Golden milk is an ancient ayurvedic remedy that boosts your immune system helping to combat colds, cough, inflammation, joint pain and so much more. It’s so delicious even your kids will ask for more!
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Last winter I shared my family’s natural remedy for cold and flu season so you should know by now that I am a sucker for natural remedies. I even have a board on Pinterest solely dedicated to Natural Remedies which you should definitely check out. When I discovered golden milk, a traditional natural remedy made from turmeric and used in Indian households for cold and flu I just had to give it a try! I can report that it works splendidly! My family has been drinking both elixirs to keep those winter bugs at bay.
While discussing this recipe with my mom she mentioned that after giving birth to me her grandmother had her drink a cupful of turmeric milk daily. I was delighted to hear that! So you see Golden Milk isn’t some kind of new age hype or hippie remedy. This concoction has been around for ages and I am more than happy to pass the remedy down to my children.
Golden Milk Elixir
As an introduction to golden milk I suggest you try the simplest of golden milk recipes. That way you can see how your body reacts and decide if you like the taste. Combine 1 teaspoon organic ground turmeric root and ¼ teaspoon black pepper with 1 cup of warm milk. My family has a glass of this golden milk elixir every night before bed so I have found it much more convenient to make a turmeric paste beforehand. To further boost the healing properties I add ginger and cinnamon to the turmeric paste for their anti inflammatory properties.
In tinkering with this recipe I’ve found that I like my golden milk spicy. The spicier the better in fact. So I also add cardamom and cloves to my golden milk. These spices are optional but make for a golden milk with real ‘bite’ and that’s just the way I like it. This delicious warming drink is especially comforting in the winter. It will warm your body from the inside out and help to promote a restful night’s sleep
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- 1 teaspoon turmeric paste
- 1 cup milk of choice, I use sheep’s milk
- 2 cardamom pods cracked (optional)
- ½ teaspoon cloves
- 1 tablespoon raw honey or maple syrup
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Add all ingredients to a small saucepan. Gently heat and stir to combine.