How to Make Turmeric Paste or Golden Paste

Turmeric paste is also popularly known as “GOLDEN PASTE” and the reason is obvious why.

There are so many recipes available to make golden paste. The paste can prove to be super useful for both pets and humans.

What is needed for making golden paste

  • 1/2 cup turmeric powder (125 mls) – Use organic powder. Here are some tips to buy a good one>
  • 1 cup water (250 mls)
  • 1/2 cup water extra, if needed (125 mls)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground black pepper (7.5 mls) – We need this as turmeric is absorbed poorly in body. Piperine present in black pepper helps in its absorption. Read more here>
  • 70 ml cold pressed Olive or Coconut oil – Adding fats is another way to increase the absorption of turmeric in body. Chose healthy oils such as virgin coconut to virgin olive oil.

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The above list of ingredients and measurements are taken from golden paste recipe by Doug English.

Steps:

It is extremely easy and quick.

Add turmeric to water in a pan. Heat gently along with stirring. Do this till you get a thick paste.

This can take anything from 6 to 10 min.

If you feel your paste is watery, add some more turmeric if you feel it has become too thick, add some water.

At the end — add the pepper and oil.

Keep stirring to ensure that all ingredients are mixed properly.

Allow it to cool.

One great thing about this paste is you can keep it in a jar and refrigerate it. This will ensure you can make it once and use for a few days.

Opinions vary on how long we can keep the jar, in my opinion 1-2 weeks is okay. Not more that that.

Troubleshooting

If while cooking your mix looks watery – you can add some more turmeric. No issues with that at all.

On the other hand if its too thick, add water.

In case you see bubbles in the mix, it means that you have not stirred it enough. But dont worry – do the stirring and after sometime it will be all right.

Note — The texture and “look” of golden paste does not impact its benefits 🙂 So do not worry if it looks a bit wired.

The taste!

I must warn you that you may not like the taste of golden paste (many do not) but do not worry.

It can be taken in various ways such as – added to smoothies, curries, salads etc, just to name a few. Here are some more ideas to take golden paste>

By the way, if you are still not aware of what all benefits turmeric has, here is a long list of turmeric benefits for your quick reference.

Enjoy the paste and benefits of turmeric!

 

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    1. You can take Golden Paste. Start with small doses such as 1/4-1/2 tsp and if you see no side effects then increase the dose gradually to 1 tsp 2-3 times a day over a few weeks. Best taken with food to avoid acid reflux.
      Avoid taking it at the same time when you take meds.
      http://www.turmericforhealth.com/turmeric-recipes/how-to-make-turmeric-paste-or-golden-paste
      http://www.turmericforhealth.com/turmeric-recipes/how-to-make-golden-paste-from-raw-fresh-turmeric

  1. Hello, you mentioned that one woman was not getting results because she was taking turmeric with honey.

    For me, I mix organic turmeric powder with ginger and garlic powder in warm water, then I add honey for taste.
    I’m I doing something bad?

    1. Hi. Please link back to the article where it has mentioned that honey may affect turmeric’s benefits. We don’t remember mentioning this. In fact Ayurveda recommends making tiny pills of turmeric with honey and use them to cure some health conditions.

      You can add honey for taste. Just take care that your daily sugar intake (even honey) is not in excess.

  2. Hi,
    im planning to make golden paste, and i have i question…
    Can i use ordinary turmeric SPICE powder, like spice for cooking
    or must be organic turmeric powder??
    Thanks!

    1. Hi. You can use turmeric spice powder if you are sure of its origin and quality. Also it should be turmeric powder alone and not a mix of other spices. The reason to recommend organic is to avoid chances of toxicity or heavy metal contamination.

  3. Since honey has self preservation qualities, it never goes bad, has then been a Golden Paste recipe with added honey to promote longer shelf life?

    1. Hi Mike. That is an interesting point and thank you for sharing it. We have not examined the preservation properties of honey but yes to improve the taste we do suggest taking Golden paste with honey as long one keeps their sugar intake within limits. The black pepper and turmeric itself aid in preservation and the paste can also be frozen to store it over a long period.

    1. Hi. In the recipe we have mentioned organic turmeric powder not curcumin. Curcumin may not withstand such high temperature for long time. Please use organic turmeric powder to prepare the paste. Once the paste is prepared and cooled, and after oil and black pepper have been added you can mix 1-2 tsp of curcumin to it. This will add to the benefits and the curcumin will be utilized as well.

  4. Hi, instead of making the golden paste with pepper and all the other ingredients would having just 1 tsp of turmeric with honey and warm/hot milk be beneficial at all?

    1. Hi Shaleen. That is absolutely fine. You can boil 1 tsp of turmeric powder in milk and add honey. 1-2 cups day is fine. Please ensure that your sugar intake (even honey) should not be in excess.

  5. I take a teaspoon of past and mix it with 8oz of water once a day in the
    morning. Does anyone know if I can drink more than one glass a day safely?

  6. Hi. Your site (and others) recommend taking turmeric organic powder at the dose of roughly 1-3 teaspoons per day for general health maintenance, which is felt to be safe and from from side effects. When using your Golden paste recipe using turmeric powder, as noted above in this article, how much actual turmeric powder would be present in each teaspoon of your paste? In other words, would 1 teaspoon of your paste be equal to 1 teaspoon of the powder? Thanks!

    1. Hi Justin. Nice question. 1 tsp Golden Paste would approximately contain 1-1.5 tsp turmeric powder. The oil binds it together so the quantity looks less than what dry turmeric powder would appear to be.

  7. Im assuming that since i posted a previous comment i won’t have to repeat!! Im in America ,and I see the use of metrics for the most part,; im able to convert that. ??? I buy tumeric,black pepper,and Olive Oil at my local grocery store. I plan to make this GOLDEN PASTE, and use it as I’ve done previously. ARE BENEFITS STILL THE SAME??

    1. Hi. Thank you for your feedback in the previous comment. We hope we are getting this right: the guidelines and measurements mentioned in the article are amenable to changes. There is no exact ratio as such and minor changes are possible.
      Including these 3 ingredients in a meal also does the trick. The benefits are the same. Only if you looking forward to a more therapeutic dose, then you have to consume Golden paste 2-3 times a day apart from including it in meals. Hope this resolves your doubts. Let us know if there are any other queries.

