Healing Turmeric Golden Juice - A healthy anti-inflammatory drink you and your body deserves.
Several months ago I started to have pain in my left shoulder and arm. I was unable to lift my extended arm above my shoulder without experiencing pain. I had been including turmeric in my diet but not everyday. That was it, time to make a batch of turmeric paste.
Turmeric paste can be made using fresh or powdered. The recipe I'm sharing today is made with organic turmeric powder because it is much less expensive than using fresh grated. Once you have a batch of this paste you can use it in almost anything like smoothies, teas, lattes,and of course everyday cooking. It should be stored in the fridge and used within two weeks or you can freeze and use as needed. I like to freeze in ice trays and use when making smoothies, makes a nicely chilled smoothie.
Turmeric is anti-inflammatory and there are some that say it can be used to reduce pain and fever much like some of the over the counter pain relievers, without tons of side effects. For the most part turmeric is safe and well tolerated and rather tasty in this Healing Turmeric Golden Juice.
What gives this tiny root its power?
The answer is curcumin!
Curcumin is the main curvuminoid of the turmeric plant and is also found in ginger, but in much smaller amounts.
Curcumin has potent anti-inflammatory effects and scientist think that it also has protective effects against some forms of cancer cell progression. There is much research being done with curcumin, for both cancer prevention and treatment.
A very important thing to know about curcumin is that it is poorly absorbed into the bloodstream. However, studies show that if consumed with cracked black pepper it's absorption is greatly increased. It's the piperine in the pepper that makes it more bio-available. Curcumin is also fat soluble and consuming with a bit of healthy fat like coconut or olive oil aids in its absorption as well. I like to include both black pepper and coconut oil for a little extra assurance.
Now that you know all of that I bet you want to know how much?
Well the University of Maryland recommends up to 3 grams a day, which is 1 ½ teaspoons of turmeric powder. The medical community recommends 2000 mg as the maximum, but studies have used up to 8000 mg without toxicity.
How to Take It
Turmeric supplements haven't been studied in children, so there is no recommended dose.
The following doses are recommended for adults:
- Cut root: 1.5 to 3 g per day
- Dried, powdered root: 1 to 3 g per day
- Standardized powder (curcumin): 400 to 600 mg, 3 times per day
- Fluid extract (1:1) 30 to 90 drops a day
- Tincture (1:2): 15 to 30 drops, 4 times per day
I generally use 1 teaspoon of paste in a prepared drink in the morning, like the Lemon Ginger Turmeric Tea below that I drink when I first wake up in the morning and another teaspoon in another late afternoon drink or before bed. A glass of Golden Milk, warm Latte or another Lemon Ginger Turmeric Tea.
I noticed that I can now lift my left arm extended past my shoulder. To test it, I stopped consuming the turmeric for while and the nagging pain came back. Started the Turmeric again and the pain improved. I'm going to continue to consume Turmeric everyday and I'll let you know what happens. I'm not saying that this will work for everyone, I am not a trained medical professional or nutritionist. I'm only sharing what has worked for me. Always check with a healthcare professional before making any changes to your diet or exercise program.
There are many healthy benefits to including Turmeric to your daily diet, a few are getting rid of a headache, indigestion, arthritis pain and heart health, For more information check out Dr Weil.com or Health Beckon. There are some that include their pets in the daily ritual of consuming turmeric.Print
Golden Turmeric Paste
- Prep Time: 3 mins
- Cook Time: 12 mins
- Total Time: 15 mins
- Yield: 1 ½ cups 1x
- ½ cup organic turmeric powder
- 1 cup filtered water
- 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
- ⅓ cup organic coconut oil
- Mix the water and turmeric powder in a saucepan over medium low heat.
- Stir until a paste forms. If it gets too thick add in more water, if too thin add in more powder. Should take about 7 to 10 minutes.
- Add in the pepper and coconut oil and continue to mix until everything is well mixed.
- Transfer to a storage container with a tight seal, I prefer glass. Store in your fridge and use within two weeks. If you will not be using within two weeks you can freeze.
Healing Turmeric Golden Juice
- Prep Time: 6 mins
- Total Time: 6 mins
- Yield: 2 cups 1x
- about 2 cups fresh orange juice
- 2 medium carrots
- 1 thumb of ginger
- 1 teaspoon turmeric paste
- After juicing the orange, carrots and ginger, mix all the ingredients together until well mixed and drink up.
- Or you can place the fresh orange juice, carrots and ginger(peeled), and turmeric paste in a high speed blender and blend until smooth.
- Serve immediately.
