This Ancient Golden Paste recipe is one of the most powerful healing elixirs on the planet. It’s the original recipe that has been tried and tested for hundreds of years in India and Southeast Asia.
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Have you heard of the outstanding health benefits of turmeric but don’t know how to incorporate it into your diet? This turmeric golden paste recipe is a convenient, super easy, and delicious way to supplement your diet.
At this point, you’ve probably heard about the exceptional medicinal benefits of turmeric (my favorite organic turmeric), and there are numerous studies to back that claim up, like this one. Once you see the unquestionable proof that turmeric has a plethora of important health benefits you will be eager to work it into your everyday diet. That being said, even if you already take turmeric supplements, or cook with it, you can still consume a more potent version of this amazing spice by preparing a mixture at home… Enter Ancient golden paste!
I am always talking about this amazing spice, and have written several articles about the many health benefits of turmeric. I add it to meals, smoothies, healing elixirs, eggs, golden milk of course– you name it. As you may know by now, turmeric has been shown to be a powerful antioxidant, and a natural anti-inflammatory with anti-cancer properties to name a few health benefits.
What’s so special about this recipe? I am glad you asked…
What Makes This Ancient Golden Paste Recipe Different
As a health and wellness advocate, I am positively obsessed with improving and enhancing my healing recipes. That’s why I was elated when I found this new Turmeric golden paste formula. When I first learned about the health benefits of Turmeric years ago, I began to use it avidly and made my own concoctions experimenting in my “healing lab” ™ aka my kitchen. Here’s one of my Chai healing teas and a morning detox elixir.
Today, I found this ancient Ayurvedic golden paste recipe and I can’t begin to tell you about the healing properties, and nutrients it packs. It combines all of the benefits of Turmeric plus other traditional herbs, healing spices, and an amazing adaptogenic herb. Not only do the added ingredients help lower inflammation faster, but they will also address other ailments.
Here’s a breakdown of the ingredients and their health benefits:
Turmeric is an excellent source of both manganese and iron. It is also a good source of vitamin B6, dietary fiber, potassium, and copper. Phytonutrients in turmeric include curcumin, demethoxycurcumin, tumerones, and tumenorols.  Its remarkable health benefits include better regulation of inflammation, oxidation, cell signaling, blood sugar levels, blood fat levels, and brain levels of the omega-3 fatty acid called DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), among its many benefits.
Cancer~ Research on curcumin and cancers of the digestive tract demonstrated that curcumin has a relatively low level of absorption from the digestive tract. Less absorption might logically sound like an unwanted event that would provide fewer health benefits. However, less absorption from the gut up into the body might also mean more curcumin remaining inside the digestive tract, allowing it to provide health benefits in that location. Furthermore, studies have shown that curcumin is relatively stable at stomach pH (the unit of measurement for acidity) and this stability means that curcumin has the ability to pass through the stomach and onward through our intestines intact.
Several animal studies show this result to occur and curcumin’s ability to influence cell signaling in our intestines. In animal studies, this influence on cell signaling in the lower digestive tract has been linked to improvement in inflammatory conditions like colitis.
Finally, curcumin and the well-documented link in detoxification have played an important role in cancer research. In animal studies, curcumin has consistently been shown to stimulate Phase II detox activity. This phase of detoxification allows our cells to bind potential toxins together with other molecules so that they can be excreted from the body. The more potentially toxic substances get bound together with other molecules during Phase II processing, the risk of cancer development decreases.
Cardiovascular Benefits~ Adding turmeric as a spice in a recipe can help regulate blood fat levels after a meal. Studies show that the activity of enzymes (including pancreatic lipase and phospholipase A2) can be inhibited by the incorporation of turmeric into recipes, resulting in lower blood triglycerides following meal intake. However, in the study turmeric wasn’t used by itself. Other spices were used such as ginger, garlic, black pepper, cinnamon, and clove. 
Turmeric’s Nutritional Profile
This chart graphically details the %DV that a serving of Turmeric provides for each of the nutrients of which it is a good, very good, or excellent source according to the world’s healthiest foods’ Food Rating System. A link that takes you to the In-Depth Nutritional Profile for Turmeric, featuring information on over 80 nutrients, can be found under the Food Rating System Chart.
