Surprisingly I only discovered golden milk later on in life in my 20s… As a child we didn’t have it much as I grew up in Saudi Arabia and with the extreme heat we didn’t do hot drinks much! When I went back home to Mauritius and was old enough to understand (and when I actually started to care!), I discovered this incredible, ancestral drink that was the cure-all medicine of medicines.
– by Natasha Anand
As I’ve made this a fair few more times this winter than normal, I thought I’d share this special and nourishing drink in the traditional way that it’s made with some of my added bits.
The benefits of this drink are;
- It’s anti-inflammatory with turmeric working on a number of immune pathways. Auto-immune conditions such as Chron’s, Ulcerative Colitis and Psoriasis react very well to support with turmeric as it helps to reduce inflammation and also prevent the risk of relapse.
- Our immune system also reacts to toxins and pathogens that were exposed to all the time, so regularly supporting the immune system means we’re at less risk of them infiltrating our system.
- It supports the liver to detoxify, enabling the liver to let go of toxic gunk and function better, keeping us clear. Without a strong liver, the other organs and systems of our body cannot function optimally as the liver is one part of foundational health.
- The curcumin, one of the active medicinal agents in turmeric, is a powerful antioxidant, meaning it can neutralise free radical damage happening all the time in the body. This will help to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia, heart disease, and many more. The antioxidant properties also make it excellent for the skin and preventing the physical appearance of skin ageing. Read on why anti-oxidants are so important to us.
- Turmeric’s anti-inflammatory and combined antioxidant power makes it an amazing treatment for osteoarthritis. See my other blog article on the effectiveness of turmeric as compared to their anti-inflammatory pharma drugs here.
- Turmeric acids, another medicinal agent in the root helps to balance blood sugar levels, which supports people with type 1 and 2 diabetes as well as with metabolic conditions and weight gain. Turmeric can be a used aid in enhancing pharma drugs for those with type 2 diabetes and other conditions.
- Turmeric could, if part of a wider protocol, prevent cancer as it’s been shown in many studies to influence the growth, development, and spread of cancer cells at a molecular level. Research has also shown that curcumin can potentially lower the growth of new blood vessels in existing tumors, prevent metastasis, and could also potentially contribute to the elimination of cancer cells.
- Using event relatively small amounts of turmeric in food, it can significantly lower the unhelpful cholesterol, LDL (low density lipoprotein).
- Turmeric helps to boost bile flow which helps digestion by breaking down dietary fat. This can improve overall digestion and control weight gain.
Servings: 2 large portions
Preparation time: 2 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
– 600 ml Almond/coconut milk or mix of both – that’s what I prefer
– 2 tsp organic turmeric powder or root
– DoTERRA Ginger and/or clove essential oil
– Pinch black pepper
– 1tsp Coconut oil
– Honey or agave to sweeten
– Spices – 6 cardamom crushed, 5 cloves crushed, 1/2 tsp dried ginger powder, 1/4 tsp cinnamon powder or bark pieces
Mum’s chai masala mix (green cardamom, clove, fennel seed, cinnamon, tiny bit of pepper for spiciness – all ground)
1. Bring the milk to a simmer.
2. Add turmeric powder or root, black pepper and spices OR Mums chai mix masala if you’ve got some pre-made.
3. Simmer for another 5 minutes.
4. Add 2 or 3 drops of the ginger and clove essential oil and serve well.
5. Strain and serve!
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About the author:
Natasha Anand is a Master Energy Worker, Master Sattva Yoga Teacher, Leadership Coach and Holistic Therapist fusing Usui Shiki Ryoho, Sekhem Reiki, Vedanta and Tantric lineage Himalayan Yoga, Science and Philosophy, Earthkeeping, Spiritual Crystal Healing, Quantum Techniques, Shamanic Practices, Sacred Geometry, Naturopathy, Nutritional Therapy & Holistic Coaching. Also read about Natasha’s journey on this WDDTY article.