I’m a huge fan of both turmeric and honey as they offer a multitude of health benefits. Between raw Manuka honey & curcumin, the active compound found in turmeric— they contain powerful anti-inflammatory properties, are great for the skin, good for our digestive systems, rich in antioxidants, able to heal wounds & burns, boost our immunity, help with allergies and more.
I combined the two a while ago and have been loving adding to my ginger teas at night, but since this combi is very anti-inflammatory it works great when incorporated into many different things! Try out the following below:
– mix into smoothies
– create a moisturizing face mask
– blend with your favorite golden milk elixir
Check out my other tips for boosting your immune system during cold/flu season here.
- 1/4 cup raw organic or Manuka honey
- 1/4-1/2 tsp turmeric spice
- few shakes black pepper
Combine and stir the honey and turmeric together in a small bowl.
Add a few shakes of black pepper to help activate the curcumin (the compound responsible for the benefits in turmeric) in the turmeric and increase the bioavailability.
Store in a small, covered glass container and keep in cool, dry place. Lasts for several months.
Looks good but how much do I take per day??
Rachael Devaux says
I’d stick to 1 tbsp per day 🙂
-1st day half teaspoon every hour
-2nd day half teaspoon every 2 hours
-3rd day half teaspoon 3 times per day
Charlotte Adair says
I’m currently being investigated by rheumatology and my GP to eliminate different reasons for my pains. ATM polymyalgia rheumatatica?
I can only describe the pain as in!! In my thighs,hips, ankles, shoulders and finger joints….
I’m a great one for fennel and camomile tea, I don’t drink or smoke, I recently got a steroid injection which worked for about 7 weeks, but I gained over a stone a now have cellulite in my legs and bum, which I never had in my lifetime, very depressing 😪
My friend makes his own honey, would this be okay?
ANY help is appreciated great. Many thanks. Charlotte Adair
That’s why one of my friends put honey on his face every night. Now I realized that it’s good for the skin.
Tammy Dickerson says
Can I just place the mixture on a spoon and take it this way ? Thank you I just recieved my turmeric w/ curcumin from an Indian store So excited to try it
David Marks says
Great Idea. Just one word of caution about using the term “organic honey”. I’m an experienced bee keeper (8 years) and since bees can fly miles from a hive controlling where they collect nectar is impossible. There is really i no such thing as organic honey. I’ve only met one certified organic honey producer and they lived miles int eh bush in Northern Ontario.
Pam Thielke says
I made a paste of 1 tsp honey and 1/2 tsp turmeric, for my terrible cold. It’s working😎 my cough and runny nose is clearly up.
I don’t have turmeric powder, Will it be OK if I break up capsules and take the powder out?
Kelly Anderson says
I read you need 500- 1000 or like a minimum 3 tblsp tumeric to get enough to be effective was this information wrong?
Debbie Jane Hess says
I have a 21 month old granddaughter that catches pretty much everything that comes along. Is this safe for her?
Yes it’s alright to give to kids above one year. Do not give to children below one year.
GAIL TONELLI says
NO HONEY for any chid less than 2 years old, please!!!
Dave P says
If I mix this into hot tea, earl grey for instance, will it still have the same effect? Thanks.
Best not to mix honey in hot tea. Warm is ok.
Rachel LaFLeur says
I have a 2 year old who was diagnosed with transient synovitis… a viral cold settled into her hip and knee joints causing inflammation (makes her limp and fall). Instead of giving her ibuprofen around the clock for weeks as was suggested, I was considering a tumeric honey in chamomile tea for her. Any thoughts on this? I’m wondering if itll be as effective as the ibuprofen. That just seems like a lot of medicine in one so small.
GAIL TONELLI says
NO!! It not recommended for children under 2 years old. Honey contains toxic bacteria that may cause infant botulism, a serious form of food poisoning that can end in death. There is also a risk of pollen allergies developed from honey. Don’t risk it!
Cheryl Shalders says
I would like to make the receipe you have for Tumeric and Manuka honey but how much do you take a day and when like before food or after food or with food. Do you think it would help me as I have terrible Anxiety.
Thank you in advance – Cheryl
Gary Dales says
Is it necessary to use manuka honey? With turmeric,, or can you use any honey..
Maureen Pearson says
Can l put turmeric and honey on my porridge in the morning please
Rachael Devaux says
Yes, of course! 🙂 Great idea.
Ouida T says
I developed bronchitis years ago as a result of having to work in the smoking section for a month as a flight attendant. I have tried numerous remedies over the years however I am still plagued with it. I am hoping this will give me the relief I am looking for. Am I to understand that this mixture can be added to foods and beverages without hindering the effects.
Looking forward to your response?
Daniel Lagat says
I am allergic (ASMATIC) to several allergens, such as cold, dusty, smoky environments, will tumeric+honey+black pepper be helpful in countering the congestion of my chest every time I am exposed?
Riyuk Brandon says
Hello! Rachael Devaux says
The article of yours is super easy to understand. I have also read on other websites that it is very effective for the skin. You have also mentioned making a face mask.
My question is that I’ve been suffering from Ring Worm disease for a year now. I’ve tried many ways to heal it but nothing seemed to work. Do you think Turmeric Honey paste would work on it? Though I’ve never done it before, still I will not hesitate to do anything if it works for me.
Pure honey says
Thanks for sharing an informative blog. I will try it definetily
I recently started drinking the hot tea with trumic honey lemon and Ginger the taste is great like I crave it every morning the first time I had a glass it stopped my pain in my hips by the next glass the next morning is it ok to drink every morning