife has had a stinking cold that she can’t seem to shift right now, so I think I’m going to make a batch today. Great post. Thank you!

    1. Hi Mark,

      Thank you for stopping by today. Yes, I too have made Dhal with turmeric before, but this is my first experience of having honey and turmeric together as well. Sorry to hear that your wife has a cold at the moment. Have you tried my honey and lemon hot tea? The link is I do hope that your wife gets well soon. Thank you for visiting us today.

  6. Thank you for all these wonderful tips. I had no idea that honey and turmeric resolve so many health issues… today with this huge supplements industry, it’s not easy to find a good natural relief that works.

    Thanks again for sharing. Great reading

    1. Thank you for stopping by our little website today. I really appreciate that.
      Yes, this is the first time that I have looked into the wonderful health benefits of turmeric. I was blown away by how wonderful and beneficial it was. I was certainly glad to have researched it for you. I am glad that you got some health benefits from it as well.
      This ancient remedy has been around for centuries. It really is one of those wonderful time honoured “grandmother” recipes from Ayurvedic Medicine.
      Thank you for stopping by our website today. If you would like to know more about the health benefits of honey, please feel free to click this link. Thanks again.

  7. I love your writing style. I find it adorable 🙂 I love using honey for soar throats. I put it in tea mostly. Thank you kindly for providing me with in ingredients to make my own Golden Milk! I will be putting it to use!

    Thanks so much for sharing. Your website is gorgeous.

    1. Hi Darcy,
      Thank you for your kind words, you have brightened up my day.
      I am glad that you love using honey when you get a sore throat. I have a cold at the moment and I am having lots of honey and hot lemon drinks to try and avoid getting laryngitis.
      I have just started using this “Golden Milk” recipe for the first time. I need to add that it has an interesting taste. It is both sweet (because of the honey) and savoury (because of the turmeric). It is quite pleasant. I made a “batch” for myself because and I know that it will last a long time in the pantry.
      If you are interested in learning some more about the wonderful health benefits of Manuka Honey, please feel free to click on this link,
      Thanks again for stopping by.

  8. Hi Happy2Learn,
    This was a very interesting article. I have used turmeric to cook with. But never for anything else. I have heard that turmeric has many beneficial health properties. I also love to use honey. Although I have never had raw honey. I have heard that raw honey is very tasty. I will be trying your golden milk recipe. Thank you for this informative article.
    Monica

    1. Hi Monica,

      Thank you for visiting us today.  Yes, I am the same as you in that I had used turmeric for cooking, but I have never used it combined with honey before.  Golden Milk is actually quite tasty.  It is very sweet (because of the  honey) and very savoury (because of the turmeric).  It is unusual to have 2 strong tasting ingredients in this sort of combination.

      Raw honey is wonderful. It is full of many unique and beneficial compounds which are unique to honey and usually damaged with Supermarket honey.  To learn more about raw honey, please click here. Manuka Honey v Raw Honey

      Thank you again for visiting us. 

  9. I am an avid user of raw honey and I try to consume it every day to boost my daily energy for work.

    When it comes to turmeric, the only thing I don’t like with this ginger is its spicy taste. I have never come to an idea that honey and turmeric could be also combined.

    I am now excited to try it at home and see the results of combining these two powerful gifts from nature.

    Please keep up the good work.

    1. Thank you for visiting us today.  I am happy to hear that you really like raw honey.  I must confess that local raw honey is actually my favourite kind of honey of all the honeys.    I am happy to hear that you use it everyday to boost your energy for work. Good on you for that.

      I am happy to hear that you are open to trying honey and turmeric for the first time.  I had never tried it before writing this post either.  I would describe it as having a very unique and pleasant taste. It is both sweet and savoury at the same time.

      If you would like to learn about some of the benefits of Manuka Honey.  Please click on the link The Health Benefits Of Manuka Honey.

      Thanks again for visiting today.

  10. Hi there,
    Great article, I really liked the reading!
    As you said, I’ve learned something new today:) I eat turmeric in capsules every day, and I didn’t even know that it comes from Ginger family. Great to know! Thank you. I love turmeric. I use it in almost all my recipes. I had inflammation in my hands due to working the whole day on my computer. I took two pills of turmeric for about two weeks, and I couldn’t believe it. No more inflammation anymore! I will try the turmeric with honey so that I can get a better digestion. Thank you for the tip!

    1. Hi Daniella,

      Thank you for visiting with us today.  I really appreciate that. Good on your for eating turmeric everyday. I have never had the capsules before, I presume they are easier to manage than fresh turmeric and less risk of the powder staining your clothing. I am sorry to hear that your hands swell up with excess computer use.  I hope that Golden Milk is very helpful for you.

      If you would like to know more about the benefits of Manuka Honey, please click here. Benefits Manuka Honey

      Thanks again for stopping by.

  11. I love turmeric and I love honey and never knew they could be combined! I didn’t know that this could improve the digestive process, and as an anti-inflammatory will come in handy during flu season this year. I will definitely try this Golden Milk, and recommend it to my mom for her blood pressure…!

    1. Hi Amy,

      Thank you for stopping by and your kind words.  Yes, I had never heard of Golden Milk before I started researching this article either.  I am so glad I tried it though. It has an unusual taste 100% sweet, because of the honey and 100% savoury at the same time due to the turmeric.  It is very unusual, but I really liked it a lot.

      I had a cold at the time when I first tried it and I am glad I did.

      If you would like to know more about some of the wonderful benefits of Manuka honey, please click here The Benefits Of Manuka Honey

      Thank you for stopping by.

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