Turmeric and Honey: The Most Powerful Natural Antibiotic!: You might have been using conventional antibiotics for years; these antibiotics are prescribed to thousands of people every day. We agree that these antibiotics do save a lot of lives. But did you know that how fatal these antibiotics can be for your overall health if they are overused?
These medicines can make you weak from within. In this post we will discuss one of the most powerful natural antibiotics which you used every day in your kitchen- Turmeric and honey.
These two powerful naturally found ingredients can fight against any pathogen or infection of consumed regularly. Whether applied tropically or taken orally, honey and turmeric are found to be effective against infections without creating any antibiotic resistant bacteria in return which normally happens with conventional antibiotics.
Turmeric is already known as a powerhouse of benefits and has been used in many countries for treatment of certain ailments like respiratory issues, wounds, cuts, liver diseases, skin rashes and inflammation since so many years.
You can say that turmeric is definitely the most nutritional spice which exists. The active ingredient in turmeric which is curcumin is the responsible for all its magical properties. This curcumin has anti-inflammatory, anti- bacterial and anti-oxidant effects.
Here are some of the benefits of Turmeric.
- Cures chronic inflammation in the body
- Increases the anti-oxidant capacity in the body
- Lowers the risk of heart illness
- Helps in the prevention of cancer
- Can help people with Arthritis by reducing inflammation
- Lowers the risk of brain diseases by boosting brain-derived neurotrophic factor.
- Can prevent Alzheimer’s Disease
- Helps in treating depression and anxiety
- Fights against age related diseases and delays aging.
- Is beneficial against Diabetes
- Boosts and improve the Immune system
- Promotes better digestion
Honey is considered as one of the top health foods across the globe. While honey is surely the most commonly used sweetener, it is also used popularly as a natural remedy against many infections.
Honey has enormous health benefits which have been valued since ages in Ayurvedic medicines. And when mixed with turmeric, the combination acts as an amazing natural antibiotic.
Honey is so powerful against bacteria that it should be always the first choice when you encounter any sort of infection and the best part is that it is always available at home.
Many scientific experiments have proved the effectiveness of honey against harmful pathogens. It is also discovered that honey or honey based products can replace antibiotic creams to treat burns and wounds.
Instead of using refined sugar which causes hazard to health, you should be consuming honey which is extremely high in beneficial plant compounds.
Let’s see some of the incredible properties and benefits of honey in a glance.
- Rich in anti-oxidants
- Helps in lowering blood pressure
- Improves cholesterol
- Helps in reducing triglycerides in the blood
- Promotes healthy heart
- Helps in healing wounds and burns quickly
- Excellent for curing cough and cold
- Helps fighting against allergies
- Promotes healthy weight
How to make a good natural antibiotic with Turmeric and Honey:
- ¼ cup of raw honey.
- 1 tablespoon of grounded or organic turmeric.
- ½ tablespoon of grounded black pepper
- Mix the raw honey with turmeric powder.
- Add the black pepper to the mixture and store it in an air-tight container.
- Refrigerate the mixture or store at room temperature
Whenever you experience any symptoms of flu or cold, have half a tablespoon of this mixture every hour on the first day and keep reducing the dosage from next day onwards.
You can also add this mixture to hot milk and drink it before sleeping.
What kind of Honey to Use?
Now you know what kind of incredible benefits honey gives you. So the question that arises here is what kind of honey should you use? All this branded honey available in the market isn’t real honey but just sugary syrups.
These brands process, filter and pasteurise the real honey which erases all the good properties from it. So, it is advised to use raw honey which is made by bees using nectar of flowers.
The raw honey has many enzymes, vitamins amino acids, minerals-iron, zinc, magnesium, calcium and potassium. Raw honey is definitely the most powerful super food and you can find it in organic stores.
Reason for using Black Pepper with Turmeric:
The active ingredient in turmeric which is responsible for most of its properties is curcumin. Unfortunately, curcumin does not get absorbed in the bloodstream in body easily.
Most of the curcumin that humans ingest gets metabolized in the body before it can get absorbed. However, it is found that piperine which is there in black pepper can enhance the absorption of curcumin by up to 2000%. Piperine makes the curcumin in turmeric more bio-available.
Piperine facilitates the passage of curcumin through the intestinal walls into the blood easily. It also inhibits certain intestinal digestive enzymes which increases the curcumin absorption.
Additionally, it helps in the breakdown of curcumin by the liver. By both the ways, piperine increases the possible health benefits of curcumin.
The combination of turmeric and honey that originated from Ayurveda is popularly known as ‘Golden Honey’ which is growing in Western countries as new form of medication now because of plethora of benefits that it provides.
This golden honey can be used effectively against- cold, flu, hyper, tension, high blood sugar, diabetes, high blood pressure, eczema, arthritis, heart diseases, anxiety, depression, cuts, wounds, burns, etc.
Successful studies have shown that medicines with turmeric and honey have benefitted in the stimulation of production of immune cells. This results in better and improved immunity against various diseases.
These two main ingredients in themselves are powerful enough to cure several ailments; if they are combined, they can do miracles. Combination of turmeric and honey can increase the anti-microbial activity which can be used against so many bacteria that are responsible for causing infections in humans.
Not only this otherworldly combo is a prodigious antibiotic but it also improves skin elasticity and hydration. It makes the overall appearance of your skin healthy and youthful.