Golden Milk has been used in Ayurvedic medicine as a healing drink used to help with inflammation, such as arthritis.
Turmeric is an aromatic herb that has pungent and bitter qualities, while being both warming and cooling. It has a stimulating effect on the body, while calming, dissolving and decongesting.
The qualities can support liver congestion and supports healthy circulation. Turmeric can help to relieve pain and swelling associated with inflammation and support the immune system to fight infection. It can have also calming effect on digestion, while supporting healthy digestion of foods.
Turmeric is best absorbed with good quality fats.
1/4C Turmeric Root Powder
1tsp Almond Oil
1C milk (cow's, almond or coconut)
Honey to sweeten (optional)
To make Turmeric base:
Combine turmeric with 1/2C of water in a saucepan. Bring to the boil, then lower the heat and simmer until the mixture turns into a thick paste.
Cool, scoop into a glass jar and store in the refrigerator.
To make 1 Serving:
Combine 1/2 to 1tsp of turmeric paste, almond oil, and milk in a blender. Add honey to sweet if you wish. Blend to milk into a frothy drink.
Could also slowly heat in a sauce pan if wanting to drink warm.
Additionally you can add cinnamon to help with blood sugar balancing and ginger to aid in digestion to the turmeric base.
Holmes, P. (2007) The Energetics of Western Herbs, A Materia Medica Integrating Western & Chinese Herbal Therapeutics, Vol.1, 4th edition; Snow Lotus, Cotati, California.
Gladstar, R. (2012) Rosemary Gladstar's Medicinal Herbs - A Beginner's Guide, Storey publishing; North Adams, MA