With certainty, turmeric is one of the most popular spices in the whole world and it has extraordinary culinary and medicinal properties. It has been used in Ayurvedic, Indian, and Chinese medicine for a long period of time. This spice has a unique flavor and a deep yellow color.
People have used it as a powerful natural remedy for a variety of health problems such as respiratory issues, liver diseases, skin problems, muscle sprains, cuts and wounds, and gastric issues. What’s more, it can be highly beneficial against issues with the digestion, various types of infections, inflammations, as well as malignant tumors.
This is why turmeric is so important for our health and well-being
The active ingredient in turmeric curcumin possesses anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-microbial characteristics that make it the perfect natural solution to microbes, gastritis, peptic and gastric ulcers, and H. pylori. Studies have found turmeric effective in:
Destruction of cancer cells
According to the studies, curcumin in turmeric can suppress the growth and development of different cancers and can prevent metastasis. Evidence from the animal studies shows that curcumin can prevent or treat many different types of cancers such as prostate, breast, skin, colon and bone cancer.
Oxidative damage is caused by the free radicals inside the body. Free radicals are a by-product of the metabolism of the food and are highly reactive molecules. They tend to interact with different molecules such as DNA and can do harm. Turmeric has a strong antioxidant activity and can significantly reduce this damage and protect you from some serious health conditions like cancer, atherosclerosis, and neurodegeneration.
Removes heavy metals
Environmental influences have introduced more metals into food, water, and air than ever before in human history. The liver bears the brunt of their impact as it has to filter these from the body. Turmeric stimulates the production of bile, improves gallbladder function, and can help regenerate liver cells.
Support brain function
Potent anti-inflammatories in turmeric counter inflammatory responses caused by foods, stress, and the environment. Aromatic turmerone is a phytochemical in turmeric that stimulates neural stem cell growth and regeneration, allowing neurons to communicate. Some studies that investigated Alzheimer’s disease showed that turmeric has a positive therapeutic effect on patients who had this serious neurological condition.
Topical application of turmeric oil has been found to go immediately to work, with fungus disappearing within a week. The spice is more potent than fluconazole (a popular anti-fungal medication). Additionally, it’s very effective against Candida, a parasitic fungus.
Turmeric kills many common harmful bacteria without harmful side effects. Because turmeric is a plant, the body is able to metabolize it without long-term damage or accumulated resistance—unlike over-used synthetic antibiotics. Curcumin can penetrate cell membranes and the blood-brain barrier to target infections: Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococcus faecalis, E.coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, H.pylori, and others.
Why add honey to your turmeric antibiotic mix?
Loaded with nutrients and low on the glycemic index, raw, organic honey is antifungal and antibacterial. With its own anti-inflammatory properties, honey goes well with turmeric to compound its individual benefits.
Honey works better than pharmaceuticals as an antibiotic. Antibacterial drugs have been over-prescribed, leading to bacteria evolution to become resistant to them. When taken internally, enzymes in honey produce hydrogen peroxide, which inhibits the growth of bacteria. Applied topically, a protein called defensin-1 has been found responsible for combating antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Raw, organic honey also has been found to induce apoptosis (death) in cancer cells and prevent damage from free radicals that cause oxidative stress.
Moreover, it is effective at preventing and treating seasonal allergies. By ingesting small amounts of local flora through their pollen processed by honey bees, your body builds up its own antibodies to tolerate allergens.
How to make a natural antibiotic with turmeric
- 1 tablespoons of turmeric powder
- 3.5 oz (100 grams) raw, organic honey
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Mix all ingredients together in a jar. Keep it in your fridge. If you feel the first signs of a cold, flu or respiratory condition, start taking half a tablespoon every hour. Take it every 2 hours the next day and continue to reduce the dose as you get better. You can mix it with tea or almond milk too.
Note: Turmeric itself is difficult for your body to absorb, but with black pepper, it becomes bioavailable to your body. The active compound in black pepper, piperine, makes curcumin 2000 times more bioavailable and more powerful.