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Ayurvedic recipe > Golden Milk

Updated: Apr 17, 2023

Turmeric is a yellowish powder that comes from the root of the Curcuma longa plant. It has a particular affinity for the blood, so it is able to circulate its powerful health benefits throughout the body.

It is one of the most commonly spices used in Ayurveda recepies, may be because its numerous health benefits.


  • Improves digestion

  • Supports healthy blood sugar levels

  • Supports proper functioning of the liver

  • Supports circulatory system

  • Boosts the immune system

  • It is well known for its anti-inflamatory properties, used to promote

healthy joints and reduce the pain associated with arthritis.

It is bitter and pungent and has a heating effect in the body, which mobilizes and cleans the energy.

It does not cause significant side effects; however, in large amounts some people can experience stomach upset or nausea.


Use it to spice your food, teas and soups.

Also use for skinmasks, or to make soaps and bodylotions,

and it is also an awesome fabric dye. (Add three tablespoons of turmeric to a pot of boiling water, let it simmer for a while, and add a pre treated fabric)



Golden milk — also known as turmeric milk — is an Indian drink that has been gaining popularity in Western cultures.

It is traditionally made by warming up cow’s or plant-based milk with turmeric and other spices, such as cinnamon and ginger, but you can make it with plant-based milk to turn it into a vegan option (this is how i prefer it too!)


  • 1/2 cup (120ml) of an unsweetened milk (cow or plant-based, try coconut milk!)

  • 1 tsp of turmeric

  • 1 small piece of grated fresh ginger or 1/2 tsp of ginger powder

  • 1/2 tsp of cinnamon powder

  • 1 pinch of ground black pepper

  • 1 tsp of honey or maple syrup (if you use honey, put it when the tea cools down)

Simply mix all ingredients in a small pot and bring to a boil. Then, reduce the heat and let it rest for about 10 minutes . Strain the drink through a fine strainer. Golden milk can also be made in advance and stored in your refrigerator for up to five days. Simply reheat it before drinking.

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