If you make this recipe or a version of it, take a picture and share with me on Instagram, tag it #thewholeserving or leave a comment below. I’d love to see or hear about how the Healing Turmeric Golden Juice or adding Turmeric to your diet works for you.
Munchkin Time says
Thank you so much for sharing this amazing turmeric juice recipe. Pinning it!
Visiting from Lou Lou Girls! 🙂
This is too good to keep to myself. It's amazing how it has help rid my shoulder of that nagging pain. My mother has decided to give it a try.
Stefani @ C says
I love turmeric! It's such a wonderful supplement that's helped me tons with inflammation. I'll have to give this paste a try, I could sure use it!
Hi Stefani, I hope it helps you as much as it has me. Te pain in my are is so much better.
Celeste, I am firm believer of turmeric and it's healing properties this juice looks delicious and will give it a whirl. And your paste is a great idea. Thanks!
Thanks Lynn, I was so surprised when I reached my are up and there was no pain. I use my turmeric paste every day now.
I love the paste, it is so much easier to add to just about anything throughout the day.
Thank you for sharing this. I am pinning it for reference. Great info!
It's nice to know you found this helpful.
Thanks for stopping by.
I'm always looking for more ways to use turmeric-- thank you! 🙂
This makes it so easy in the morning to just add a spoon of this to my hot lemon water. Courtney I'm so glad you found it helpful.
Thanks for sharing this turmeric paste Celeste. I use organic turmeric in my lemon water and I also use coconut oil. I will have to give this recipe a try. Definitively pinning to my healthy board as well. Have a great week and blessings to you and yours!
Hi Horace, that's what I've been doing, putting it in my lemon water every morning. I love what the coconut oil does for my lips.
I had heard that turmeric is beneficial but never pursued finding out how! Thank you for sharing this info. I will be adding it to my diet to help with my aches and pains. I wonder how it is with knees!
Hi Teresa, My Mom uses this paste everyday and she also has tablets that she takes at night and she love what it does for her. I hope it gives you some pain relief.
Cathy Lawdanski says
Great information, Celeste! I am all for using something natural as opposed to OTC meds if I can. Beautiful photos! #overthemoon
Thanks Cathy, I was truly amazed at how much it helped to get rid of my nagging pain.
This is fascinating and helpful- I have read a lot about turmeric and have a large packet waiting in the cupboard for action! Thnak you so much Lou at http://www.peppermintcove.com
I'm glad that it's helpful and I hope it helps heal you like it healed me.
Nikki Frank-Hamilton says
I have heard so many good things about tumeric, but did not know how to take it or what made it so good for me. I'm sold! I love that you gave us ways for it to be absorbed by the body in order to be used and it's a gorgeous color! Like drinking a glass of sunshine! I bet this would be great in a cup of tea, the bit of spice from the cracked black pepper would give it a nice zing!
Deborah Davis says
This is just the recipe that I needed at just the right time. My husband has been suffering from joint pain and I also developed a sharp pain in my shoulder and upper arm. I did a little research and starting acupuncture treatments and I also took turmeric capsules and added turmeric to my meals as often as possible. It is important as you mentioned to take turmeric with black pepper so making your turmeric paste recipe in advance is a great way to benefit from turmeric properly. I am so delighted that you shared your healthy and delicious healing turmeric golden juice at the Healthy Happy Green Natural Party! I'm Pinning and sharing this!
Deborah, I hope it helps you as much as it has me. My shoulder is feeling so much better now that I am consuming it everyday.
It's so interesting about the black pepper and coconut oil making turmeric more available in your bloodstream. I never thought to make a tea or milk with paste. This is such exciting information. Thanks so much for sharing. 🙂
Yeah, and those are two very important facts to know about turmeric so that it is used and gets results. I hope it works well for you.
I had no idea turmeric was an anti-inflammatory! Thanks for linking up with Merry Monday this week!
It's nice that it can be used in so many dishes, just have to make sure to add in a good fat and or black pepper. It has really helped me with my pain.
Cristina at Ava's Alphabet says
This is fascinating. I appreciate that you have made the tumeric paste so easy to prepare. It makes it so much easier to incorporate the benefits of tumeric in other things. Thank you for sharing on Family Joy Blog Link-Up Party. Have a great week!
Thanks Cristina, having the paste on hand is so much easier for me to quickly fix myself a cup of tea in the morning or grab for using in a recipe. I'm glad you like it and I hope you give it a try.
Brett Martin says
This is perfect timing- my husband has been having some shoulder pain ! Thanks for linking up at Delicious Dishes Recipes, hope to see you again this week!
Brett I hope that this helps your husband as much as it has helped my shoulder pain.