  8. I have been using 1/2 teaspoon tumeric in hot tap water with 1/4 cup orange juice and 3-5 turns on the pepper mill. How much black pepper should I be using? The orange juice masks the taste and drinking milk with breakfast keeps the pepper from burning my mouth. I do this for joint pain and inflammation everyday. I hope I am doing it right for it to be an effective pain killer and inflammation reducer. Please let me know how much black pepper I should be using. My evening meal I fry my fish or chicken in a tablespoon or two of olive oil and shake tumeric and grind black pepper along with grinding basil for taste onto my meat. I don’t know how effective this is. I would like to know this too. Thank you.

    1. Hi. It is a great start to include turmeric in diet. It can help reduce inflammation. There is no specific amount of black pepper recommended; for 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder 1/4 to 1/2 tsp black pepper powder may suffice.
      Including turmeric in diet can help improving overall health but if you have significant pain and inflammation in the joint it is advisable to take Golden Paste on a therapeutic scale.
      Start with small doses such as 1/4-1/2 tsp and if you see no side effects then increase the dose gradually to 1 tsp 2-3 times a day over a few weeks. Best taken with food to avoid acid reflux. Avoid taking it at the same time when you take meds.
      You can include Golden Paste in milk or juice or smoothies to mask the taste.
      https://www.turmericforhealth.com/general-info/10-easy-and-awesome-ways-to-use-turmeric-or-golden-paste

  9. Hi,
    making turmeric paste it just heating all ingredients, but not bringing them to the boil? Am I right?

  10. I have a dog with oral melanoma. Can I feed him the golden paste instead of applying it as the tumor is in a hard to reach position? Also is the paste suitable for dogs with kidney stones (calcium oxylate)? Thanks!!

    1. Yes, you can give your pet Golden Paste instead of/along with oral application. However if there is a kidney stone problem, then it is important to note that turmeric as a spice as high levels of oxalate. So it may not be safe to give golden paste to dogs with kidney stone issue. If he does have a kidney stone issue then it is best to stick to oral application to the spot. Hope this helps.

  11. Hello turmeric help,
    I am very much glad like this help for me to provide the most important information about the termeric help.
    I am have SPH problem and I am applying turmeric paste around 5 minutes than washing it. Is any help with this.
    I am have Gynacomastia problem age of 29 little obese.
    Please help me I need really.best wish and hope I will get reply.
    Thanking you.

    1. Hi. Could you please mention more about this disorder. For topical application we recommend a paste of turmeric and coconut/olive oil and let it stay for at least 20 minutes.
      You can take Golden Paste for obesity. Start with small doses such as 1/4-1/2 tsp and if you see no side effects then increase the dose gradually to 1 tsp 2-3 times a day over a few weeks.
      Best taken with food to avoid acid reflux. Avoid taking it at the same time when you take meds.
      http://www.turmericforhealth.com/turmeric-recipes/how-to-make-turmeric-paste-or-golden-paste
      http://www.turmericforhealth.com/turmeric-recipes/how-to-make-golden-paste-from-raw-fresh-turmeric

  12. Hello,
    I am badly impacted with lipomas, almost everywhere in the body. Please let me know is this golden paste will cure them , if not cure atleast help to reduce the size of existing lipomas and stop formation of new lipoma.
    Regards,

    1. Hi. We can’t exactly guarantee that turmeric will cure lipoma. You may require to take curcumin supplements to control this condition in addition to Golden Paste. We have outlined a dosage for cancerous conditions and this can be utilized for non malignant conditions as well till a tolerable dose (say 4g) or till benefits are perceived.
      https://www.turmericforhealth.com/general-info/turmeric-curcumin-dosage-for-cancer-a-scientific-plan
      Please consult a health practitioner before starting turmeric therapy and also to asses your condition and get an opinion on the same. Avoid taking turmeric supplements on an empty stomach and the same time as medications. Maintain a 3-4 hour gap.

  13. I read the article on cooking turmeric which answers my previous question.
    One other thought:
    Could poorly absorbed turmeric have one advantage– that it would have a greater effect on the colon?

    1. I was told to put 1 tsp of organic turmeric, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper, and about 2 to 4 tho spoons of raw honey in a glass jar mix well then refrigerate. Take 1 tsp a day either with warm water mixed in or by itself. I’ve been just taking a tsp full because it seems to not mix well, the cinnamon and pepper sinks to the bottom. The friend who told me this says him and his wife are seeing results after a few days. He has been on this for 1 month and has lost from 250 to 236. I lost 3 lbs the first week, but it has done nothing for me in the last two weeks. What am I doing wrong?

      1. Hi. We would advise you to make the Golden Paste. It has all of the ingredients you mentioned (you can add 1 tsp cinnamon powder to the entire batch). Turmeric is better absorbed in the body with fats and/or black pepper. You can take this with honey if needed.
        Start with small doses such as 1/4-1/2 tsp and if you see no side effects then increase the dose gradually to 1 tsp 2-3 times a day over a few weeks.
        Best taken with food to avoid acid reflux. Avoid taking it at the same time when you take meds.
        http://www.turmericforhealth.com/turmeric-recipes/how-to-make-turmeric-paste-or-golden-paste
        http://www.turmericforhealth.com/turmeric-recipes/how-to-make-golden-paste-from-raw-fresh-turmeric
        Turmeric accelerates weight loss outcomes of diet and exercise.
        https://www.turmericforhealth.com/turmeric-benefits/turmeric-and-weight-loss
        https://www.turmericforhealth.com/scientific-research-on-turmeric/curcumin-formulation-aids-in-weight-management

  14. I’ve been taking turmeric this way:
    Mix 1/2 or more teaspoon turmeric powder with oil and ground pepper.
    Mix that into a glass of kefir.
    Is this ineffective since the turmeric is not simmered in water first?

    1. Glass is preferable but if you don’t have one, airtight plastic container is fine for storing Golden Paste.

  15. Hi I have just made a Tumeric Paste but have used shwartz ground black pepper 1.5 teaspoons in the quantities in your recipe. I note that I have used pre-ground black pepper that may have lost potency etc. Do you think it will still be effective or do I have to start again, or even put it all back in the pan and add fresh ground pepper? What do you suggest. I am taking it as I have swollen glands at a the base of my throat and have had a cough for 4 weeks. After doses of garlic cider vinegar honey and aloe vera tonsil swelling has gone down but glands still need some help. Can you please let me know. I don’t want to take a useless paste! Thank you in advance for your response.

