Benefits of Turmeric & Golden Milk Recipe

With a rich history in Ayurvedic medicine, turmeric root is one of the most revered medicinal herbs in existence. It is a bright orange rhizome, a cousin to ginger, that has been used for thousands of years in ancient Asian medicine for all sorts of ailments. It’s active component, curcumin has been the subject of more than 6000 studies documenting it’s amazing healing benefits making it the most studied and referenced medicinal herb in the world.

Here are just some of turmerics powerful benefits:

  • Potent Anti-inflammatory
  • Aids digestion
  • Reduces joint swelling and pain
  • Supports liver detoxification
  • Excellent for wound healing
  • Supports healthy blood sugar balance
  • Antibacterial
  • Antidepressant
  • Supports cancer prevention
  • High in antioxidants
  • Supports healthy cholesterol levels

Turmeric can be added to a great many dishes as well as smoothies, but a great way to ingest turmeric in adequate amounts is to drink a cup of Golden Milk daily. This delicious creamy drink, also known as Turmeric Tea or Liquid Gold, is an ancient Ayurvedic recipe that contains turmeric, milk and other spices for a warm healing drink.

Golden Milk
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A warm delicious and healing drink also known as Liquid Gold
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
10 min
Golden Paste
  1. 2 inches of fresh turmeric
  2. 1 TBSP unrefined coconut oil, ghee or cultured grass fed butter
The Drink
  1. 2 tsp golden paste
  2. 2 cups grass fed milk, coconut milk, almond milk, hemp milk or other milk (any combination)
  3. 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
  4. a generous pinch of ground black pepper
  5. 2 tsp raw organic honey
To Make The Paste
  1. Peel and chop turmeric into small pieces.
  2. Add turmeric pieces and oil to a pestle and mortar and grind into a paste.
To Make the Golden Milk
  1. In a small pot add 2 tsp of golden paste, the 2 cups of milk, the cinnamon and pepper and the honey.
  2. Over low heat, bring to a slight simmer.
  3. Turn off heat, cover with lid and allow to steep for about 5 minutes.
  4. Strain and serve.
Notes
  1. Leftover paste can keep kept in a glass jar in the fridge for up to 1 week.
  2. Be very careful when handling turmeric as it stains like nothing else and is virtually impossible to remove from clothing or dish towels.
  3. If you cannot find fresh turmeric, substitute with 2 tsp turmeric powder.
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Tinna HawkinsAbout the Author: Tinna Hawkins is a 9th generation Herbal Wise Woman and an avid health nut! For the last 13 years, she has been helping people with their health as a Wellness Consultant. She is a strong proponent of traditional and ancestral nutrition, cooking from scratch, medicinal herbs and essential oils, yoga, meditation, toxin-free personal and home care products, an active lifestyle, supplementation and a positive outlook on life! Together with her husband, Dr Budweiser, they own and operate Weiser Living. www.weiserliving.com

 

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Tinna 'LadyHawk' Hawkins is a 9th generation Wise Woman and an avid health nut! For the past one and a half decades she has been helping people with their health as a Wellness Consultant. She is a strong proponent of traditional and ancestral nutrition, cooking from scratch, herbal medicine and essential oils, yoga, meditation, toxin-free personal and home care products, an active lifestyle, supplementation and a positive outlook on life! Together with her husband, Dr. Budweiser, they own and operate Weiser Living.

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