March 6, 2014 37

Turmeric Honey Super Booster for seasonal allergy support!

Turmeric Honey Super Booster | @withfoodandlove

Soon all the snow will be gone, the ice will have melted and spring will begin to show itself. The grass will turn green again, daffodils and tulips and flowering trees will bless us with their beauty. Vibrant new buds will be popping up everywhere and they’ll be bursting with fragrant smells, and pollen. And, seasonal allergies will be heading our way too. And, the only thing worse than seasonal allergies themselves is taking toxic medications to help cope with them. So this turmeric honey super booster is a total game changer – at least for my husband that is.

I’ve been fortunate enough to live and move all over the country – from the Northeast to the Mid-Atlantic and the Rocky Mountains. And thankfully I am not a seasonal allergy sufferer. But come each spring and early summer my husband has a crazy flare up with each time we move to a new location. I make him this wonderful tonic of turmeric and honey and apple cider vinegar and lemon. These superfoods are full of anti-inflammatory properties. So it’s extra calming, soothing and works like a charm.

I really love this super booster because it is so versatile. You can shoot it down the hatch or you can mix a tablespoon into your green smoothie. It’s also really delicious and beautiful as a golden spread on toast or on a baked good. Start consuming this a few weeks before your allergies hit, it’s best used as a preventive remedy.

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Turmeric Honey Super Booster
 
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This turmeric honey super booster is super easy to whip up, and you can store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for about a week, maybe more.
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Makes: ½ cup
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon ground dried turmeric
  • 3 tablespoons raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar
  • 3 - 4 tablespoons local raw honey
  • 1 lemon, juice and zest
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
Instructions
  1. Whisk your ground turmeric in a small mixing bowl or grind lightly with a mortar and pestle to loosen clumps, and smooth into a fine powder.
  2. Next add in the apple cider vinegar, honey, lemon juice and zest and pepper. Stir until smooth.
  3. Consume as a warm tonic, by mixing 1 tablespoon with a large mug of warm water. Or on top of toast or as a baked good topping. Add a tablespoon or two into your green juice or blend it into your smoothie.

DISCLAIMER: these statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

37 Responses to "Turmeric Honey Super Booster for seasonal allergy support!"

  1. Reply

    Sylvie | Gourmande in the Kitchen

    March 12, 2014 at 4:54 AM

    Those are some of my favorite ingredients to use when I’m feeling under the weather as well. Going over to check out your recipe!

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      Maria

      July 20, 2014 at 1:50 PM

      I have had bad coughing and phlegm from allergies for 7 months. I take allergy meds and still feel horrible. I came across your post this morning after waking up and saying “No more please!” I followed your recipe and immediately I felt my trachea burn/soothe, an hour later my cough was better 3 hours later, I feel SOOOO MUCH BETTER!! My phlegm is almost gone! My chest feels normal again!! I can’t wait to get home and have another shot! I bet in a week I’ll be back to normal!! Thank you SO much!! I am tearing up with joy. NOTHING was helping! Inhalers, allergy meds, NOTHING!! This tonic is heaven sent and so are you!!!

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        Sherrie

        July 21, 2014 at 9:28 AM

        Maria – thank you so much for this comment. I LOVE hearing from my readers, especially such awesome success stories like this one. It made my day!!

        Have a beautiful week + thanks for reading,
        XO SHERRIE

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      Caro

      May 6, 2015 at 10:39 AM

      Thank you for sharing this! I need it!

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    Todd

    April 9, 2014 at 3:25 PM

    do you just drink this straight like water or just add a little bit to oatmeal or something?

    • Reply

      Sherrie

      April 9, 2014 at 3:48 PM

      Hi Todd –

      Dosage suggestions are at the bottom of the post!

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    Holly

    April 27, 2014 at 5:10 PM

    My husband has horrible spring and fall allergies and is a die-hard Claritin lover. Bah! Our son… not so much. Now… to figure out how to trick the two of them into taking this! Can I put it on ice cream lol

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      Sherrie

      October 7, 2014 at 1:21 PM

      Ice cream works ;)

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    Andrea Fabry

    April 29, 2014 at 2:13 PM

    I love the idea of adding lemon zest! I’m all about turmeric. Can’t get enough of it. Thank you.

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      Sherrie

      October 7, 2014 at 1:21 PM

      Turmeric all the things — I agree!!

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    Susanne Runion

    April 30, 2014 at 12:33 AM

    This looks amazing. I can definitely see how this would help with allergies. Thanks so much for posting this.

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      Sherrie

      May 1, 2014 at 10:36 AM

      You’re welcome Susanne! Enjoy :)

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    Kristin

    May 2, 2014 at 11:37 AM

    Oh my goodness! This looks incredible. My husband has horrible allergies this time of year, so I’ll be making him some turmeric-honey booster. Beautiful photos, Sherrie!!

