The blend of raw honey and turmeric has a very powerful healing potential and it has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine. It can be used for bacterial and viral infections, as an anti-inflammatory remedy that eases seasonal allergies, and as a general immune booster. This natural mix promotes beneficial gut flora, and can improve digestion.

At the end of the article you’ll find a recipe for turmeric golden honey which has a powerful healing potential.

The Health Benefits of Honey When using honey for its health benefits, you should always choose raw, unprocessed honey.

Studies about honey have shown it has antimicrobial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antitumor properties. (1) Honey has an antibacterial effect on strains of bacteria like E. coli, Salmonella enterica, and Staphylococcus aureus. (2) Scientific research into the properties of unprocessed honey has found that it contains potent antioxidants. (3)

Consumption of raw honey can also do wonders for your digestion because it can improve your gut microflora. Research has found that honey contains over 180 beneficial compounds, some of which improve gastrointestinal health. (4)

Honey can also help improve the health of your cardiovascular system and prevent heart disease. A review of many studies on the effect of honey in preventing cardiovascular disease found that its natural antioxidants have a heart-protective effect. (5)

Research suggests that honey is better at suppressing a cough than medicated cough syrup. In one trial, buckwheat honey was compared to dextromethorphan, a popular over-the-counter (OTC) cough syrup with sedative properties. It was found that honey was more effective at reducing nighttime coughing in children. (5)

In 2018 the National Health Service in the United Kingdom reported on research showing that a spoon of honey is more effective for treating an acute cough than antibiotics. Doctors recommend drinking honey and warm water to help treat symptoms of a cough. (6)

The power of raw honey to boost your immune system can help to ease symptoms of allergic reactions. One scientific trial found that consuming around one tablespoon of raw honey 3 to 4 times a day helped to improve symptoms of allergic rhinitis (hay fever). After 4 weeks of the honey therapy, there was a marked improvement in the signs of hay fever. In fact, honey was just as effective as using a pharmaceutical antihistamine. (7)

However, some people should avoid taking honey because they could be allergic to some of its components. Researchers have found that honey allergies could be due to the pollen, botanical source, or traces of bee venom in the honey. (8)

Turmeric Health Benefits The healing power of turmeric is found in its compound curcumin. Turmeric (Curcuma longa) has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine. Turmeric  is extensively used as spice, food preservative and coloring material in India, China and South East Asia. Advertisement

Turmeric has antimicrobial and antifungal properties. Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric. Several studies showed curcumin’s potential to kill bacteria and viruses. (1, 23, 4)