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Honey & Turmeric: Nature’s Super Antibiotic

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Honey has been long known to give you a health boost and fight off pesky colds. If you’re a curry lover (like me!) you’ve probably consumed your fair share of turmeric too. Combining the two can create a POWERFUL health concoction.

Both turmeric and honey have their own health benefits, but combining these natural superfoods may take it to another level. South American Shamans have long referred to it as the most potent natural antibiotic known to man!

Honey and Turmeric may help treat:

  • Coughs and colds
  • Infections
  • Inflammation
  • Acne

So what’s the secret? There’s an active ingredient in turmeric called ‘curcumin’. This chemical provides antioxidants, soothes inflammation and helps microbes.

Here’s how to make the most of your honey and turmeric mega-mix…

Tummy Problems
(stomach ulcers, gas troubles, indigestion, stomach upset, etc.)

Turmeric Honey And Ginger Drink

Recipe:

  1. Mix 2 tbsp of turmeric with 1/2 cup of honey
  2. Add 2 tbsp of grated ginger and mix
  3. Grate in some lemon zest
  4. Sprinkle with 2 pinches of grounded black pepper.

Why black pepper? Curcumin is doesn’t absorb into your blood very well. Black pepper contains pipeline. This is a natural substance that helps the absorption by 2000%! So don’t skip step 4… we’re watching you!

Dose: 

Try this once per day for the best results. Swap it for your morning latte. Your stomach will thank you.

Cough and Chest Infection

Turmeric Tea

Recipe:

  1. Add 1/4 tbsp into a cup of boiling water
  2. Leave infuse to for 3-4mins
  3. Strain, then stir in honey and lemon juice

Dose:

Drink 2 times per day.  Let the curcumin in the mixture work its anti-bacterial and anti-viral magic. The honey in there will act as an anti-inflammatory and sooth your throat and chest.

Acne

Homemade Honey/Turmeric Spot Treatment

Recipe:

  1. Mix turmeric with splash of water until it turns to a pasta
  2. Add in a small amount of honey
  3. Apply to affected areas with cotton bud

Dose:

Do this 1-2 times per day. Turmeric removes excess oil from the skin and stops bacteria growing. The honey will take away the redness since its an anti-inflammatory.

While honey & turmeric concoctions may help supplement your medical advice, you should always follow your doctor’s recommendations

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Do you have a honey and turmeric super-recipe we should know about? Drop us a comment!