Health benefits of Turmeric (Curcumin):
• Anti-inflammatory activity, antioxidant, antiseptic, analgesic
• Strengthens the immune system
• Helps in the maintaining of the cholesterol levels
• Improves the digestive health and detoxification of the liver
• Regulates the metabolism and controls the weight
Some informative articles on the “golden wonder spice” for you to read and research –
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Creamy, sweet and fragrant with the potent flavors of turmeric, cardamom, nutmeg, fennel and cinnamon, Golden Milk is an immune tonic, a nourishing drink, so warming and perfect for any time of the day. It can also be drunk cold on a hot summer day.
Ingredients for 2 cups
- 2 inch knob of fresh turmeric or 1 tsp turmeric powder
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 2 pods of cardamom
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1 tsp fennel seeds
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil or ghee (optional)
- 1 cup full-fat coconut milk/oat milk or almond milk
- 1 cup pure water
- 2 tsps raw manuka honey or 4 drops of Vanilla flavoured Stevia
- 1 tsp Vanilla extract
- Peel the turmeric and blend it in a blender with some of the milk.
- Pour the milk and water into a saucepan mix in the blended turmeric.
- With a pestle and mortar crush the cardamom and fennel, add to the milk.
- Add cinnamon, nutmeg and pepper to the milk.
- Cover the saucepan and simmer gently on low to medium heat until little bubbles appear.
- Turn off the heat and let the golden milk tea steep in there for about 10 min.
- Strain the golden milk through a fine-mesh strainer or tea strainer into a tea pot or 2 cups.
- While serving in the cup add 1 tsp of ghee or coconut oil into the cup, sweetener of your choice and vanilla extract. Enjoy this amazing elixir!
Ayurvedic Perspective: It is a very calming and balancing for all the three Humors (Doshas in Sanksrit) – Vata (air and ether elements), Pitta (water and fire elements), Kapha (water and earth elements). A great immune tonic and digestive tonic.