Turmeric Milk Drink
Posted on 22 July 2014 by Leonie Satori
In Ayurvedic medicine, Turmeric (or Haridra) has been used for many years for its tonic and anti-inflammatory benefits and is well known for its beneficial action on the cardiovascular and digestive systems. Our latest Ayurvedic formula: Ayurvedic Turmeric Tea, is great for those with aching joints and also makes a delicious medicinal drink for the winter months.
Our Ayurvedic Turmeric Tea is a seven herb blend based on ancient Ayurvedic wisdom and modern herbal knowledge. Making this medicinal powder into a delicious and nutritious drink is a two-step process that is well worth the effort, we recommend using quality ingredients including coconut oil and milk that is suited to your health needs for this formula.
Traditionally the turmeric milk drink would have been made with full cream unpasteurised cow’s milk and ghee instead of plant based milk and coconut oil, however this adaptation allows for the modern flexibility of restricted or vegan diets.
Why the oil you ask? The active ‘curcumin’ within turmeric is notoriously difficult to utilise in the body, however the wisdom passed on with Ayurvedic knowledge of blending turmeric with oils and herbs such as pippali, enhance the absorption of the active constituents within the Ayurvedic Turmeric Tea.
Turmeric Milk Drink
Step One – Making the Paste
- Combine ¼ cup of Ayurvedic Turmeric Tea powder with ½ cup of water in a pan over a low heat.
- Stir continuously until the powder and water have combined to form a thick paste, this will take around five to ten minutes, so be patient.
- Once you have made the paste, allow this mixture to cool, place the turmeric paste mixture in a glass jar in the fridge. This mixture will keep in the fridge for up to one week.
Step Two – Making the Turmeric Milk Drink
- Over a low-medium heat combine your turmeric paste with a small amount of the milk, keep stirring and adding more milk until you have removed all of the lumps from the mixture. Add the honey and ghee or oil and heat the mixture through.
- *** To make a smoother, creamier drink, use a stick mixer, battery operated milk foamer or coffee steamer to properly combine the oil. ***
* Use rice malt syrup, agave or other natural sweetener if honey is not acceptable.
About the Author
Leonie is a Naturopath & Medical Herbalist with a passion for good food, healthy living and of course, herbal medicine. When she is not consulting in her wellness clinic in Lismore or blogging about nutrition, Ayurvedic Medicine or natural health, she is studying yoga, growing her own herbs and vegetables or quietly walking in the natural bush land in Northern Rivers NSW.
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