    1. Hi. If the ground black pepper has not been stored for long a time and still gives the characteristic aroma then it still does have piperine and can be helpful. It is absolutely fine to use this paste for this time for the cooking and fats will help in absorption as well as the black pepper to some extent. Next time do try and use freshly ground black pepper.

  16. Hello thank you for the post. My brother has eczema. He has totally given up hopes that it can be cured. It is irritating him very badly. I know that it is not curable but it would be of great help if you could tell some ways by which his skin irritation could be lowered. Also will the marks on the skin perish?? Can he apply the paste on his skin directly(any side effects??)??

    1. A good way to overcome eczema is to cleanse the gastro-intestinal tract. I have used alkaline mineral rich water (9.5 pH) which is produced by ionization. It works great and has saved me much skin rash misery. A book to help with all health issues is “EAT DIRT” by Dr. Josh Axe – fantastic.

  17. I have had my galbladder taken out a few months back it had already started infecting my liver, will this help with that? and i also have low back and hip pain i am on fintynl patch? the reason for looking at this in the first place was weight loss how much should you take to loose weight? thank you for all the help

    1. Hi. Research does prove that curcumin and turmeric protects liver health and relieves pain. It is also an anti-obesity agent. However you could consult a herbalist or naturopath for further confirmation as to how turmeric would benefit your health condition.
      The suggested dose of Golden Paste is 1 tsp 3 times a day. Start with a low dose such as 1/4-1/2 tsp a day for a week and increase gradually over the week if no side effects are observed. Best taken with meals and avoid taking it at the same time as taking medications.

      1. I made the golden paste and it is tasteless. Also, it contains some plastic-like or cardboard-like particles. I’m going to toss it out and continue to use uncooked turmeric mixed with black pepper, olive oil, and a dash of salt.

        1. Hi. No clue why the Golden Paste should have ‘plastic or cardboard like’ particles. Please check the quality of turmeric. Including turmeric in diet the way you mentioned is absolutely fine.

        1. Hi. It is preferable to use freshly ground black pepper as it contains piperine which helps in absorption of turmeric and may not be present in black pepper essential oil.

    2. Hi K lind,
      While I know very little about the golden paste, I do know that one supplement lecithin aids liver recovery extremely well, best to build up if not used before from a desert spoon to 2 heaped desert spoons a day. An acquaintance’s daughter was in hospital with a messed liver & not getting better, – a week after starting the lecithin she was fine again.

  18. Hello,
    Thank you for the awesome blog ! I’m looking for inofrmations on turmerci lately and this is very helpful.
    I have a question though:

    Why make turmeric paste ?
    What is the difference with simply adding grounded turmeric, pepper and oil to your milk / dish / smoothie?

    Thank you !

    1. Hi. Thank you for your feedback. Turmeric paste has been developed with the concept of being able to take turmeric for therapeutic reasons in bioavailable form at home. When you are looking for relief from a particular condition it is difficult to consume large proportions of turmeric to get enough beneficial components.
      Also consuming plain turmeric powder is not that helpful as curcumin found in turmeric is poorly absorbed in the body.
      Golden Paste takes care of these components.
      As you suggested it is absolutely fine to add all 3 or any of the 2, turmeric, black pepper and oil in your dish as well. That is equally effective.
      But if you intend to take large doses, Golden Paste is more convenient.

  19. I am taking Plavix and would like to take turmeric paste as well but I understand that it thins the blood, does anyone have any info on this. Thank you.

    1. Turmeric has anti-platelet activity but no human study proves this. Dietary turmeric is relatively safe and some readers do take it even when on anti-coagulants. But it is best to consult a herbalist or naturopath about this.

      1. Hi! I have tried using the golden paste and here are my questions:
        1. Can I make in smaller batches (like half of the recipe) since i found that I cant consume the entire recipe before it goes stale?
        2. When I take the paste, I roll them into small balls, put them in my tongue then swallow with water. In this way I cant taste the paste. Is this alright?
        3. How long should I use it before I can see results?

        1. Hi. Yes you can make smaller batches and reduce the ingredients approximately. Rolling it into balls is fine to skip the taste. Some even freeze it in silicon molds or ice cube trays and swallow 1 as a whole with water.
          The dose that we recommend is around 1 tsp 2-3 times a day. Some may need more some may need less depending on the condition and how much your stomach tolerates. If you are getting at least 1 tsp 3 times a day in the form of the small balls or pills that you make, benefits should be evidenced as early as 1-2 weeks.

        2. I read the recipe for the Golden Paste. Rather than adding water and heating it, I just put 5 parts turmeric, 1 part black pepper, and a little sea salt for taste in a small glass. Then I add enough olive oil to stir and make it into a thin paste. Do you see anything wrong with making it this way? It sure is easy!

        3. I take the powder mixed with 1/2tsp of peanut butter & pepper. I grow my own & eat it raw with the peanutbutter & pepper. only the taste of peanut butter is there.

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  20. Hi. Is it safe to take GP as a preventative and if yes how much should i take. I have read on a turmeric user group that if you have no ailments you should not take GP as it can be harmful,but use the turmeric powder instead. Thank you for your answer.

  21. Just bought some fresh tumeric and want to make paste ahead rather each time I want golden tea or milk. I can grate it and mix it with ingredients such as coconut oil, etc. What do you suggest?

  22. I have been taking two tablespoons 2-3 times per day? Is this too much? Could it cause any problems? I feel fine, but just want to make sure.

    1. Turmeric as a spice and in diet is safe. The ideal dose differs from person to person. If you are taking two tablespoon 2-3 times a day and not facing any gastric side effects or any other side effects then that is fine. Many readers do report taking around the same dose. Turmeric up to 8g has found to be safe in study. If you are skeptic then you can stick to 2 tablespoon twice a day.

  23. Why do you think that the paste should only be stored for a couple of weeks? – does curcumin break down particularly?….Or pipeline in the pepper?…what if one were using extracts rather than simply relying on the small amounts in the whole spices?