Other Benefits ~ While once focused specifically on anti-inflammatory benefits, decreased cancer risk, and support of detoxification, studies on turmeric consumption now include its potential for improving cognitive function, blood sugar balance, and kidney function, as well as lessening the degree of severity associated with certain forms of arthritis and certain digestive disorders.
Ginger has a long tradition of being extremely successful in reducing manifestations of gastrointestinal distress. In herbal medicine, ginger is viewed as a phenomenal carminative (a substance that encourages the elimination of intestinal gas) and intestinal spasmolytic (alleviates and relaxes the intestinal tract). It also alleviates, nausea and vomiting during pregnancy, protects against colorectal cancer, and induces cell death in ovarian cancer. 
Contemporary scientific research has revealed that ginger has various therapeutic properties including the ability to inhibit the formation of inflammatory compounds, antioxidant effects, and direct anti-inflammatory effects. .
Gingerols, the main active components in ginger, may also inhibit the growth of human colorectal cancer cells, suggests research presented at the Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research, a major meeting of cancer experts that took place in Phoenix, AZ, October 26-30, 2003.
Black pepper contains a compound —piperine, which restrains the metabolic breakdown of turmeric compounds in the liver and the gut. This enables more elevated amounts of turmeric compounds to stay in the body (i.e., it enhances its bioavailability), which increases turmeric’s potency. Remember this can likewise influence the breakdown of different compounds, including certain medications such as blood thinners. Should you not consume golden paste if on blood thinners? Yes, you should! Simply work with your doctor –eventually, you may have to get off medication.
This peer-reviewed study revealed that when used in the right dosage, piperine enhances the serum concentration, extent of absorption, and bioavailability of curcumin (Turmeric) in both humans and rats without adverse effects. To confirm these findings here’s an excerpt from the very study:
The medicinal properties of curcumin obtained from Curcuma longa L. cannot be utilized because of poor bioavailability due to its rapid metabolism in the liver and intestinal wall. In this study, the effect of combining piperine, a known inhibitor of hepatic and intestinal glucuronidation, was evaluated on the bioavailability of curcumin in rats and healthy human volunteers. When curcumin was given alone, in the dose 2 g/kg to rats, moderate serum concentrations were achieved over a period of 4 h. Concomitant administration of piperine 20 mg/kg increased the serum concentration of curcumin for a short period of 1-2 h post drug. Time to maximum was significantly increased (P < 0.02) while elimination half-life and clearance significantly decreased (P < 0.02), and the bioavailability was increased by 154%. On the other hand in humans after a dose of 2 g curcumin alone, serum levels were either undetectable or very low. Concomitant administration of piperine 20 mg produced much higher concentrations from 0.25 to 1 h post drug (P < 0.01 at 0.25 and 0.5 h; P < 0.001 at 1 h), the increase in bioavailability was 2000%
Know that the most important issue with turmeric is ensuring that its compounds are ingested from the gut. What that means is that you will ingest pretty much nothing if turmeric isn’t taken alongside fats or oils. I like this coconut oil or Ghee, in a mix of golden paste or you can take Gold by Organifi. All you need to do is add a scoop or travel size packet in your favorite nut milk or water, and that’s it. The soothing taste of this creamy, turmeric tea is the result of a unique blend of mushrooms, lemon balm, ginger, and other superfoods containing zero sugar and essential nutrients for nightly relaxation made easy & enjoyable.
Ashwagandha is an adaptogenic herb used in Ayurveda practice for many conditions — mainly for its ability to reduce stress. Studies show ashwagandha decreased stress 14.5-27.9% in stressed but healthy people  I incorporate Ashwaghand daily with different supplements including Greens by Organifi (the ingredient list is phenomenal) use code HEALYOUNATURALLY for 20% off. Another of my favorite supplements with it is RealClarity by RealMushrooms (it also contains cognitive and focus-improving herbs) I adore both! Use code HEALYOU for 20% off sitewide (and my coupons never expire bc I’m awesome like that 😉
A good number of human studies show that ashwagandha:
- decreases anxiety and stress
- lowers cortisol
- lowers c-reactive protein
- supports the liver
- boosts yours (or your better half’s libido)
Ashwagandha is a remarkably gentle and effective sedative used in the treatment of chronic insomnia and for problems such as lack of concentration, and poor memory, and in the natural treatment of (ADHD).
It can be used in the treatment of inflammatory joint disease, making a great herb for pain and immobility.
