Turmeric, the golden spice, is so incredibly useful. There’s an almost endless number of different ways that it can make you healthier in your day to day life, including being an antibiotic!
That’s right, antibiotics are not just limited to packs of pills, there are also natural versions of that same solution. Don’t forget, penicillin was actually cultivated from a wild mould at first.
This remedy is most potent when prepared using honey. Honey has long been known to be a powerful natural remedy, and pairing it with turmeric only increases its impressive medicinal powers. South American shamans have long referred to the pairing of honey and turmeric as the most potent natural antibiotic known to man!
Of course, if you’re hoping to aim for a plant-based diet, then using honey might not be the best option for you. Instead, you might want to use a plant-based sweetener, such as maple or agave syrup. If you’re convinced by honey’s unique antibacterial properties, though, there are a lot of different ethical honey farmers out there, so perhaps consider them before banishing the concept completely.
The powerful active ingredient in turmeric remedies is almost always curcumin and that’s no different here! The powerful chemical has been shown to provide antioxidants, soothe inflammation, and help microbes in your system. Taking this chemical with honey will serve to help your system out massively.
Turmeric and Honey As A Drink
This is the most common way to take turmeric along with the sweetener of your choice. A vast number of people will make a turmeric tea, and drink that instead of their morning latte in order to help give their digestive system a boost. If you do decide to opt for a tea, remember to add some black pepper to the mix. It increases turmeric’s bioavailability, meaning your body will be able to absorb it much more easily! Here’s the recipe:
- Mix two tbsp of turmeric with half a cup of your sweetener.
- Add two tbsp of grated fresh ginger and mix.
- Grate in some lemon zest.
- Sprinkle with pepper.
Once you’ve made that wellness shot, you can either drink it straight or dilute it with hot water to make a powerful turmeric tea. This will have great antibiotic properties to help you with any number of ailments. This solution works best for digestive problems.
Turmeric and Honey Applied Topically
Turmeric, when applied topically, will remove excess oil from the skin, and stop bacteria from growing. If you use honey here, then it will help to reduce redness as it is anti-inflammatory. If you opt for a different liquid, then the turmeric does still have potent anti-inflammatory properties which will help to reduce redness. Here’s the recipe:
- Mix turmeric with a splash of water until it becomes a paste.
- Add in a small amount of honey, not too much or it will become too thin to spread well on your skin.
- Apply to the affected areas with cotton wool.
Turmeric has powerful antibacterial and antibiotic properties, and when paired with honey it can be even more powerful! As with every natural remedy, make sure to consult your doctor first. That said, give these techniques a go to supplement your healing process next time you’re feeling under the weather!