    1. Food without preservatives do deteriorate and lose freshness over time. Therefore we advise to consume within few weeks and try to get as much as fresh paste as possible. Also piperine is a volatile compound. Whole turmeric powder has much more to offer than turmeric extract but it is a personal choice.

      1. In an attempt to extend the efficacy of Turmeric Paste, I put warm paste in 1-pint Mason Jars and then vacuum seal the lid, and refrigerate. I have left it this way for up to 3.5 weeks. I haven’t smelled or tasted any difference between 3.5+ weeks and 1-week old, Turmeric paste kept in a refrigerator. Maybe it is losing some nutrients, I would like your opinion.

        1. Hi. It should be fine if stored under air tight conditions. Any change in color and smell should be first indicators of freshness. Since it has been refrigerated there should not be much loss of the nutrients.

      2. What is the difference between Whole Tumeric powder and what I have which is Organic Ground Tumeric made by Spice Islands ? Thanks 🙂

        1. Hi. Both Ground turmeric and whole turmeric powder is the same. You can check the ingredients list to confirm that if its only turmeric and not other spices.

  24. Hi, I am courios about some cancer doctors says that it is better to cook turmeric in an olive oil (20-30 secs) to get more benefit from turmeric comparing cooking in a water first. Could we make turmeric paste first cook turmeric powder in an olive oil than adding water and pepper later?

    1. Hi. Turmeric is soluble in fats hence it is always advised to be cooked with oil. Cooking turmeric with water also increases its solubility in water and then adding oil enhances the absorption.We recommend you follow the recipe instructions.

      1. Hi I would prefer taking the turmeric in a pill form. What is the suggested mg and do I need to take the pill with anything to increase the absorption?

        1. Most turmeric supplements contain piperine/bioperine or lipids for absorption. The ones that are commonly available are standardized 95% curcumin extract with bioperine. The dose depends on the condition you are treating and it is best to consult a herbalist or naturopath about this.

  25. Hi

    Instead of refrigerating the paste, can you freeze it in ice-cube trays and use one cube a day? Will it last longer this way and be as effective?

    Thanks

  26. HI Can I make golden paste with ghee instead of coconut oil? I have both. Would like to know if either or is ok or if one is preferred over other?
    thanks

    1. Yes you can make Golden paste with ghee. The current evidence that ghee is safe for heart health so there is no concrete reason as such why either of the two should be preferred. Either should be fine. However one precaution is that Ayurveda recommends not to mix honey with ghee so if you make Golden paste with ghee avoid taking it with honey. There is no research to prove this but it is a safety measure that you could practise.

  27. I have been eating 2 eggs scrambled and cooked in a fry pan with coconut oil, about 1/2 teaspoon of powdered tumeric purchased in bulk from local inexpensive grocery and oatmeal cooked usually in milk, with about 1/4 cup frozen blueberries and 1/3 teas ground cinnamon (again, from bulk grocer). Sometimes I add nearly 1/4 cup of Greek Yogurt made without sugars etc on top. Now that I read about the pepper and tumeric combo and its benefits, I am wondering how much black pepper to add. My peppercorns are in a grinding mill which usually grinds course. Should I use a spice grinder (small coffee grinder–(I don’t grind coffee beans nor drink coffee), and grind the peppercorns into a fine powder or nearly a powder? Also, you mentioned pepper peperine losing its effectiveness . How long would that take? You said not to use ground pepper (pre-ground I believe you meant). You also talked of how long the Golden Paste would last. Therefore, I imagine the peperine would still work its magic up to at teast 2 weeks. One last question: I take several medications. I have Barretts Esophogus syndrome and take 1 omeprazole each morning to prevent acid reflux (Mine was silent) to keep Barretts Esophagus from advancing. I also take 2 – 3 times per day, a med for ADD, 2 different anti-depressants and 1 type of anti-anxiety pill, along with one allergy pill (Allertec, a Zyrtec knock-off). How would all these interact. I want to get off the anti-depressants and anti-anxiety pills but that will be a process. PS, I eat my breakfast immediately after my first morning dosage of all the pills mentioned.

    1. Hi. Nearly a powder or coarsely but freshly ground black pepper is fine. The texture does not matter as much as the freshly ground aspect. Piperine is the compound that imparts pungency to black pepper and helps with absorption of curcumin. It is volatile. That is why we suggest not to use pre ground pepper as it loses its aroma and pungency which would mean loss of piperine.
      Golden Paste has piperine and oils cooked in it so they are integrated and hence last fresher and more therapeutically active than stand alone black pepper or piperine.
      Dietary turmeric does not really interact with medicines but it is the black pepper which is of concern. So it is generally advised to maintain a 3-4 hour gap between taking GP or turmeric supplements and any other medicine. But since your breakfast does not include black pepper in large amounts it should not be an issue.
      Dietary turmeric is great and you should continue it but for a more therapeutic effect we suggest taking Golden Paste.

  28. Hi
    I have fresh turmeric roots..I cut them into pieces and mix them with a glass of milk,5-6 tbsp sour card, 10 black peppers,1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil in a blender and drink it before going to bed..
    I have a few questions regarding this..
    1) is the proportional ratio of the ingredients accurate?
    2)should I use the extra virgin olive oil?if it is right using oil in the mixture then what will be ideal between organic olive oil and coconut oil..?
    3)can I refrigerate this mixture for 3 days?

    1. Hi. Fresh turmeric roots do not require any additional elements for absorption. They contain natural oils for absorption of curcumin. If using fresh turmeric powder then you have to use black pepper and oil. There is no fixed ratio as such.
      Please make this fresh prior to consumption; it is difficult to comment on the storage aspect.
      1 suggestion would be that you prepare Golden Paste and store it. You can mix this with milk or curd just prior to consumption.

    1. Start with small doses such as 1/4-1/2 tsp of Golden Paste and if you see no side effects then increase the dose gradually to 1-2 tsp 2-3 times a day over a few weeks. 1 tsp of Golden Paste 2-3 times a day is the ideal dose but could differ based on your requirements.
      Best taken with food to avoid acid reflux. Avoid taking it at the same time when you take other meds. https://www.turmericforhealth.com/turmeric-recipes/how-to-make-turmeric-paste-or-golden-paste
      Freshly ground black pepper is advised because its active ingredient piperine is volatile and is required for absorption of turmeric. This may be lost in ground or stored black pepper.

