Tumeric and Honey

It is POURING here. Pouring. But I think that the weather is absolutely delicious because I don’t have to go anywhere. I am writing this and then settling into a corner with a new book and a cup of Tumeric Tea.

I have had arthritis in my ankle since I was in my early twenties and whenever it rains for a full day, or more, the ache begins. Since it isn’t my first time on this merry go round, I know that ache is coming and purposefully up my tumeric intake. I mix it in to a lot of my food. Everything turns yellow. But my favorite use is to make a tea with Tumeric and honey.

Why? Tumeric’s main compound curcumin is a wonder at calming inflammation, and there is a lot of research supporting its healing abilities.

Seems weird but to make it work add a few cracks of pepper. Black Pepper (pepperine) makes Curcumin have more bioavailability  Рtruly Рthey are synergistic and the curcumin is pretty useless without it.

Honey, well that makes everything better, doesn’t it? But honey is a wonder. It does so many things that it is considered a nutraceutical. Meaning, Medical Doctors are calling it medicine!

To make the paste I use a 1:1 ratio.

tumeric_teaFor one cup of Tumeric and Honey Tea:

2tsps tumeric + 2tsps honey + black pepper
Mix into a paste.
Add hot water and stir.

For a week of  Tumeric and Honey Tea:

3 Tbl Tumeric + 3 Tbl honey + black pepper
Mix into a paste
Store in fridge (no longer than a week).

Add 2 tsps at a time to individual cups of hot water and stir.

 

Scientific Literature (retrieved on 2/4/2018):

Curcumin and Pepper:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29065496

Curcumin:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?linkname=pubmed_pubmed_reviews&from_uid=12676044

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27092039

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17569205

Honey:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28469409

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28239264

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25386217

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