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      Sherrie

      May 2, 2014 at 12:44 PM

      Thanks so much Kristin! YES YES YES – make this for him. Let me know how it turns out :))

      XO SHERRIE

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    Jo

    May 3, 2014 at 1:09 PM

    Hi Sherrie, Thanks so much for this post. My dad is a die hard fan of turmeric and uses it for all types of allergies, and minor infections and insect bites. He ingests raw turmeric powder mixed with a glass of water. Having said this, raw turmeric has not worked very well for me. It does, on the other hand make my tongue and throat itch :(
    I will still try this recipe for my son though as he suffers a lot from seasonal allergies. So, just one question – when you mention local raw honey, do you get it from a farmers market? – Can I just get mine from a store like whole foods market? Which brand would you recommend? Thanks.

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      Sherrie

      May 4, 2014 at 6:02 PM

      Hi Jo! Depending on where you live, you can find raw local honey anywhere from markets and average grocers to Whole Foods and specialty shops. I consider local to be anything within a 60 – 100 mile radius. Hope that helps.

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    Abby

    June 10, 2014 at 3:02 PM

    You have to be careful with turmeric because it can be contaminated with lead or other heavy metals, due to where it is grown.

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    Perla

    January 30, 2015 at 10:43 PM

    Sherrie! A client of mine suggested this remedy minus the apple vinegar, I have consumed it and am waiting for the results. I am sick and tired of antibiotics. I was wondering how often to drink this potion if you are experiencing a severe cold?

    • Reply

      Sherrie

      February 1, 2015 at 4:16 PM

      Hi Perla, a few times as a day as needed when sick should do the trick. Good luck! And feel better soon.

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    Gabriel @ The Dinner Special podcast

    May 7, 2015 at 12:29 PM

    This is great Sherrie! Right in time for an allergy sufferer like myself. Thanks so much for sharing. I’m definitely giving this a try. =)

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    Claudia

    May 7, 2015 at 12:33 PM

    Just what I needed, thanks for sharing! Will try asap.

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    Nina

    May 11, 2015 at 3:42 AM

    Thank you so much for posting this home remedy recipe. I suffered allegies at night and every morning, nothing seeme to work until I came across your blog. I did not expect much thinking it would be for preventive than to cure but I gave it a try anyway and Holy Cow! I took 2 Tbsps after I made my first batch and my allergies was gone that night!! This is a miracle. Thank you for sharing!!

    • Reply

      Sherrie

      May 11, 2015 at 10:34 PM

      Hi Nina, so glad you had such great results. The pleasure is all mine, thank you for reading, xo!!

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    Jo-Jo

    May 12, 2015 at 12:59 PM

    Have allergies to honey and apples. Any suggestions?

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    aida mollenkamp

    May 13, 2015 at 10:51 AM

    My allergies are so insane right now – I’m gonna make a batch of this today!

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    Anne

    September 30, 2015 at 7:24 PM

    could I put this mix in my dog’s food? He has seasonal allergies – itching. Vet recommended steroids – don’t want ot do that … and antihistamines are not working very well… thanks
    I’m going to try this for myself too.

    • Reply

      Sherrie

      October 2, 2015 at 9:01 AM

      Hi Anne, I am not a veterinarian and I do not feel comfortable advising you on the health care of your pet. I’m sorry, but I cannot help with this one! All the best, and thanks for reading :)

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    Mary

    November 3, 2015 at 6:21 PM

    Does this need to be stored in the fridge?

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      Sherrie

      November 3, 2015 at 6:43 PM

      Hi Mary – yes, store it in the refrigerator.

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    vishnu

    April 16, 2016 at 7:57 AM

    Thank you for sharing this! I need it!

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    Bruce McKenna

    April 21, 2016 at 10:46 AM

    Hi..sounds good. One thing. According to my research, systemic tumeric absorbtion is accomplished with the addition of black pepper. Apparently, it makes all the difference. If black pepper is not used, the tumeric mostly works only in the colon. So if you feel like perfecting your recipe, take black pepper off the optional list. Thanks for sharing…Bruce

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    Jyotsna

    April 24, 2016 at 10:01 AM

    Hi

    Does this need to be taken at a particular time of day/night? I made tis just now, hence wondering when to take?

    Thank you

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      Sherrie

      April 26, 2016 at 3:28 PM

      I do not take it at a particular time, just whenever I want/need to.

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    Yuna Jewelewicz

    September 28, 2016 at 1:24 PM

    My son and I suffer from allergies. Both of us have been on allergy shots for a few years which have not helped. Both of us are using over the counter spays for congestion and stuffy nose. Would turmeric help with that?

    • Reply

      Sherrie

      October 12, 2016 at 12:42 PM

      Hi Yuna, I am not a doctor or an expert on allergies, so I cannot safely recommend anything to you. But turmeric is a powerful superfood that helps with all sorts of ailments. I hope you find what you need to get off those allergy shots.

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    Stephanie

    October 30, 2016 at 7:25 PM

    How long would you recommend keeping this for?

    • Reply

      Sherrie

      December 11, 2016 at 7:49 AM

      You can store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for about a week, maybe more.

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