      1. My son just got diagnosed with MS and he is only 12. The doctor wants him on Copaxone but it scares me and I want to try the turmeric paste first. How much do you suggest for him? He is 12 but 5’7″ tall. Thank You

        1. Turmeric has immune regulating properties that can benefit in multiple sclerosis. If your son’s weight is close to average adult weight (this is in relation to the height you mentioned) start with 1/4 tsp a day for a week and if no side effects are observed increase by 1/4 tsp every week. The ideal dose would be 1 tsp thrice a day.
          However turmeric is not meant to replace medical advice and you could consider getting a second opinion on this and also using turmeric as add-on therapy.

          1. My kids Doctor said the further away from the equator, the higher the incidence of MS and other diseases due to lack of Vitamin D. (Rickets and has also sky rocketed). I would strongly recommend getting him on Vit.D, and you too, it did wonders for my mood and PMS.

        2. I also was diagnosed at 40 ,now 57 , with m.s. I have worked conscientiously over the years to maintain my wellbeing. The turmeric paste is one of the best things I have taken. Along with vit D3 at 50,000 IUs once a week. Consider diet and relaxation techniques ie Reiki, yoga breath work

        3. January 17, 2017 at 9:40 pm
          I also was diagnosed at 40 ,now 57 , with m.s. I have worked conscientiously over the years to maintain my wellbeing. The turmeric paste is one of the best things I have taken. Along with vit D3 at 50,000 IUs once a week. Consider diet and relaxation techniques ie Reiki, yoga breath work

        4. You may want to check out Fred Bisci on-line his nutrition has helped many, myself, my friends. Also spirituality, religion, God is very important for all of us and if do the research provides better health especially when trying to deal with issues of any size. Prayers and well-being to you and your son.

  29. Question –
    I want to make this ahead of time, almond milk, coconut oil, turmeric, pepper and cinnamon first heated to a simmer and then refrigerated as I drink it in the mornings.

    Will that be okay?

    1. Yes when refrigerated this should stay well for 3-5 days. But to be on the safe side- any change in odor, appearance or taste please discard.

      1. Hi.I just bought turmeric powder in mall, it’s ingredients are turmeric extract, sugar,honey,mangosteen, lemon grass,guyabano,malungay banaba ,lagundi,sambong and black pepper .Is it okey to use for weight loss?

        1. Hi. Based on the ingredients, this is not pure turmeric powder. Its sugar and honey content may impede your weight loss efforts and we can’t comment on the safety and utility of other ingredients.

  30. I have been reading recent research seems to indicate that since curcumin (the active ingredient in turmeric) metabolizes so fast, taking it with amino acids (proteins), piperic acid (black pepper), acetic acid (vinegar) or any other acid can result in its easier uptake by carrier proteins in order to delay its metabolism in the cells. This would indicate that it should be taken WITH protein meals or at least vinegar as opposed to milk (alkaline) or water. Does that sound familiar to anything you have found?

    1. Hi. This is a pretty interesting find. Since this study is done at a molecular level we can predict its clinical relevance in bio availability. However curcumin’s bio availability is increased by piperine (the molecule from which piperic acid is derived. Whether curcumin thrives better in acidic environment or alkaline, is something that would need more research. Curcumin is insoluble in water at room temperature. And as far as milk is concerned curcumin can bind either to milk proteins or dairy fat and still be absorbed in the body.

  31. How much of this paste would you have to take to get the 5g of turmeric daily? Also would be be fine to have straight with water?

    1. 5g of turmeric would be close to 3 teaspoons a day. It would be difficult to give an exact amount. However it is advisable to start with a small dose and gradually build up the dose to 1-2 tsp 2-3 times a day depending on how it suits you. Yes its best to have it straight and you can consume water after taking it.

  32. Hello I am currently 32 weeks pregnant. I am working 32-40 hrs and I have sciatica, but I have a stool and I constantly have to stand up and walk a short distance. I am trying to make it to 36 weeks. What is the best way to make turmeric paste? By mouth or to rub it on at the origin point?

    1. Michelle it is best to use both. Turmeric is traditionally said to work as uterine stimulant so turmeric supplements are not advised in pregnancy. Asian women continue consuming turmeric in diet so we would suggest limiting intake to less than 1/2 tsp a day in divided doses. Turmeric milk is a good remedy for pain, infections and also great for baby’s health.
      https://www.turmericforhealth.com/turmeric-recipes/benefits-of-turmeric-milk
      You can also mix turmeric with lukewarm oil (olive/coconut) and apply it topically for muscle pain relief. Conduct a patch test prior.

  33. I make my own paste. 1 Tbsp raw Turmeric, 1 Tbsp virgin olive oil, enough black pepper to make it taste pretty hot, maybe a quarter tsp and half a Tbsp of natural peanut butter. I do not heat it up or cook it. I consume it once a day for breakfast. I would like to know the importance of cooking it or not.

      1. Is it the turmeric powder that makes it expire after 2 weeks? I made the recipe above and it’s been in the fridge for about 3 weeks and I’m still eating it every day. What goes bad? And how dangerous is it to eat once expired?

        1. Hi. Its not turmeric powder that makes it go bad but any food stored for long periods of time goes stale or loses its aroma or potency. However this also depends on the climate you live in and refrigerating conditions. People do store the paste for 2-3 weeks. The aroma, color and taste are good indicators of how good the paste is. There is no expiry date as such but if you observe changes in these parameters then it is best to discard it.

        1. Yes you can prepare turmeric milk with the root. For that take 1 cup of water and add crushed or grated turmeric root to it. Boil for around 10 minutes to get a good extract. You can then add milk to this and a sweetener if you like.

  34. hi just want to found out for weight loss is it 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder and 1 teaspoon of black pepper in hot water or milk 3 times a day

  35. Hi everyone. I was wondering if someone had a mini recipe for golden paste? The listed recipe above is just too much for us. I end up throwing it out…..and I hate wasting anything. I’m looking to make about a TBSP of the paste at a time. I’m just unaware of the ratio amount for the listed ingredients.? Anyone???

    1. Hi. You can take 1 tsp of turmeric powder, 1/4 tsp of black pepper powder and sufficient oil to get a paste like consistency say 1 tsp. There is no ratio as such but this should help.

