Traditional Ayurvedic healing drink used to treat inflammation, such as in arthritis and bursitis, and to support the immune system.

1/4 cup turmeric root powder

Almond oil

Milk (cow’s, almond or coconut)

Honey (optional)

To make:  combine the turmeric with 1/2 cup water in a saucepan.  Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer until the mixture turns into a thick paste.  Cool, scoop into a glass jar, and store in the refrigerator.

To use:   To make one serving, combine 1/2 to 1 teaspoon turmeric paste, 1 teaspoon almond oil, and 1 cup milk in  a blender.  Add honey to sweeten, if you wish.  Blend to make a frothy drink.

Variation:  You can add other herbs to this basic recipe, simmering them with the tumeric.  Traditional additions include adaptogenic tonics, such as ashwagandha, astragalus, cinnamon, and ginger
Reprinted from Rosemary Gladstar’s Medicinal Herbs.