Turmeric Honey Recipe

Utilize the health benefits of honey with this easy to make recipe.

From "The Benevolent Bee"
December 2017

  • Termeric honey.
    Photo by Graham E. Burns
  • The Benevolent Bee by Stephanie Bruneau.
    Photo by Quarto Publishing Group

Total Hands-On Time: 10 min

Preparation Time: 5 min

Cook Time: 5 min

Yield: 1/2 cup (160 g)

In The Benevolent Bee (Quarto Publishing Group) beekeeper, herbalist, and artist Stephanie Bruneau explores six amazing products of the honeybee hive—honey, pollen, propolis, royal jelly, beeswax, and bee venom.

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Turmeric root is a beautiful, bright orange color. It has a bitter flavor that stimulates metabolism and aids in detoxification. It is excellent for the liver, stimulating the flow of bile, supporting digestion, and performing other important metabolic functions. By supporting liver function and aiding in gentle, sustainable detoxification, turmeric helps reduce heat and inflammation throughout the body. It is a great holistic tonic for those with chronic, excessive inflammation, including that associated with arthritis, rheumatism, and seasonal and environmental allergies. Regular use can also help reduce pain associated with menstruation. To support such ailments, incorporate turmeric into the diet and/or take it as a dietary supplement.


  • 1/4 cup (26 g) dried, powdered turmeric root
  • 1/2 cup (160 g) raw, unrefined honey


  1. Combine powdered turmeric with honey in a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid and mix with a spoon until well combined. This preparation is ready to use immediately. Store at room temperature.
  2. Use Turmeric Honey in cooking or take it by the spoonful as a dietary supplement (1/2 to 1 teaspoon, 1 or 2 times a day).

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Reprinted with permission from the Quarto Publishing Group, excerpted from The Benevolent Bee by Stephanie Bruneau published by Quarry Books, 2017