      1. Hello

        i just mixed the recipe but wasn’t paying attention and mixed all the ingredients together and cooked for 6 minutes. Hopefully, it will be okay.

        1. Yes, thats fine. It happens once in awhile. Curries are prepared in a similar manner and hence he mixture is safe to consume. Next time do add black pepper and oil in the end after cooking.

        1. Hi. If black pepper does not suit you, then you can take turmeric with healthy fats only like olive or coconut oil. They help in absorption as well.

    1. I have just started using this Kim, and i made the paste as above, and use coconut milk or almond milk (both hot) before bed, it taste’s like a hot coconut milkshake, so if you like coconut or almonds you should enjoy this(have to admit, i am getting a bit addicted to it, now on 2 mugs a day 🙂 ) i am sleeping better, still have to take my painkillers,(but not as many) but i am hoping after i have been taking it for some time i may be able to cut down most of them, hope this has helped and good luck ….. Val

      1. I did that yesterday using the small bullet and used A LOT of fresh ginger. I then strained the mixture and heated it up. When making my morning blasts I typically include some turmeric in the mix these days.

  36. I am new to Tumeric. I have a degenerative spine condition and crohns. From what I understand, I can make a cup of tea with 1/2 teaspoon tumeric and 1/2 tsp ginger and organic honey. Will I also need to add pepper? Or will ginger take it’s place in aiding absorption? I am not a pepper lover. Also is tumeric paste just as good as the powders to make tea? I am simply wanting an effective tea I can make several times a day. And lastly how does all this compare with Turmoil capsules?

    1. Yes you can use ginger in place of black pepper in tea to take care of the absorption. Golden Paste is more potent than turmeric powder but how it would compare with the effectiveness of the tea depends on the magnitude of pain, dosage and individual experiences. Either ways both should help attenuate the inflammation but avoid taking either on empty stomach.
      https://www.turmericforhealth.com/turmeric-benefits/brew-a-cup-of-turmeric-tea
      Turmeric oil may not have as effective powers as powder in inhibiting pain and inflammtion as powder, but yes it definitely has medicinal properties including anti-inflammatory.

      1. Hello Naveen and Keshav,

        I have a basic question. Can we use the Fresh Turmeric Roots(not dried ones) and grate them or grind them to make this paste. How long does this paste last for in the refrigerator?
        Are fresh turmeric roots less effective?

        Thank You.

        1. Hi Shivaraj. Yes you can use fresh turmeric roots. They are very effective by themselves in terms of health benefits but if its a particular ailment you are targeting then you may need to optimize turmeric intake. Fresh turmeric can be grated or ground into paste. This should last good for a week when refrigerated. You could even make a pickle out of fresh turmeric for better storage.
          https://www.turmericforhealth.com/turmeric-recipes/turmeric-pickle-recipe-amazing-taste-with-fantastic-benefits

      2. I usually just take powder tumeric and add it to capsules. So could I just mix black pepper to my powdered t umeric an add to the capsules without making a paste?

    2. Lisa,
      My mom had turned me on to the paste several months ago and I can honestly say I’ve been using it ever since… I suffer from Fibromyalgia and sciatica and I am on the max dose of lyrica which helps don’t get me wrong but there was still a lot of discomfort and achiness in my joints!
      After many attempts with different “fads”, along with pain pills(which I really don’t like long term due to their addicting qualities), I decided this was the only thing that really did help! I’m 100% convinced that this was the missing link and I don’t think I could ever go back to where I was.
      I’m not sure about using ginger instead of black pepper for absorption but I’ve only ever heard of using black pepper so far…

      My mom sent me this recipe to use the paste in I think you’d enjoy. If you enjoy tea using spices, it remind me of a type of chai tea…
      You’ll need:
      Golden paste
      Almond or coconut milk
      *I prefer unsweetened vanilla almond milk
      Honey or Blue agave nectar
      *I use blue agave nectar
      Ground cinnamon

      Take your favorite coffee mug and add about 1.5 tsps of the Golden paste(your body can only absorb small amounts of tumeric at a time so it’s better to use smaller amounts of the paste and drink 2-3 cups of the tea a day).
      Fill the mug about 3/4 of the way with the milk of your choosing. Put in microwave for about 1 minute to 1 minute and 20 seconds. If it’s not hot enough to your liking, add 15 seconds at a time until it is.
      Take mug out of microwave. Add honey or agave to sweeten to your liking and also a small pinch of cinnamon to your drink. Stir well and ENJOY!!

      I very much enjoy this drink(some supplements aren’t quite as tasty!! haha) and I hope you do too… And please feel free to twerk this recipe around however you’d like.
      The only other thing I’d add is to make sure you purchase a good quality tumeric for your golden paste as it will effect the amount you absorb!

      1. Hi Allison
        I too have fibromyalgia among other things and also on lyrica and naproxen.
        I’m happy to see you’ve had some success as I’ve just heard of golden paste!

  37. Hello Everyone!!

    Read all the comments and suggestion.. but i have many doubts and need clarification, please light..

    My hubby is suffering from slipped disc and scitica pain on right side of the leg, with massage n pain killers pain does settle but for few hours, also his posture not straight and tilted to one side, which makes his one leg shorter than other because of dis-location of the disc.
    1) So does having this golden paste will be able to place the disc on its original place?
    2) For how many days or weeks or life long it needs to be taken and what should be it’s ideal amount?
    3) He also has high and Low BP problem, in starting he diagnosed with High BP but after two years now he has low bp, though he is not on any medication but reduction of salt or any ups-down in normal daily food makes his hands, legs and face cold and numb, unable to attain speech, red eyes, this happened with him once..
    Does intake of this golden paste will effect his BP levels or can help him to cure.

    Please guide..
    Many Thanks in advance.
    Regards..

