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Can Turmeric Help Treat Allergies? How To Use It?

How To Use Turmeric For Treating Allergies

For Consumption

Ensure you consume the right amount of turmeric, and not too much of it. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the acceptable daily intake of curcuminoids (a phenolic compound present in turmeric) should be within the range of 0-3 mg per kilogram of body weight (5). You can adjust the dosage accordingly after consulting your doctor.

1. Turmeric Powder

Turmeric contains a compound called curcumin, which is a powerful antioxidant. Curcumin also has anti-allergic properties and inhibits the release of histamines.

You Will Need

Method

Add turmeric powder to curries, fries, milk, salads, etc.

How Often?

You can consume turmeric at every meal; just be wary about the quantity.

2. Turmeric Milk

Milk is good for health (although it has nothing to do with your allergy). If you are lactose intolerant, however, you can go with coconut or almond milk. A high dose of honey can help you with the symptoms of allergic rhinitis (AR).

Cinnamon contains cinnamaldehyde, which is an anti-inflammatory agent. lack pepper contains piperine, which enhances the absorption of curcumin by 2000%. Ginger contains 6-gingerol, which, in a study, could help alleviate the symptoms of allergic rhinitis in mice. Cayenne pepper adds to the flavor of the concoction.

You Will Need

  • 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder
  • 1 cup of milk (you may use coconut or almond milk)
  • 1 teaspoon of raw honey
  • A pinch of cinnamon powder
  • A pinch of ground black pepper
  • A small piece of ginger
  • A pinch of cayenne pepper

Method

  1. Pour the milk into a saucepan and heat it slightly.
  2. Add all the ingredients.
  3. Whisk until everything is dissolved. Ensure that it does not boil.
  4. Pour into a mug and consume.

How Often?

One glass a day, before going to bed.

Note: Raw honey often contains grains of pollen that may cause an allergic reaction. If you are allergic to pollen, avoid using raw honey. Regular or processed honey doesn’t contain any pollen. However, it may not be as effective as raw honey.

3. Turmeric Tea

Honey can help treat sneezing, runny nose, and other symptoms of allergic rhinitis (6). The turmeric in the mixture can further help improve the allergic symptoms. However, avoid raw honey if you are allergic to pollen.

You Will Need

  • 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of honey
  • 1 cup of water

Method

  1. Heat the water and add the turmeric powder to it. Stir well.
  2. Add the honey, stir, and consume.

How Often?

Twice a day.

4. Turmeric Water

The curcumin in turmeric has anti-allergic properties that inhibit histamine release and reduce allergy symptoms.

You Will Need

  • 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric
  • A glass of water

Method

  1. Add the turmeric powder to the water.
  2. Stir well and drink it.

How Often?

At least once a day.

5. Turmeric With Apple Cider Vinegar And Honey

Lemon contains vitamin C, which effectively blocks histamine release in the body. A study found that consuming vitamin C reduces the symptoms of allergic rhinitis. ACV is touted as a natural remedy for allergic reactions (though there is no evidence to support this statement). Honey helps in easing the symptoms of allergic rhinitis. Black pepper contains piperine that enhances the absorption of curcumin, the major component of turmeric that combats allergies.

You Will Need

  • 1 tablespoon of ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons of raw apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup of honey
  • 1/4 tablespoon of black pepper
  • Mortar and pestle

Method

  1. Using the mortar and pestle, grind the turmeric to make a fine powder.
  2. Add the honey, lemon zest, apple cider vinegar, and black pepper to the powder.
  3. Mix well.

How Often?

Have a tablespoon of the mixture every day. Store the rest of the mixture in an airtight container and keep it refrigerated. It should last for about a week.

6. Turmeric With Lemon And Honey

This smoothie could especially be used to treat sinus allergies. Lemon juice contains vitamin C, which helps block histamine release. Raw honey has propolis, which is known for boosting the immune system. Cayenne pepper is believed to reduce nasal congestion and stuffiness; however, more research is warranted in this aspect.

You Will Need

  • 2 medium pieces of turmeric root
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • Water
  • A pinch of cayenne pepper
  • A banana (optional)

Method

  1. Blend the turmeric roots to make a paste.
  2. Add freshly squeezed lemon to it.
  3. Add honey, cayenne pepper, and water.
  4. Stir well to make a turmeric smoothie.
  5. You can also add a banana for taste.

How Often?

Once a day, whenever you want. You can replace your breakfast with this smoothie.