The powerful benefits of turmeric and honey
Nia Bennett | Oct, 16 2018
Being Indian, I have grown up learning about the phenomenal, magical and healing benefits of turmeric. But as a teenager, my mother brought to my attention the potent nature of turmeric and honey combined can have on the body, health, skin and general well-being.
Glowing skin - face mask
Using a dash of pure turmeric and pure honey has always been my go-to mask for everything. Right from annoying zits, acne, rash or dull/fatigue filled skin. This powerful combo works great every day as a face mask or just to apply on pimples/spots. The honey has a moisturising effect whereas turmeric when merged with honey gives skin that dewy glow that we all wished we had every day and the best thing is, it’s cheap, always available in the kitchen and incredibly effective.
Turmeric alone as an ingredient is super powerful and it is an instant healer for the body. It is anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and helps regulate blood sugar levels. So including turmeric into your daily diet is exceptionally good but boosting it up with a super honey like manuka can be a great way to boost and protect your mind and body. Turmeric milk with a dash of honey as a bedtime drink is a great way to naturally relax your body, boost immunity and incredibly powerful way to induce sleep and de-stress.
Weight loss - Turmeric and honey tea
Starting your day with a natural caffeine free detox tea with turmeric, ginger and honey is an exceptional way to be kind to your body. In fact, curcumin, one of the main ingredients in turmeric, aids the immune system in its ability to fight infection and it is natural pain reliever abilities. It’s best to make it in bulk so you have enough to drink every morning. Drinking this at the start of your day is a great way to cleanse, detox and will naturally help in boosting metabolism.
Boosts mental health and memory
There has been a lot of speculation that abundance of curcumin in turmeric could boost memory, along with improving your mood. In fact, there has been a close link with curcumin and how it could prevent the formation, and even break up the amyloid-beta plaques associated with Alzheimer's disease. Another ingredient in turmeric is tumerone and it has been linked to animal studies and has shown to stimulate stem cells to make new brain cells. Combine this with honey which can cause an increase in insulin and release serotonin, a neurotransmitter that improves mood and happiness
Pain relief and antiseptic
Turmeric is a fantastic ingredient to heal wounds and cuts naturally. In fact, double dosing it by applying it to a wounded area or cut and also ensuring you add turmeric and honey to your diet will not only help your body heal the wound faster but also act as a natural painkiller rather than over the counter medicine.
So looking on the bright side, incorporating turmeric and honey into your daily diet has more benefits than disadvantage and with so much written about and proven scientific evidence of how healing this is for both the mind and body, it is worth consuming every day.