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Magic Turmeric Elixir + a Turmeric Honey Golden Drink

A magic turmeric honey elixir to fight seasonal allergies and inflammation.
Magic Turmeric Elixir + a Turmeric Honey Golden Drink | A magic turmeric elixir to fight seasonal allergies, inflammation and more. Add honey and something liquid and you have a turmeric honey golden drink of your dreams.

This recipe was originally posted on my blog in March of 2014.

It has remained my most popular recipe since then.

I thought since it’s been four years since I photographed and wrote it.

That it’s about time to update it.

So, here goes.

I first developed this turmeric elixir to help relieve my husband’s seasonal allergies. And through the years my readers have begun to swear by it. But this turmeric elixir also serves other purposes. Like fighting inflammation, improving brain function, lowering your risk of heart disease, easing joint pain, boosting your immune system, combatting free-radicals and so much more.

Turmeric and everything golden {like this golden smoothie and this golden chia pudding and this golden stew and these golden bubbles} have been trending in the wellness community for a few years and for good reason. So, here’s why.

Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, has powerful medicinal properties. But there are few things you must know about this compound. Firstly, curcumin is poorly absorbed into the bloodstream. You will often see turmeric supplements and foods that also contain black pepper in them. This is because black pepper contains pipeline. A natural substance known to enhance the absorption of curcumin by two-thousand percent. And, that’s pretty major.

Secondly, curcumin is fat soluble. So it may be a good idea to eat turmeric along with other healthy fats. Like avocado or coconut oil in a savory dish. And coconut milk or MCT oil in a golden drink.

So now that you know about the benefits.

How do you use this turmeric elixir?

As a shot.

Fill up a glass, shoot it down the hatch.

In a smoothie.

Add it into any recipe for a super boost.

Or mix one part elixir with four parts honey and it transforms into a spread or golden sweetener. I like to sweeten a mug of warm water or almond milk with the turmeric honey mixture. And sip it in the morning. That is my go-to way to use this. Because turmeric honey anything is a match made in golden heaven.

Magic Turmeric Elixir + a Turmeric Honey Golden Drink | A magic turmeric elixir to fight seasonal allergies, inflammation and more. Add honey and something liquid and you have a turmeric honey golden drink of your dreams.

Magic Turmeric Elixir + a Turmeric Honey Golden Drink | A magic turmeric elixir to fight seasonal allergies, inflammation and more. Add honey and something liquid and you have a turmeric honey golden drink of your dreams.

Magic Turmeric Elixir + a Turmeric Honey Golden Drink | A magic turmeric elixir to fight seasonal allergies, inflammation and more. Add honey and something liquid and you have a turmeric honey golden drink of your dreams.

Magic Turmeric Elixir + a Turmeric Honey Golden Drink | A magic turmeric elixir to fight seasonal allergies, inflammation and more. Add honey and something liquid and you have a turmeric honey golden drink of your dreams.

Magic Turmeric Elixir + a Turmeric Honey Golden Drink | A magic turmeric elixir to fight seasonal allergies, inflammation and more. Add honey and something liquid and you have a turmeric honey golden drink of your dreams.

Magic Turmeric Elixir

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 min
Total Time 6 mins
Serves ½ cup

Store this elixir in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Ingredients

Directions

Whisk all of the ingredients together until smooth. 

Consume 1 tablespoon at a time. 

See notes for consumption ideas! 

Recipe Notes

As a shot.

With 10 ounces warm water. 

In a smoothie.

Combine it with olive oil for a zesty vinaigrette. 

1 part elixir + 4 parts honey for a toast spread. 

Or make a Turmeric Honey Golden Drink {see below}.

Turmeric Honey Golden Drink

Prep Time 1
Cook Time 1
Total Time
Serves 1 drink

You can double or triple this recipe to make a small batch for a crowd.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon raw local honey {see notes}
  • 1 tablespoon Magic Turmeric Elixir
  • 10 ounces hot water
  • 1/8 teaspoon pink Himalayan salt
  • 1 tablespoon MCT oil {optional}

Directions

In a blender combine the honey, Magic Turmeric Elixir, hot water, salt and MCT oil and whiz until smooth and frothy. 

Recipe Notes

If you don't want to use honey, use whatever your preferred sweetener is. 

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49 Responses to "Magic Turmeric Elixir + a Turmeric Honey Golden Drink"

  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.

  2. Reply

    Todd

    April 9, 2014 at 3:25 PM

    Do you just drink this straight or add a little bit to oatmeal or something?

    • Reply

      Sherrie

      April 9, 2014 at 3:48 PM

      Hi Todd – you can do either!

  3. Reply

    Holly

    April 27, 2014 at 5:10 PM

    My husband and son have horrible spring and fall allergies. Now to figure out how to trick the two of them into taking this! Can I put it on ice cream lol?

    • Reply

      Sherrie

      October 7, 2014 at 1:21 PM

      Lol. Make the honey mixture and pour on liberally!

  4. Reply

    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.

  5. Reply

    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.

  6. Reply

    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 of this. Beautiful photos, Sherrie!

  7. Reply

    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, minor infections and insect bites. He ingests raw turmeric powder mixed with a glass of water. 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? Which brand would you recommend? Thanks.

    • Reply

      Sherrie

      May 4, 2014 at 6:02 PM

      Hi Jo – I consider local to be anything within a 60 – 100 mile radius. So you would have to ask your Whole Foods if they carry anything in that range. I know mine does!