Keep in mind that whenever you have active inflammation (characterized by redness, heat, and swelling) you must not aggravate the area- no matter what you take. It also can be used for breathing disorders including asthma and bronchitis. Ashwagandha in golden paste increases its Anti-inflammatory properties making it a wholesome healing remedy.
Ashwagandha Dosage: According to Ayurveda Experience (2)
The dosage ranges vary not just used for different purposes but will be different depending on factors such as age and sex. In this way, a high dose for a child is not the same as a high dose for an adult. To calculate dose for children, use Clark’s Rule. In the case of Ashwagandha, a high dose for adults of up to 15-30 g of the powdered root can be used in cases of severe exhaustion, fatigue, nervous stress, and acute insomnia. High doses, however, are typically used only for a short period, under proper supervision, until the client has become stabilized. In such cases, Ashwagandha is best prepared in A2-milk, taken warm with a little ghee and jaggery, on an empty stomach.
Cardamom is a seed pod, known for centuries for its culinary and medicinal properties. Just like turmeric and ginger–Cardamom belongs to the Zingiberaceae family also known as the ginger family. This exotic spice contains many plants derived chemical compounds that are known to have been anti-oxidant, disease-preventing and health-promoting properties. Its oil therapeutic properties have been found to have antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, digestive, diuretic, expectorant, stimulant, stomachic and tonic in traditional medicine.
Cardamom contains potassium, calcium, and magnesium. 100 g pods contain 1119 mg of this essential electrolyte. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps control heart rate and blood pressure. The human body uses copper for the production of red blood cells.
Additionally, it is also an excellent source of iron and manganese. 100 g pods contain 13.97 mg or 175% of the daily required levels of iron. Iron is required for red blood cell formation and cellular metabolism. Manganese is a co-factor for the enzyme, superoxide dismutase, a potent free-radical scavenger. Cardamon is also rich in many vital vitamins, including riboflavin, niacin, and vitamin C– essential for optimum health. 
The Amazing Health Benefits of Golden Paste
- Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiseptic
- Powerful analgesic for inflammatory pain
- Boosts the immune system
- Promotes healthy digestion
- May slow the progression of Alzheimer’s (especially due to coconut oil –here’s why)
- May lower risk of heart disease
- Reduces the risk of clot formation
- Reduces Depression Symptoms 
- Liver detoxifier
- Arthritis (good for arthritic dogs as well)
- Regulates metabolism
- Beneficial for skin conditions
- Promotes healthy cholesterol levels
- Promotes relaxation and restful sleep
- Improves brain function and reduces the risk of brain disease
How To Incorporate More Turmeric Into Your Diet
One thing to keep in mind when adding turmeric into your diet is that the active ingredient in turmeric, curcumin, needs a bit of help to be able to be absorbed into our bodies. If consumed all by itself, turmeric is quickly metabolized out of the body without being absorbed as mentioned above. Studies have shown that the active ingredient in black pepper, called piperine, will increase the bioavailability of curcumin by over 2,000%. (source) Curcumin is also fat-soluble, meaning that it needs healthy fat to be able to be absorbed into the body. Read more about the bioavailability of turmeric-curcumin here.
An easy solution to both of these issues is to consume Turmeric Paste. It has both pepper and healthy fats in it and is a simple and delicious way to get more turmeric into your diet.
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How To Make Golden Milk
A traditional Ayurvedic tonic, Golden Milk has been enjoyed in India for centuries as an essential element of overall wellness, for support of mind and body. This Golden Milk Ancient recipe is a delicious blend of organic Turmeric, pepper, and a healthy oil — easier for the body to absorb. I prefer coconut oil, with curcumin, other spices, and a herb based on the traditional Ayurvedic recipe that has been savored for centuries.
A balancing tonic in Ayurveda, this golden-hued beverage takes its color from Turmeric, which is combined with other traditional Ayurvedic herbs like Black Pepper, Cardamom, Vanilla and Ashwagandha herbs into a convenient modern spin on a revered ancient drink.
- **Dry Ingredients**
- ½ cup turmeric powder (I love this one) because it's tested for heavy metals
- 2 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp ginger powder
- 1 tsp grown cardamom (I use this one)
- 15-20 grms Ashwagandha powder (I use this one)
- **Wet Ingredients**
- 1 and 1/2 cups filtered water, plus 1/2 cup more (if needed)
- ½ cup coconut oil (I use this one) and/or ghee (I use this)
- Combine pepper, ginger, cardamom, in a small bowl. Set aside.
