Turmeric for Pain and Inflammation (recipe for Golden Milk included) September 6, 2016 09:50

Turmeric ... this humble spice, traditionally used in North America for pickling & preserving, has been used for centuries in India and China for reduction of arthritic pain and inflammation. Bright yellow in colour, turmeric is part of the ginger family.

Mari's Gold Aromatherapy created a new natural healing product in 2015, Turmeric Arthritis Rub, with turmeric, black pepper, camphor, cedar leaf & ginger in a salve base, easy to apply, providing warmth, comfort and pain reduction to sore joints & muscles.

Health Benefits of Turmeric: anti-inflammatory, aids digestion, anti-parasitic, anti-bacterial, blood purifier, aids memory & brain function

Turmeric is especially beneficial when ingested. Drinking "Golden Milk" is one of the best ways to incorporate turmeric in one's diet. Satisfying, warming and delicious! 

Golden Paste:

1/2 cup turmeric powder, 1 cup water, 1.5 tsp black pepper, 5 tbsp coconut oil

In stainless steel pot, cook water, turmeric, black pepper until it forms a thick paste, stirring & cooking about 7-10 mins. Remove from heat, whisk in coconut oil. Transfer to glass jar with lid, store in refrigerator up to 2 weeks. Use to make Golden Milk, add to smoothies, salad and pasta dressings, etc. 

Golden Milk:

1 tsp Golden Paste, 2 cups milk, vanilla, cinnamon, honey (optional to taste).

In stainless steel pot, gently heat, but do not boil, 2 cups milk with 1 tsp Golden Paste. Use whisk to stir. Add optional vanilla, honey and/or cinnamon.