These days everyone seems to have cancer. There is too much pollution, radiation, bad food and bad water in our world. Antioxidants are one very powerful way to combat these dangers within our own bodies. These DIY antioxidant supplements are a wonderful last minute gift that truly shows how much you care. Making them with memories of the health of your friend or family as well as best wishes makes them even more potent.

These easy to make powerful antioxidant supplements are modeled on Burmese medicine pills. Turmeric in particular. In Myanmar there are several grades of turmeric, some are especially medicinal and used for specific purposes. One of the things the Burmese use turmeric for is purifying the blood...especially after childbirth. It is mixed with wild forest honey and made into pills which are taken by the woman for at least two weeks after giving birth.

In helping my mother with pancreatic cancer I have come across a lot of information on various cancer-preventatives. One of them is an interesting so-called poor-man's cancer cure -- the molasses (or maple syrup) and baking soda mixture. Molasses is particularly high in minerals and B vitamins which are severely lacking in cancer patients. Cancer cells also love sugar-- but, the baking soda, once inside a cancer cell, breaks it down. The theory is the reason this cure is successful is because when the cancer cells uptake sugar they also uptake whatever is mixed with it

These homemade supplements are based on this theory that our cells love to metabolize sugars. Adding powerful antioxidants to honey is a fast way for our body's cells to uptake the antioxidants. This is a very simple recipe using some of the most powerful antioxidant spices.

Step 1: Mix Your Spices

Mix your ground spices together in a bowl.

In this recipe I used approximately:

  • 1/2 c turmeric
  • 1/4 c cinnamon
  • 1/4 c clove

To this is added a pinch of black pepper and chili powder as these spices help the body to absorb the antioxidants even more efficiently.

If you don't have all of these spices just use whichever one you have, if you have some other powerful antioxidant herbs or spices you may want to experiment with adding them as well. The amounts don't really matter.
Fantastic Instructable! We are actually growing our own turmeric here in Normandie, it is in the kitchen in one of our pallet wood planters and is a quite impressive 1 metre high with beautiful 'banana palm' leaves! I look forward to harvesting it and making your recipe. I have used turmeric and black pepper, combined with brazil nut for selenium mixed in with coconut oil to successfully treat stroke/paralysis in my Sebright hen. The power of good food is amazing just as conversely is the devastating effect of processed junk. Thanks for posting this unusual and thoughtful gift idea. The radiation factor is becoming daily ever more pressing! All the Best, Pavlovafowl aka Sue
<p>A S T A X A N T H I N</p>
How about mixing it with ginger powder?
Yes ginger would be a good addition as well.
Is drying necessary or could you just keep it as a paste and take a teaspoon before bed?
I guess if you wanted to add some B vitamins too it you could always grind up some mushrooms (reishi or something) and add it to them too.
This is a superb example of Hippocratic philosophy. We use turmeric all the time - it is so crazy that, like with quail eggs, these medicines/foods, which have been used for thousands of years in the East, are just now being recognised by the West. Thanks for your inspiring instructable! All the best from France, Organikmechanic
Would Vitamin B12 or complex. Help this mix? From A capsule form it would be tasteless. I have a lot of freinds that are fighting this battle.
Nice and informative ible! As far as I know turmeric is a cheap substitute for saffron.
Thanks for the info!
Maybe I'll add some ground ginger.... that's a go-to spice for me as well.
nice! I m going to try this!
This is pretty neat. :D I've always heard that turmeric had medicinal qualities!

About This Instructable




Bio: Local Food. Global Flavor. Food for roots, health, peace and community. A food oriented DIY culture.
More by HellaDelicious:Castor Oil Packs Powerful Antioxidant Supplements Seeds for My City - Easy to Make Seed Bombs 
Add instructable to: