Turmeric Infused Honey

Tumeric infused honey

Here’s a simple and natural, two-ingredient recipe to help you combat the upcoming cold and flu season, as well as to help relieve your aching muscles and joints, and basically just give your immune system a slight boost! It’s called golden honey, and it’s basically raw honey that’s infused with ground turmeric. It’s super easy to whip up and super good for you to boot!

My instructor, Chef Camila showed us this simple recipe for golden honey the other day during our class demo, and I being the spaz that I am, immediately went home and made up a batch. I ate a teaspoon (or two) after dinner as my little post dinner sweet, and then woke up the next morning and heated up some water (not boiling) added a teaspoon of this golden honey mixture along with the juice of 1/2 a lemon, pinch of fresh ginger and some freshly ground black pepper (black pepper makes the effects of turmeric more potent, as well as enhances the absorption and the anti-inflammatory effects of turmeric) and savored every sip. I also brought the leftovers to school for my peeps to enjoy with their morning cup of herbal tea, because you all know how much I love to share!

So, before I show you the actual very complicated recipe, ( 😉 ) I wanted to share with you a few of the heath benefits of Turmeric.

  • It has amazing natural anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and immune-boosting properties.
  • It’s as potent as ibuprofen, and better for the stomach than taking ibuprofen in pill form.
  • It helps with stomach aliments. It can tame heartburn and an upset stomach.
  • Helps with decongesting the liver, dissolving uterine tumors, cysts and gallstones.
  • It supports the kidney.
  • It helps aid with digestion.
  • It destroys bacteria that cause disease, and it promotes the body’s natural defenses.
  • It’s a great source of beta-carotene.
  • It strengthens the nervous system.
  • It’s even been said that turmeric may reduce the risk of cancer and tumor growth and Alzheimer’s disease.

You can do a google search and see all of the health benefits of adding turmeric to your diet, but the above benefits are reasons enough to get me started on adding more turmeric into my diet.

Tumeric infused honey

Below are a few more Turmeric recipes.

This turmeric roasted cauliflower is kid and teen approved, and a healthy and tasty way to spice up boring old cauliflower.

Turmeric roasted cauliflower.

This red lentil and turmeric soup tastes and feels like a warm hug. I’m serious, every time I have a bowl, I feel nourished from the inside out. Maybe it’s the turmeric and coconut milk, I’m not sure, but it definitely feels good going down, and I feel peaceful, comforted and uplifted after. 

Simple red lentil and turmeric soup.

I’ve been topping this turmeric tahini dressing on EVERYTHING! Another great and healthy way to get turmeric into your diet. 
Turmeric tahini dressing.
With love Jackie

Turmeric Infused Honey

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Recipe by Jackie


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    • ¼ cup raw honey - I love using raw local honey, as it helps with seasonal allergies, as well as supporting local bee keepers.

    • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric - you can also use fresh turmeric (looks like ginger). Just peel and finely grate it. You will need 3x the amount of fresh turmeric as dried, so add this to taste.


    • Using a dry measuring cup, measure out ¼ cup of honey.

    • Using a spatula, scrape out the honey into a small glass jar or container that has a lid.

    • Add 1 teaspoon ground turmeric to the honey. Like I said above, you can also use fresh turmeric. Just peel and finely grate it. You will need 3x the amount of fresh turmeric as dried, so add this to taste.

    • Mix well, cover, and store at room temperature.

    • Just give the honey mixture a quick stir before using each time.

    • Here are some ways to enjoy this golden honey:

      • Enjoy it as is, by the spoonful. When you get the first systems of a cold or flu, take 1 teaspoon of this honey mixture every couple of hours, as it will help to combat the illness. Hey, why not add a pinch of pepper, or a pepper corn or two to make the effects even better! 
      • Heat up some water (not boiling) add a teaspoon of this golden honey mixture along with the juice of 1/2 a lemon, pinch of fresh ginger (or powdered ginger) and some freshly ground black pepper (black pepper makes the effects of turmeric more potent, as well as enhances the absorption and the anti-inflammatory effects of turmeric). Make this drink to taste, if you don’t like ginger then omit the ginger, if you’re not a fan of lemon, then omit the lemon.
      • Heat up some water, (not boiling) add a teaspoon of the golden honey mixture, and stir to combine. This is my kids favorite way to enjoy it.
      • Add 1 teaspoon of the golden honey mixture to your favorite tea blend, or to some warm coconut, almond or regular milk.

