Do you have allergies? There are some individuals who are just allergic to a lot of things. Their nose can easily get stuffy when there is a tiny dust particle around them. Some even keep on sneezing after someone applies a perfume near them and others even experience watery eyes, rashes, runny nose, itchy and other allergic reaction.
If you’re one of those people experiencing the same kind of condition, then you may want to try this miraculous ingredient.
Allergies can be due to certain foods, medicines, dust, pollen, smoke and a lot more. Once they enter the body, histamines in the bloodstream are released thus increasing mucus production and causing throat irritation, skin rashes, wheezing and others.
And here comes turmeric. Its curcumin content acts as a decongestant and helps treat various symptoms of allergies. Also, the golden spice has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic properties that are great against allergies and other health-related problems.
Here’s How To Use Turmeric For Allergies
This delicious, silky, warming and comforting tonic are used for circulation, digestion, clear complexion, and blood purification. It boosts the immune system and combats inflammation and chronic pain.
Pour a coconut or almond milk into a saucepan and heat it slightly. Add ½ teaspoon of turmeric powder and add the following:
- A teaspoon raw honey
- A small piece of ginger
- A pinch of cayenne pepper
- A pinch of cinnamon powder
- A pinch of ground black pepper
Whisk until everything is dissolved and ensure that it does not boil. Pour into a mug, cool it down and consume before going to bed.
Cinnamon and honey have anti-inflammatory properties while ginger acts as antihistamine and decongestant. Cayenne pepper helps reduce nasal congestion and stuffiness. Black pepper improves the absorption of curcumin by 2000%.
Curcumin an active compound present in turmeric has antioxidant, antiallergic, antifungal, and antibiotic effects that inhibits the release of histamines and prevent aggravation of allergy.
Simply add 1/3 turmeric powder in your salads, milk, curries and other cooking. You can actually consume it every meal. Just make sure you are careful about the quantity.
Turmeric With Honey and Lemon
This remedy can help treat sinus problems. Raw, local, and unfiltered honey is full of powerful antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties and can boost the immune system while lemon juice helps block histamine due to its vitamin C content. Cayenne pepper is a great addition to this remedy since it well reduces nasal congestion and stuffiness.
Make a paste by blending 2 medium pieces of turmeric root. Add 1 freshly squeezed lemon, 1 teaspoon of honey, a pinch of cayenne pepper, and water to it. You may add some banana for additional taste. Stir them well for a great turmeric smoothie. Replace your breakfast with this smoothie.
Turmeric With Olive Oil And Water
The piperine component of black pepper helps enhance the absorption of curcumin in turmeric. Meanwhile, olive oil contains hydroxytyrosol, a polyphenol that is effective in fighting allergic reactions.
Add 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder, a pinch of black pepper powder, and a ¼ teaspoon of olive oil in a glass of water. Stir well and drink once a day.
Turmeric With Lemon, Honey, and Apple Cider Vinegar
Raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar can help boost immunity and promote alkalinity and pH balance of the body, thus making it a great remedy to ward of various type of allergies. Black pepper has curcumin content that fights allergies.
In a small mixing bowl, mix 1 tablespoon of ground turmeric, 2 tablespoons s of apple cider vinegar, ¼ cup honey, ¼ tablespoons of black pepper, and 1 teaspoon lemon zest. Mix them well.
In a green drink — blend or stir in a tablespoon into your green smoothie or juice
As a warm tonic — mix 1 tablespoon with 12 – 16 ounces of warm water + sip
As a toast topping — 2 teaspoons spread on top whole grain toast
Turmeric and honey is a great combination. Honey is a cough suppressant and has anti-inflammatory effects.
Heat a glass of water in a pan and add a ½ teaspoon of turmeric powder. Stir well and pour in a glass. Add a ½ teaspoon of honey to taste. Drink the tea twice a day to provide relief from allergic symptoms.