  8. Reply

    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.

  9. Reply

    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?

  10. Reply

    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.

  11. Reply

    Claudia

    May 7, 2015 at 12:33 PM

    Just what I needed. Thanks for sharing! Will try ASAP.

  12. Reply

    Nina

    May 11, 2015 at 3:42 AM

    Thank you so much for posting this home remedy recipe. I suffer from 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 tablespoons after I made my first batch and my allergies were gone that night! This is a miracle. Thank you for sharing!

    • Reply

      Sherrie

      May 11, 2015 at 10:34 PM

      Hi Nina – the pleasure is all mine, xo!

  13. Reply

    Jo-Jo

    May 12, 2015 at 12:59 PM

    I have allergies to honey. Any suggestions?

  14. Reply

    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!

  15. Reply

    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. And I don’t want ot do that. I’m going to try this for myself too.

    • Reply

      Sherrie

      October 2, 2015 at 9:01 AM

      Hi Anne – I’m by no means a dog expert, so I do not feel comfortable advising you on the health care of your pet. I’m sorry, but I cannot help with this one!

  16. Reply

    Mary

    November 3, 2015 at 6:21 PM

    Does this need to be stored in the fridge?

    • Reply

      Sherrie

      November 3, 2015 at 6:43 PM

      Hi Mary – yes, store it in the refrigerator.

  17. Reply

    vishnu

    April 16, 2016 at 7:57 AM

    Thank you for sharing this! I need it!

  18. Reply

    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

  19. Reply

    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

    • Reply

      Sherrie

      April 26, 2016 at 3:28 PM

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

  20. Reply

    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 think you could give it a shot. Either way, I hope you find what you need to get off those allergy shots.

  21. Reply

    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 up to five days.

  22. Reply

    Genevieve

    April 10, 2017 at 10:20 PM

    Drinking now with warm water. I hope it works. My allergies are killing me!

  23. Reply

    Simon

    April 22, 2017 at 1:08 PM

    I made up the recipe and found it really tasty. In fact I used it as a dressing on my salad. It was excellent! I’m hoping for a positive effect on my tendonitis whilst eating my lunch.

    • Reply

      Sherrie

      March 1, 2018 at 9:04 PM

      I’m glad you like it, Simon!

  24. Reply

    Betty Touchon

    May 21, 2017 at 12:21 PM

    I have terrible allergies and exercised induced asthma. I have been taking turmeric and lemon juice in warm water and can tell an improvement with less mucous, runny eyes and drippy nose. I just made your recipe. Yum! I put a dash on quinoa with cranberries, nuts and cilantro. Double yum, thank you!

    • Reply

      Sherrie

      March 1, 2018 at 9:03 PM

      I’m so glad you like it, Betty!

  25. Reply

    Susan Beram

    May 25, 2017 at 6:39 AM

    Can the honey be subbed as I am a vegan?

    • Reply

      Sherrie

      May 25, 2017 at 9:17 AM

      Hi Susan – honey acts as a vessel to support seasonal allergies here. But, if you are using this elixir for other reasons besides allergy relief, you could use any honey alternative in place.

  26. Reply

    Douglas Waltz

    June 4, 2017 at 8:29 AM

    I make a similar concoction with honey, lemon and slices of ginger. I was wondering how raw ginger would be in yours?

    • Reply

      Sherrie

      June 6, 2017 at 10:59 PM

      I’m sure it would be wonderful!

  27. Reply

    Dev

    September 20, 2017 at 12:55 AM

    Photography is really wonderful. Thanks for sharing such a healthiest drink recipe.

  28. Reply

    Vanessa Applewhaite

    February 1, 2018 at 1:26 PM

    I’ve heard that turmeric when mixed with black pepper and lemon is really good for inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. If I’m taking it for this reason how many times a day should I have it? Do I have to mix with warm water or can I have it without?

    • Reply

      Sherrie

      March 1, 2018 at 9:29 PM

      Hi Vanessa – mixing it with warm water is optional. I can’t recommend a dosage for you, but you could start small and see how it works. I hope this helps.

  29. Reply

    Kelsey @ Appeasing a Food Geek

    March 2, 2018 at 5:25 AM

    Love love love turmeric drinks ever since I started seeing them on your social media a little over a year ago! I’m excited to try this classic one out. Perfect for the lingering cold, wet, winter days, xo.

  30. Reply

    Sue

    March 7, 2018 at 6:30 PM

    What is the best turmeric to buy? And where do I buy it?

    • Reply

      Sherrie

      March 8, 2018 at 8:12 PM

      Hi Sue – I linked my favorite turmeric brand in the recipe for you! You can buy that on Amazon or at any grocer.

  31. Reply

    Tiina Taylor

    April 3, 2018 at 12:13 PM

    Thank you for this suggestion how to use turmeric. I just made a batch for myself and am now printing these recipes for my neighbour who is suffering from seasonal allergies as much as I’m. And absolutely beautiful pictures by you!

  32. Reply

    Sarah

    May 12, 2018 at 2:38 AM

    Hi Sherrie! Do you drink the whole half cup? Many thanks!

    • Reply

      Sherrie

      May 12, 2018 at 5:37 PM

      Hi Sarah – about 1 tablespoon is a serving size!

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