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      17 thoughts on “Turmeric Infused Honey”

      1. Thanks for the golden honey…..how about a honey that has the turmeric, ground pepper and ginger…all three…added? What amounts of pepper and ginger (dry) would you add? Thanks!

        1. Hi Elaine! You could add all of the three spices at once, but I’m not sure how great the combination would be after sitting for a few days, but give it a try if you want. The amount of pepper and ginger you add would be to taste really, as everyone has a different tolerance to ginger and pepper. I find a small amount of ginger goes a long way and the same with pepper. I always just add them to taste in my tea or lemon/honey water. Let me know if you end up adding all three to the honey and how it tastes! Thanks Elaine 🙂

      2. Chantal in Shreveport

        What a brilliant idea. I’ve been taking the pills, this sounds better and cheaper to me. Keep sharing the ideas.

      3. I am so excited to see what you’ll be posting now that you are a natural chef in training. I would love love love to be doing that, so just know that I’ll be living vicariously through you for a bit! 🙂 Can’t wait to try all these delicious healthy recipes!

        1. Hi Angela! I’m SO loving school and I can’t wait to keep sharing all of my knowledge with you all! I just made this super easy nori seaweed and sesame seed condiment today. It took me all of 5 minutes, and it’s the perfect thing to top on pasta, eggs, avocado toast, salads, popcorn, noodles, you name it. it’s super salty and crunchy! I’m laughing because seaweed was definitely not something I ever thought I would have in my kitchen nor want to eat. It’s interesting how I’m changing my attitude towards certain foods after just 1 month of school! xoxo, Jacquelyn

      4. I began following your Instagram and continued to your blog. I just want you to know how much I enjoy your posts and following your journey. And, of course your recipes are delicious-with a few vegan tweaks to accommodate my diet. Well done, well done.

        1. Hi Sandra! Awww… you’re so sweet and I’m so glad we found each other via Instagram. That is still my favorite form of social media! LOVE IT! I’m so happy to hear that you love the posts and recipes and I will be sure to post a few vegan recipes here and there for you to enjoy! Take care and thanks so much for saying hi! xoxo, Jacquelyn

      5. Hi Jackie,
        I love the golden honey tea! It’s so warming and will be made often in these next few months!
        I also live in Marin, and have been enjoying your blog for about two years. I think it’s so great that you followed your passion and enrolled in Berkeley’s Natural Chef program. Your energy is inspiring! I also love that you are sharing all of the great recipes and tips you are learning. Thank you for this!

        1. Hi Susan! Thanks so much for your super sweet comment! I’m so happy to hear that you’re loving the blog and have been a reader for the past 2 years. Thanks so much for sticking around! It’s also super cool that you live in Marin, so if you see me out and about, please say “hi!” I really love meeting readers in person! It makes this whole internet virtual world seem a bit smaller 🙂 Have a wonderful week and enjoy this honey! We finally have some winter-like weather to enjoy some hot tea! Yay! xoxo, Jacquelyn

        1. Yay Pamela! I hope you and your daughter love it! I’m making a fresh batch here myself as it’s finally cold and rainy here! Yay! xoxo, Jacquelyn

      6. I stumbled upon this post while looking for your popover recipes which i have made in the past(love them!!!)
        While researching turmeric last year i came across an article that stated much of what you have here. Only difference was that as well as black pepper you should add a fat for the turmeric to be fully absorbed and beneficial. i make a dry mix of turmeric, black pepper, cinnamon, cardamon and add the fresh ginger lemon and honey when making a mug. last i top off with coconut oil.

        1. Hi Susan. I think it would last a week to 2 weeks? This doesn’t make a big batch, so I usually use it all within a week.

      7. Hi,
        You said use 3x the turmeric for 1/4 cup of honey is that right?that will be 3/4th.
        But you also said use 1 teaspoon.
        Please clarify the turmeric ration for 1/4 teaspoon on honey.


        1. Hi Saleema, Sorry to respond so late. You will only need 1/4 cup honey and 1 tsp turmeric if it’s the ground spice.

          You will need 3x that if you’re using fresh turmeric that you grate down. Honestly, I always use the ground spice as it’s easier and cheaper. Let me know if you have any questions and sorry for the confusion. 🙂

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