    1. Hi Shagun. Golden Paste will help relieve the pain and inflammation but for disc realignment a doctor or physiotherapist or yoga expert can help you. Initially he may have to take frequent doses of the paste and the changes will be evidenced as relief in pain and better mobility. Pain relief may be visible as quick as a couple of hours or may even take a week. After sufficient relief he can lower the dose of the paste.
      It is also safe to take this paste for life for it will only benefit him.
      Curcumin found in turmeric actually lowers blood pressure when taken in high doses and is used to reduce BP. But this should not be the same effect in your husband’s case because primarily turmeric has lower curcumin levels than supplements and secondly it will be targeting pain and inflammation.
      Since there is not much evidence on this we can’t confirm whether turmeric may increase blood pressure but yes it may rectify mechanisms which are lowering BP.
      Start with small doses such as 1/4-1/2 tsp and if you see no side effects then increase the dose or the frequency gradually to 1-2 tsp 2-3 times a day over a few weeks. Best taken with food to avoid acid reflux. Avoid taking it at the same time when you take other meds.

    2. I suggest you read the book by Norman Doidge: The Brain’s way of healing. In the first chapter you will find the information you are after. Good Luck!

  38. I take one-fourth teaspoon organic turmeric powder 2 times a day. I found the easiest way to never miss taking it is to take it the same time as my other meds/food. I smear about 1 tsp natural organic peanut butter onto a spoon or little piece of bread or cracker, sprinkle a little heavily with black pepper, and make a little mound of the measured tumeric on top. It actually is it not too weird at first and after a week or so became one of my favorite treats LOL. I also take Ginger every day; I am transitioning from coffee creamers 2 organic half and half with a few cubes of organic candied ginger… No really- think pumpkin spice.
    I’m working up to 1-half tsp two times a day, with my healthcare provider support to trade out for ibuprofen, which I have been taking routinely for decades due to multiple health issues, including severe osteoarthritis in knees, hands, shoulder, degenerative disc disease, chronic autoimmune inflammatory issues, and fibromyalgia. The dosage of ibuprofen I have been taking is ridiculous 800 milligrams three times a day for over 20 years. I would much rather take too much is one teaspoon a day going to be enough to make up for 2400 milligrams of ibuprofen?

    1. 1 teaspoon is a good amount to see results but the results vary from person to person. People take as much as 1-2 tsp 2-3 times a day. Some even take 2 tablespoons or more a day and it suits them. You would have to find out the dose that suits you by gradually increasing the dose such that you would be able to wean off the painkiller. Considering your health issues you might need more than 1 tsp though 1 tsp is recommended max in diet.
      Turmeric and ginger both work as anti-inflammatory agents so addition of ginger is great. Avoid taking black pepper close to the time when you take meds as it increases absorption of medicines and interferes in drug metabolism.

      1. hi,

        ive been taking turmeric root with ginger, raw honey and lemon everyday.. instead of paste ive been making a tea out of it.. is it safe?

      2. Hello my name is Irene been taking golden paste for 2 days now have so much pain from fibromyagia how long u think it would need before I feel relief taking 1/2 teaspoon twice a day, thank you

  39. Quercetain (spelling?) is from onions, and it also makes turmeric bioavailable. For 5,000 years or so, curry is usually started on onions. No mention here of the onion factor. Tastes bad? – put it on toast after adding it to lightly cooked onion in coconut oil. (And you don’t heat olive oil. And a lot of olive oil in the U S is adulterated.)

    1. Starting curry with onion is not a standard. Th North of India does. The Deccan and South of India does not use onion for curry. Uses coconut.

  40. I make the paste, allow it to cool, put it on an icing bag the start filling 00 gel caps. Once the caps are made it’s layered with rice in a platic bowls and covered in the fridge .
    When ready to use the capsules, remove them from the bowl, let them sit for a minute or two to.soften then tale with a glass of water
    This helps eliminate the horrible taste.

  41. I suffer from Fibromyalgia and RA as well as digestion issues and I can vouch this turmeric paste which I then make golden milk with WORKS!!!! I can move much better and it also helps me sleep much better. Look on you tube for how to make golden milk, its delicious!

  42. i have made this golden paste and taking with 1/4 spoon in hot water twice daily to see if it will help my RA. i am 30 yrs old.

  43. nice, however it doesn’t mention how much past to consume every day once prepared….
    I am seeking for preventative / prophylaxis (maintenance) consumption values

      1. How soon after starting turmeric paste did you notice a difference? I’m making my 1st batch right now. Thanks!

  44. I have been suffering rhumatoid arthities with low himoglobin level since 5 years..im 24 years old now… as same as i have indigestion problems & gastrities …What is the best combination of mixtures ????? What should i add ingradian ???
    Tell me..

    What about this mixture ???
    Tumeric 2 : 1 black pepeer : 1/2 thippali : 1 cinnamon

    Tell me best combination & ingradians ,matarials
    Help me…
    Thank you

    1. Susantha, there is no fixed ratio as such. The recipe above gives you the details of quantities required. You could either include black pepper or thippali, no need to include both. You can add cinnamon powder to the paste too.

  45. could I apply the golden paste as an ointment to my topical diabetic ankle ulcer to relieve inflammation instead of ingesting it? Because the pain in my ulcer is very severe at times and I want it relieved as soon as possible. And how often should the wrap be changed and the wound cleaned?

    1. Manuka honey highest umf read you can possible find put on wound cover leave for 2 days
      Do not get wet when showering and reapply this will work trust me had the same now repaired

    2. Hi Leon. Look into the benefits of activated charcoal. You can mix it with flaxseed and create a paste that you can use on the outside of your body or you can just simply drink it with water.

      It is simply amazing and I urge you to look into this immediately. Hope it helps and let us know

    3. If applying topical turmeric paste do not include black pepper as it will irritate the skin. Conduct a patch test prior. Leave it on for 30 minutes or you could even cover it with gauze and clean after the mixture has dried up say around 2 hours. 2-3 times a day should help.

  46. I have got the 400 mg tablets. Can I have whole peppercorns with the tablet rather than grinding the black peppercorns and how many should I have. Any advice here, thanks. +++

    1. Hello, can i just use regular pepper in stead of black pepper. I grew up learning that black pepper was not good to consume regularly, so i cut it from my meals years ago.

      1. Annette – what do you consider to be “regular pepper”? There are many kinds and colors of pepper, each with its own characteristics. While cayenne, (one kind of red pepper), is preferable for some things, if you want your body to absorb the benefits of tumeric, black pepper provides a necessary ingredient to allow you to do that. It does not require much at all. The argument against black pepper originated in the ’60’s because it contains trace amounts of safrole, which was found to cause liver cancer in lab rats when it was injected directly into their livers in enormous quantities. If ingested in large quantities, black pepper, or any pepper, for that matter, can cause GI tract distress, or put stress on the urinary tract or prostate, but what is called for to enhance tumeric is not enough to cause concern. Certainly, the benefits outweigh the costs.

