I’ve known about the health benefits of turmeric for some time, but only recently tried making my own turmeric golden paste. This turmeric golden paste recipe is quite easy to make and provides some truly amazing health benefits!
Turmeric Golden Paste Recipe
Turmeric is known for it’s powerful anti-inflammatory properties and has been used by people all over the world for thousands of years to treat conditions like bronchitis, laryngitis, diabetes and arthritis.
Turmeric is even thought to treat and prevent some cancers including prostate, breast, skin, and colon cancer. It’s just so fascinating to me that this item that’s been hiding in my spice cabinet for all these years is such a widely used natural remedy.
I suffer from chronic sinus infections, so turmeric is definitely on my list of top home remedies for sinus infection.
So, why would you want to make this crazy turmeric golden paste stuff?
Don’t worry, I felt a little silly making it at first, too, but it’s a great way to incorporate turmeric into your life.
What’s Golden Milk?
Turmeric golden milk is a wonderfully detoxifying drink that you can easily whip up using your golden paste. Golden milk can soothe joint inflammation and even contribute to clearer skin.
Don’t Leave Out The Black Pepper!
When you’re making your golden paste don’t leave out the black pepper. it’s important to take black pepper with turmeric (and it’s definitely in our golden paste recipe) because black pepper helps the body absorb the curcumin in turmeric.
Curcumin is the compound in turmeric that gives it that vibrant yellow color. Curcumin is also what makes turmeric such a powerful and healthy ingredient.
The problem is, our bodies have a tough time utilizing curcumin effectively on its own. When you add just a small amount of black pepper you’re able to boost the bioavailability of curcumin by up to 2000%! Pretty cool, right?
How much turmeric paste should you take?
I don’t think you’ll find any sources that offer exact guidelines on this. However, like anything you should start with a small amount like 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric paste or powder, 1-3 times per day. If you see a benefit you can make adjustments to increase the amount you’re taking. These cold, flu and inflammation fighting turmeric gummies are a great way to start utilizing your turmeric paste.
How Are You Using Turmeric?
I’m really only beginning to scratch the surface when it comes to utilizing turmeric in my daily routines. Having a jar of golden paste in the refrigerator that I can quickly grab makes it so much easier to get my daily dose of turmeric. I highly recommend giving this turmeric golden paste recipe a whirl.
I’d love to hear how you’re using turmeric in your life and what benefits you’ve seen and felt!
- 1 cup water
- ¼ cup turmeric powder
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon cardamom
- ¼ teaspoon Himalayan salt
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil
- Combine the water, turmeric, pepper, salt, cinnamon and cardamom together in a small pot and bring to a simmer.
- Cook for a few minutes until the ingredients start to thicken into a paste.
- Remove from the burner and allow to cool for a few minutes before stirring in the coconut oil.
- Transfer to a clean, dry jar and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.
Pregnant should consult a physician before consuming turmeric. Some people are allergic to turmeric so please use proper precautions and consult a physician if you any questions.