As I searched the internet for the recipe I found that there are a lot of different recipes out there. My 16 year old is not thrilled with my passion for using herbs for healing however, my 14 year old is more willing to try whatever I prepare. So, ingredients were important to me, one had peppercorns, and I knew that would not go over good. Shoot I wasn't even thrilled with the thought of drinking something made with peppercorns. After searching through many sites I settled on the recipe below I found at Frugally Sustainable.
1/4 cup organic Turmeric root powder
1 tbsp organic raw virgin coconut oil
1/2 cup of filtered water
Optional 1 tsp each of ground true cinnamon, ground ginger, and ashwagandha powder.
I had some organic cinnamon sticks, and used two whole sticks.
First you need to create a paste, take all the herbs, and oil, and mix them together in a pot with 1/2 cup of water. Be sure to continuously stir the mixture so it will not burn, bring it to a boil, and than immediately reduce the heat to a simmer until the paste thickens. Place paste in a glass jar, it can be stored in the refrigerator for 10-14 days. Be sure to label the jar Turmeric milk/Golden milk along with the date it was made.
To use the paste simply add 1 tsp to a the milk of your choice, and even add some honey to sweeten it up a bit. I made this with warm raw milk, one thing we learned quickly was to stir the milk each time before drinking. The paste has a tendency to sit at the bottom of the cup, I am sure if you were to boil the milk it would dissolve easier. You could also serve this cold by placing the milk, paste, and some ice in a blender, and blending until smooth.
We drank one cup a day until symptoms subsided, this could be drank on a daily basis through the cold, and flu season. Be aware that just like any other herbs it may effect any medications you are taking. Nursing and pregnant woman should not drink Turmeric, could also cause stomach upset if to much is ingested along with diarrhea. To find out what all the side effects are do your homework or consult with a health care professional.
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