Turmeric is a spice that is commonly used in India in the preparation of various recipes. It is orange, and besides being used as a spice, it's commonly used in both Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicine. Curcumin is the active ingredient in turmeric that helps provide antioxidant benefits to support your health.

Honey and curcumin powder

The Golden Honey Mixture

Turmeric can be used for more than adding color and flavor to your food. This mixture of turmeric, black pepper, and raw honey is a powerful tonic that can support your joints and more when you need a little extra support.


1 tablespoon turmeric powder

7 tablespoons raw, organic honey

1 pinch black pepper

(optional) 2 tablespoons raw apple cider vinegar

(optional) 1 tablespoon lemon zest


Simply mix all ingredients together in a mixing bowl, then transfer the mixture to an air-tight container for storage. It can then be refrigerated and stored for up to two weeks. 

To help support immune responses and help the body defend against seasonal threats, it’s best to consume a tablespoon daily. When used to prepare a cup of tea or warm tonic, one teaspoon can be added to a cup of hot water and consumed during the day.

For those with occasional indigestion, it is better to drink this before a meal to make sure the curcumin is safely transported through the gut for optimal absorption.

Turmeric roots, curcumin powder, lemon and honey beverage

The Many Benefits of Curcumin

Traditionally, turmeric has been used to support musculoskeletal health and still is. It’s also used to support respiratory function and digestive health and is an important addition to any immune health routine. 

The antioxidant capacity of curcumin allows it to support several important systems in your body to promote overall health. In addition to promoting immune system health, it also:

♦ Supports the activity of over 700 genes

♦ Supports cells membrane health and function to promote healthy aging

♦ Helps reduce typical oxidative stress in cells and tissues

♦ Promotes signaling molecule activity that supports joint health

♦ Supports neural pathways for optimal neurotransmitter activity

♦ Help support arterial health to promote heart and circulatory health

The Bottom Line

Turmeric is a powerful spice that can make any meal delicious and supports whole-body health. Adding honey to the mix adds proteins that give your joints support when needed. So, whenever you need a little something extra, give this delicious mixture a try.