To be honest, the idea of turmeric does not induce palatable excitement. But how can I recommend turmeric to you folks if I do not take it myself? Two weeks ago, amid great reluctance, I tried some and I am hooked! The man was indeed a genius!
We all know that turmeric is a powerhouse in fighting inflammation and bacteria. Its active ingredient curcumin, has a strong action to aid / reduce the inflammation and swelling in the tissues of the sinuses. Turmeric benefits sufferers of hay fever, asthma, bronchitis as well as other lung problems, seasonal allergies and joint/muscle problems.
The next is Honey. It is thought that by eating that honey, even just a spoonful a day, it can build your immunity through gradual exposure. The key here is to make sure you are using raw, local, unfiltered honey. Much different than the translucent golden stuff you buy at the grocer. Raw unheated honey is full of minerals, vitamins, enzymes, and powerful antioxidants. It has powerful anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties.
The third important component is Warm Water. Cold water solidifies the fats from the foods we have just eaten, making the body find it harder to digest and disperse the unwanted fats. Warm water helps the fats in our food to remain fluid and therefore helps the fats pass through our body, promoting weight loss.
The recipe below should be taken in the morning (before breakfast) and the evening/night time.
- ½ cup of warm water
- ¼ tsp turmeric powder
- 1-2 tsp honey
Arthritis sufferers can also take the above recipe and add:
- 1 tsp Cinnamon powder