HEALTHY TURMERIC COMBINATIONS
Mar 30, 2021
Better immunity means better chances of fighting any infection and minimising the chances of falling sick. The powerful combination of turmeric with honey and few spices improves immunity, builds resilience and promotes good health in the long run. Turmeric when mixed with honey and few right spices can have a remarkable healing effect. Let us take a quick look at the best ways to combine turmeric to stay fit.
Turmeric with honey
While turmeric has antibiotic, anti-inflammatory properties, honey is a natural healing nectar high in amino acids. Turmeric's natural healing compound curcumin is one of the most studied spices across the world. When turmeric is mixed with honey, it provides natural remedy to many ailments such as cold, flu, indigestion, inflammation, cholesterol, stress, skin issues and liver, kidney disorders.
Quick herbal medicine for cold, sore throat
Make a paste of
- 1 tablespoon pure honey
- ½ tablespoon pure organic turmeric powder
You can eat it fresh or store it in a jar and eat at frequent intervals during the day. This mixture works as an effective medicine to sooth sore throat and relief from cold and infections.
Rejuvenating turmeric & honey tea
Boil one cup of water. After turning off the flame, add one teaspoon of honey and ½ teaspoon of turmeric powder, stir gently. This not only refreshes you but helps fight viral infections.
Turmeric & honey mask for glowing skin
The medicinal characteristics of honey and turmeric work wonders for a refreshing and blemish free skin. It is extensively used in herbal formulations to treat skin problems like acne and uneven skin tone. Check this super easy DIY face mask for a clear skin.
- Mix 1 tablespoon of turmeric powder with 1 tablespoon of honey to form a thick paste.
- Apply evenly on the face and leave it for 15 minutes or till it completely dries.
- Wash it off with water and gently wipe the skin dry.
Turmeric with pepper
Just like turmeric, black pepper also contains anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, making it the helpful herbal remedy for several ailments. Turmeric's active compound curcumin has the potential to tackle several health ailments including destroying cancer cells. On the other hand, black pepper contains piperine, known for its therapeutic benefits. Research has shown that these main ingredients in turmeric and pepper may reduce the effects associated with chronic diseases. Curcumin in turmeric and Piperine in pepper absorb better when mixed with honey.
You can try cooking turmeric with pepper in herbal drinks, rice-based dishes, sauteed vegetables and soups.
Turmeric rice with a dash of pepper
- Cook rice to a porridge like consistency
- Heat some ghee in a pan.
- Add cumin, a sprig of curry leaves, crushed pepper and a pinch of turmeric powder.
- Add this aromatic seasoning along with salt to the cooked rice and mix gently.
This one-pot tasty and healthy meal tastes best when served hot.
Turmeric and cinnamon
Turmeric and cinnamon not only add flavour to food but significantly contribute to health with their healing properties. Like turmeric, cinnamon is a powerful antioxidant and is high in anti-inflammatory properties. It helps people with diabetes by improving their ability to respond to insulin. One of the best ways to take cinnamon and turmeric together is to add one teaspoon of turmeric powder and ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon to boiling water. Stir and consume this warm detox water to get rid of toxins and boost metabolism.
Quick remedy for runny nose or sore throat
- 1 tablespoon raw honey
- 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon powder
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper powder
Mix all the ingredients to form a paste. Store it in a jar and eat a spoonful at regular intervals. It helps relieve sore throat.
Each spice is rich in medicinal qualities. They work wonders in providing maximum health benefits when rightly combined with curcumin rich turmeric. Non-organic spices or turmeric might lead to allergies and not get the desired result. So, one must be careful to choose organically grown food products for best results.
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