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GOLDEN MILK (GLUTEN FREE, DAIRY FREE)

By Lucy Rose Clinic

August 24, 2021

Golden Milk is effective for pain relief in the muscles and joints in as little 15 minutes, it is also an immune system nourisher – so great for any cold/flu symptoms – even post vaccination-related. Very effective for heavy dragging period pain as well.

It is not just for symptom relief – adding this into your day optimises hormone health, so I hope you are inspired to get out your pot and whisk!

Ingredients

  • 1 400ml can full-fat coconut milk
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon powder Or grind up cinnamon bark for more flavour.
  • 1 inch section of ginger root  peeled and thinly sliced or ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 inch pieces fresh turmeric peeled and thinly sliced or 1 teaspoon dry turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp  freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups filtered water
  • 1 tblsp raw honey adjust to taste – or stevia is sugar free
  • cinnamon powder to serve

INSTRUCTIONS 

  • Put the coconut milk, cinnamon, turmeric, ginger, black pepper, and honey into a small saucepan.
  • Add 2 cups of filtered water.
  • Bring the contents to a low boil over high heat. Then, reduce the heat to maintain a simmer, stirring occasionally for about 10 minutes. (If using ground spices, simply bring to a simmer and whisk well before serving.)
  • Pour tea into cups using a strainer or cheesecloth to catch the chunky bits.
  • Taste and add additional honey if desired. Top with a sprinkle of ground cinnamon.

NOTES

You can use almond, cashew, or oat milk in place of coconut milk. The one change I would make is to use 3¾ cups of the alternative milk and not add the 2 cups of water—there’s no need to dilute it like full-fat coconut milk.

Keeps in the fridge for 4 days.

The NUTRITIONAL factor

Calories: 16kcal Carbohydrates: 4g Protein: 1g Fat: 1g Saturated Fat: 1g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 1g Sodium: 1mg Potassium: 12mg Fiber: 1g Sugar: 3g Vitamin A: 1IU Vitamin C: 1mg Calcium: 2mg Iron: 1mg

How Turmeric Fights PAIN

Turmeric compounds that inhibit COX-2 work differently than drugs classified as COX-2 inhibitors. These pharmaceutical drugs bind to COX enzymes and prevent their activity. Conversely, compounds in turmeric (such as curcumin, eugenol, and fisetin) block transcription factors that trigger the production of COX-2.

This may explain why natural COX-2 inhibitors like turmeric don’t cause the adverse side effects of drugs such as ibuprofen.

Combining turmeric with pharmaceutical drugs could help lower the dosages needed to potently block COX-2. In turn, this could help lower the risk of side effects while achieving the same, or even better, results. Always consult with your doctor.

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