- Combine turmeric and 1 and 1/2 cups of water in a small pot, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon. Bring mixture to a very gentle simmer and add another 1/2 cup of water. Continue to stir with wooden spoon.
- Add mixed spices and continue to cook and stir on low for about 3 minutes, until you have a thick and smooth paste.
- Turn off heat and add coconut oil or fat of choice.
- Continue to stir until completely smooth.
- Let mixture cool off.
- Transfer to clean glass jar with a lid. Mixture will thicken as it cools. Place lid on jar after mixture has completely cooled.
- Give a little shake to prevent separation and store in fridge.
- Before enjoying mix well as separation may occur.
- Golden paste will last for about 2-3 weeks (Although it doesn't last me that long 😉
Made with Organic ingredients Turmeric and Ashwagandha, Plant-Based formula, Vegan, Gluten-free, no GMOs, Soy-free, No artificial sweeteners or preservatives, No added sugars
**Extra tips:** ~Oils: Please use any the following oils: Raw (unrefined) Cold Pressed Coconut Oil, Ghee, Avocado Oil, flaxseed oil or Virgin/Extra Virgin Olive Oil. That's in the event of allergies, but I always prefer coconut oil because of the flavor but may try hemp real soon 😉
~Store in a glass jar, as turmeric stains. ~Golden paste is good for pets and can be given to arthritic dogs. ~Check for possible interactions if you are on any other drugs, especially blood thinners.
We all need to take time for ourselves. Making the time in your day for a comforting, nourishing cup of Golden Milk is an act of mindfulness and self-love.
Finally, if you like the simple approach or don’t have to the time to make this elixir, I have another alternative. Relax the body, plus:
• Ground yourself with reishi mushroom
• Experience restful sleep & peace of mind
• Indulge in soothing herbs and spices
Organifi Gold is all you need. Just add a scoop of Gold to your favorite nut milk and voila! Try it here and use my code HEALYOUNATURALLY for a 20%off discount sitewide.
Over to you
If you are already taking Turmeric (And if not, jump on the wagon ASAP). What changes have you noticed (in your health or mood) since you introduced Turmeric or Golden Paste to your diet?
Have you adjusted dosages or length of time taking it? What have you noticed?
Hopefully, this new recipe that I’ve been testing for a few weeks will you feel better and improve your health. If I can add any more context to anything mentioned here, feel free to ask in the comments!
To your best health,
What an amazing post! I have heard that turmeric helped weight loss but never that it was high in antioxidants, a natural anti-inflammatory, has anti-cancer properties, helps with anxiety and would help stabilize my blood sugar! Wow, what a miracle drug. My question would be why isn’t it being used more?
Thanks for the kind words Gladys!
Yes, Turmeric has all of those remarkable health benefits, with undeniable science and peer-reviewed research. That’s a great relevant question, and the short answer is: Because there isn’t much money in natural remedies for Big pharma. Plus, if you get better altogether a whole bunch organizations will lose money. read: health insurance mafia, big pharma, and so on…
The good news is that people have learned about Turmeric and it is now out there. Articles like this help raise awareness and in turn- help more people heal from the inside out. Hope this helps.
To your best health
The more and more I read articles like this, the more and more I feel like going to the doctor is a waste of time! Im really finding that a more holistic approach to medicine is better than the regular ole doctor’s office routine! Great info!
I am with you Jenna! While some doctors are on board with getting patients to follow the nutritional approach to preventing/reversing disease, there is a still a lot of work to be done. We must be proactive when it comes to our own health, and what better way than using what’s available via wholesome foods and remedies, in combination with new technology. Thank you I am glad you found the article informative!
It’s interesting to know more about the things we use all of the time. We should know what we’re putting in our bodies.
Yes, I find it fascinating to learn about the endless health benefits of plants, herbs, and wholesome foods in general. What we put in our bodies can heal or create disease.
Turmeric is a very healthy source of antioxidants. I tried turmeric tea with honey and it was amazing.
I am making the golden paste but how do I use it?
That’s awesome that you are making it. You add a tablespoon to your smoothies, coffee, tea or make golden milk. I believe I tell you how to make it in the article. If not, go ahead and warm up a glass of your favorite milk and add a tablespoon of golden paste, maybe add a teaspoon of honey, and voila! Please let me know if you have any other questions.