Turmeric Anti-Inflammatory Drink

Immune changes caused by the COVID virus can lead to cytokine production and greater disease severity.[1] Reducing inflammation during illness is crucial, and one powerful anti-inflammatory food is turmeric. Turmeric is also a antiviral, antimicrobial, and gastroprotective food.[2] The anti-neraminidase activity in turmeric is similar to antiviral drugs, with added benefits.[3] [4] The body’s ability to absorb the beneficial polyphenols found in turmeric is increased when pairing consumption of turmeric with a lipid-rich food such as avocado or coconut.[5]


Step 1

Warm ¼ c plant-based milk.

Step 2

Mix in 2 tsp turmeric powder and 1⁄2 tsp honey

Step 3

Drink daily with breakfast.


Drink daily  


[1] Townsend, L., Dyer, A. H., Naughton, A., Imangaliyev, S., Dunne, J., Kiersey, R., Holden, D., Mooney, A., Leavy, D., Ridge, K., Sugrue, J., Aldoseri, M., Kelliher, J. H., Hennessy, M., Byrne, D., Browne, P., Bacon, C. L., Doyle, C., O’Riordan, R., … Cheallaigh, C. N. (2021, January 1). Severe covid-19 is characterised by inflammation and immature myeloid cells early in disease progression. medRxiv. Retrieved February 9, 2022, from https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.09.01.21262953v1.full-text

[2] Jennings, M. R., & Parks, R. J. (2020, October 31). Curcumin as an antiviral agent. Viruses. Retrieved February 9, 2022, from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7693600/

[3] Curcuminoids from Curcuma longa and their inhibitory … (n.d.). Retrieved February 9, 2022, from https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Trong-Dao-2/publication/257164368_Curcuminoids_from_Curcuma_longa_and_their_inhibitory_activities_on_influenza_A_neuraminidases/links/5a1815c14585155c26a7c475/Curcuminoids-from-Curcuma-longa-and-their-inhibitory-activities-on-influenza-A-neuraminidases.pdf

[4] Sahoo, M., Jena, L., Rath, S. N., & Kumar, S. (2016, September). Identification of suitable natural inhibitor against influenza A (H1N1) neuraminidase protein by molecular docking. Genomics & informatics. Retrieved February 9, 2022, from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5056903/

[5] Dei Cas, M., & Ghidoni, R. (2019, September 8). Dietary curcumin: Correlation between bioavailability and health potential. Nutrients. Retrieved February 9, 2022, from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6770259/