Surley many of you have heard about turmeric and its many health benefits. Some of you may have used it as a spice and others might have used to prepare “face masks” and many of you have probably just noticed bags of yellow powder in some supermarkets or health food stores and wondered what it is used for. However, only few of you are informed that turmeric, when combined with honey, becomes one of the best natural remedies.
This mixture has very strong anti-inflammatory properties that not only destroy the bacteria responsible for causing many illnesses, but also promotes great natural protection. Unlike synthetic antibiotics that are sold at the pharmacy, this natural remedy has no negative side effects on the intestinal micro flora.
Turmeric’s main ingredient is curcumin, a polyphenol identified as essential active ingredient, which has over 150 potential therapeutic properties, such as anti- inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-cancer properties.
Regular consumption of turmeric and honey mixture significantly improves digestion and increases the activity of beneficial flora in the intestines. This has been proved in many scientific studies. In Ayurveda, a 5.000 year old system of natural healing that originates in the Vedic culture of India, this mixture is used as a traditional remedy to treat common cold or flu.
So next time you experience early signs of flu or cold, try using this mixture of turmeric powder and honey called “Golden honey”, instead of buying antibiotic from the pharmacy. At the moment when you first notice symptoms cold, make this golden-honey mixture that will last for 3 days.
You will need:
- 7 tablespoons of organic raw honey
- 1 tablespoon of turmeric powder
In a jar, mix well 1 full tablespoon of turmeric with 7 tablespoons of raw honey.
Use this mixture when the first symptoms of a cold kick in:
- Day 1- ½ a teaspoon every hour throughout the day
- Day 2 – ½ a teaspoon of the mixture every two hours
- Day 3 – ½ a teaspoon three times a day
Keep the golden honey in your mouth until it completely dissolves. It usually takes three days for the cold to subside and to recover the body. A lot of people claim that they have prevented cold without taking any drugs thanks to this mixture.
Golden honey mixture can also be used for treatment of many respiratory diseases, by taking 1 teaspoon of the mixture three times a day for one week. You can also add golden honey in your favorite cup of tea or milk.
Things you need to know
In case you are undergoing some other conventional treatment and you want to use this natural remedy, make sure you consult a doctor first.
Also consult a doctor if you suffer from hemophilia and hypertension, because turmeric thins the blood and lowers blood pressure, and for most people this is a big plus.
Besides lowering the blood pressure, turmeric may also cause a decrease in the blood sugar levels. People who suffer from diabetes must consult their doctor as well.
What is really dangerous? – don’t consume turmeric if you have bile condition and you have gallstones, because turmeric is known to cause muscle contraction in the gallbladder.
Indo-Tibetan medicine says: If you use turmeric before meals – it acts on the throat and lungs; if you use it during the meal – it acts on the digestive system and if you use it after a meal – it acts on the colon and kidneys.