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Turmeric Paste

Turmeric has been used in India for thousands of years as a spice and medicinal herb. Turmeric Paste can be used for making golden milk, smoothies, teas and more! 

Turmeric paste recipe - Learn how to make the most out of turmeric. A truly powerful healer, turmeric supports joint function, improves digestion, and has skin enhancing properties. Use turmeric paste to make golden milk, smoothies, teas and more.Turmeric, known in Sanskrit as the “Golden Goddess” has been used in India for thousands of years as a spice and medicinal herb.

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Turmeric comes from the root of the Curcuma Longa plant and is a member of the ginger family. Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric. It has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant. It is also a natural blood purifier, analgesic and antiseptic. Read more about the health benefits of turmeric here.

One way to enjoy the benefits of this magical spice is to consume it as a food. Buy a good quality organic turmeric root powder and make a turmeric paste.

The paste can then be added to tea or smoothies or even to rice dishes. I have even started adding it to my morning cup of warm lemon water but by far my favorite way to use turmeric paste is to make golden milk.

Golden Milk Elixir - 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!

Turmeric Paste – How to

Turmeric paste is pretty easy to make however to fully reap the healing potential of this spice you need to combine it with two essential ingredients.

  1. Oil – turmeric is fat soluble, the added fat from the coconut oil aids our bodies ability to absorb turmeric. Use cold pressed virgin or Extra Virgin Coconut , Olive or Linseed oils.
  2. Freshly ground black pepper – Peppercorns contain the enzyme Piperine which slows the digestion of turmeric and increases curcumin’s absorption by 2000%

Turmeric paste recipe - Learn how to make the most out of turmeric. A truly powerful healer, turmeric supports joint function, improves digestion, and has skin enhancing properties. Use turmeric paste to make golden milk, smoothies, teas and more.

For their added anti-inflammatory benefits and to improve the taste I also add 1 teaspoon organic ground ginger root and 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon but these are totally optional.

Inflammation is at the root of numerous ailments and diseases. Getting inflammation under control can have a significant impact on your health while reducing chronic pain, depression, autoimmune disorders, digestive disorders, asthma, cancer, heart disease, and more.

Changing your diet can be the first line of defense in fighting inflammation especially when combined with exercise and stress relief.

Externally turmeric paste can be used as a tooth whitener, a face mask or applied to cuts and bruises.

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Turmeric Paste
Cuisine: Indian
Turmeric has been used in India for thousands of years as a spice and medicinal herb. Turmeric Paste can be used for making golden milk, smoothies, teas and more!
  • 1 cup distilled water
  • ½ cup organic ground turmeric root
  • ⅓ cup coconut oil
  • 1½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon organic ground ginger root (anti inflammatory)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (anti inflammatory)
  1. Place water and turmeric in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Stir constantly until you have a thick paste, approximately 7 to 8 minutes
  3. Remove from heat and whisk in virgin coconut oil, black pepper, ground ginger and cinnamon..
  4. Cool and put into a glass jar.
  5. Store in the fridge.
  6. Lasts up to 2 weeks.







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    May 29, 2017 at 5:53 am

    how much of this should i add to a cup of almond milk for golden milk?

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      May 29, 2017 at 10:54 am

      1 teaspoon Sonya 🙂

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    March 29, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    I read at the end that the paste could be used as a facial. How would it not stain the face as it does countertops? I experimented on the top of my hand and now have a golden hand. Love the recipe and we use it every night in golden milk. I give it 5 stars!

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      April 3, 2017 at 10:43 pm

      Glad you like the recipe Sue. To make a mask you would add some yogurt and perhaps rice flour as I do for my hibiscus mask recipe. Indian brides have been using turmeric to brighten their skin before the big day for centuries so it should be alright 😀 I imagine you could start with a very thin layer and not leave it in for too long

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    February 10, 2017 at 5:12 am

    Krystal, I was told to use 1/2 t. turmeric, 1 1/2 ginger, 1 t 100% pure maple syrup, dash salt/pepper, 1 glass/cup milk, warm and drink. My GERD and inflammation are down and I can sleep lying flat now!! The ginger really gives it a spicy back-throat kick. I’ve been trying to eat more healthy and less meds. Thank you for site/pin board.

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      February 10, 2017 at 8:54 am

      Hi Elvera I’m happy to hear that you’ve gotten relief. I too suffered from GERD. If you want to reap the full benefits of this amazing spice I advise you to make this turmeric paste . Turmeric becomes more bio available to our bodies when combined with fat, hence the reason for the coconut oil.

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    February 10, 2017 at 5:04 am

    Hi Krystal, I’ve had gerd attacks before but this last year was monsterous!!
    I couldn’t hardly eat anything and not feel horrible. My stomach was bloating up like a summer beach ball. In three years I gained from improperly eating to no eating. The gerd got so bad I had to sleep like I was in a chair ,otherwise I would choke on the foods/acids I had consumed – absolute nightmares. A church told me about the exlisor and I’ve had a glass every morning. Her recipe as 1/2 t. Turmeric, 1 1/2 t. ginger, 1 t. 100% pure maple syrup, a dash salt & pepper with a cup of milk, stir, warm in micro, and drink warm. The ginger was too spicy but I drank it anyway. I’m laying down sleeping again. Would it be better to take at bedtime?

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    December 30, 2016 at 2:52 am

    Hi- this looks amazing. How much of the paste should I consume each day? I want to use it for medicinal/anti-inflammatory purposes. Thanks

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      December 30, 2016 at 5:29 pm

      Hi, I don’t think there is a limit as to how much you can take daily . As with all things I would say take it slow . Start with a couple tablespoons a day and see how your body reacts 😀

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        December 30, 2016 at 7:04 pm

        Thanks so much! If all goes well I’ve even heard this stuff is beneficial for dogs and cats 🙂 I love your recipes- keep them coming!

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    December 28, 2016 at 5:37 am

    Loved this…just went and made it, easy but wonderful…I added some honey and essential oils to boost it. Thank you! Have a fab 2017!

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      December 29, 2016 at 3:21 pm

      Glad you enjoyed it Linda! Essential oils sounds like a great addition.

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    November 25, 2016 at 9:04 pm

    How do I use this to make golden milk?

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    Mary Christenson
    November 23, 2016 at 12:49 am

    This is great, I love it! Thank you, Krystal. And it’s vegan 🙂

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    Dade Williams
    November 16, 2016 at 7:22 am

    How would you use this paste, recipes?

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    eva andrew
    August 11, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    Hi Krystal, I’ve just recently started the health benefits of turmeric and am definitely going to be making the turmeric paste. Thank you for the recipe.

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      August 12, 2016 at 10:50 am

      Glad to hear! Enjoy Eva 🙂

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    April 3, 2016 at 7:33 am

    I finally did it! This is thanks to you. Thank you.

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    March 3, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    Love this!

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      March 3, 2016 at 8:24 pm

      Thanks Chris!

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    Deborah Davis
    January 15, 2016 at 5:07 am

    Hi Krystal,
    I enjoyed your healthy turmeric paste recipe as well as your helpful insights. I use turmeric quite a bit in my cooking but this paste is going to take my turmeric absorption to a higher level. I can’t wait to see your recipe for golden milk! Happy 2016! All the best, Deborah

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      January 16, 2016 at 8:00 pm

      Thanks Deborah! The turmeric paste is just so convenient. Happy New Year to you !!

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