    2. Angela, I doubt you would get the benefit from whole black peppercorns that are not ground as they would propab;y pass straight through your body and not digest, most tablets and capsules already have the pepper added, take a look at the label and check, if not just add ground pepper to a meal and take your tablet at that time.

    3. Yes you can possibly take blackpepper corns. 1/4 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper should suffice so in terms of peppercorns it should be 2-3. You can also take the supplements with your meal which would already contain dietary fat and help in absorption.

  47. The research which established that black pepper enhances the absorption of turmeric added only 1% black pepper. Your recipe adds much more. It is important that people realize that only a very little bit is required to increase absorption by 2000% (as the research reported) because some people (like me) have a very low tolerance for pepper, but even I have been managing 1%.

    A question: If I add turmeric to 100 grams of rice, do I need 1% of the turmeric or 1% of the turmeric and rice put together?

    Another question: It is will established that herbs dissolved in oils can be absorbed through the skin. That would seem to be an ideal way of ingesting turmeric, because it would enter the body without going through the digestive tract and being vitiated there. And then, of course, there’d be no need to add any pepper. Has anyone considered this option? Of course, tumeric is very staining, but it could be done on a part of the body that is always covered by clothing.

    1. People do rub it on their skin. Some say not to rub it in open wounds that can get infected, others say they specifically rub it in open wounds to prevent infection. As with anything else, best to test on yourself in small doses/areas.

    2. Hi. Could you please elaborate the purpose of using turmeric at exact percentage for rice? For 100g rice 1/2 tsp of turmeric would do. Yes turmeric can be mixed in oil and applied topically. This is used traditionally and also quite some research is being conducted on transdermal delivery of curcumin.

  48. I froze it in tiny cube trays. One for me, one for Max, my retriever with allergies. Only on day 2 – starting slow. Question: taking one cube 3x a day to start (1/2 tsp ea). How high should/can I go? Thanks!

    1. I take about 1 1/2 teaspoons twice a day in almond coconut milk is that to much or not enough? I’am using it for inflammation

      1. If you can get raw turmeric, i would say got for it and each glass of the vegetable milk I would take, I would add 1 medium 1-1.5 inch root 🙂
        Hope it helps you. I’m taking it with an aunt that has artritis and since the first day taking from 3 to 4 roots she started feeling great 🙂

      1. I am absolutely amazed by the relief from pain this gives. I mixed it with lemon and honey, have only taken it for a few days, 3 time a day and cannot believe the relief from back pain which I have had for months

        1. I would really appreciate you giving the quantities. I made the paste, but am having a difficult time gauging the honey, let alone a honey lemon addition – and I have severe pack pain. I did notice on day 1 that my inflammation went down sooooo much that I have wrinkles on my heals, and I can feel when it is time to take more – I literally feel the swelling coming. But I would really love to at least take the edge off my back pain. Thank you so very much in advance.

    1. There are cremes available for sore muscles and joint paint…why not? Apply it as a plaster pack using layers of gauze, wrapping it and wearing a sock. Don’t forget it stains. I would also use warmth to help it penetrate quicker (heating pad on top of sock).

    2. Can I just heat up coconut milk then add turmeric and pepper then pour in cup with coconut oil and honey? Do I have to make paste?

      1. You can, but it’s mixes much better with the milk as a paste. If you just throw the powder in with some milk, and stir, the powder still gathers at the bottom of the milk and the last drink is just a teaspoon or so of powder lkl

      2. I think the boiling or heating of turmeric is critical to its effectiveness. Raw turmeric does not work I am told. Hence boing first in water then adding milk is better.

    1. No,not at all. In fact, the heat helps immensely to make the curcumin bio-available. The water is the carrier in order to be able to heat it, as any other way would risk burning it (ie. dry roasting in a pan, or ‘cooking’ in olive oil as I have read somewhere, certainly thought up by a non-cook). The turmeric is not water soluble but the paste is a kind of thick suspension. Adding the oil is crucial as you have learned, turmeric is fat soluble. The black pepper is the catalyst.

    1. I had the same question and will give it a try as I have the oil. The paste may be more palatable without the added pepper and you could take the pepper oil in a capsule form. I think it would be worth a try.

    2. If it is piperine extracted essential oil…in theory yes. However, it is a question of how much…one drop? 10? No one currently can answer that. Traditionally, foods, herbs etc were used in their natural form, for good reason. Other constituents work synergetically or buffer. And people are not cautious, thinking ‘more is better’, when this is certainly not always the case in natural medicine. Problems that arise with taking the active ingredient from a herb, and selling it to a not well informed public who often do not take instructions seriously.

      The best way to understand this is to look up how piperine functions and its effect on the liver, then you will understand why it is important to take it with turmeric, that is so notoriously difficult to absorb.

      Avoid possible complications and just use pepper as it was meant to be.

    3. Black pepper oil does not contain piperine required for absorption of turmeric. Hence it is advisable to use ground black pepper only.

  49. When i have powder i make the paste and i really enjoy it with hot milk a few times per day. When im able to get organic turmeric root i dont bother with the paste. Mornings, i simmer a few cups of grass fed whole milk on the stove and put a good amount of finely grated organic turmeric root into the simmering milk along with organic medium to finely ground black pepper and i keep stirring and simmering for 15-30 minutes. I keep it in a large mason jar and portion it out throughout the day. When i portion it out i squeeze it out through a good strainer to get rid of the pulp.

  50. Everywhere I read, you make the golden paste..store it in the fridge…then you use the paste to make a golden milk which you drink. I wish the article above told people to make the milk.

        1. The piperine in black pepper is crucial for boosting the effectiveness of turmeric. Per mug, one does not need much, just a few grinds of the pepper mill. Be sure to use whole milk as the fat is also very important for absorption, it will also coat your stomach and surely lessen or nullify your stomach ache.

          1. Actually, in my case, the milk is really bad and makes me feel sick.
            I make the Gold “milk” with water, and sometimes even just this recipe:
            Water, raw turmeric root (just 1), stevia or honey and it taste YUUUUMMM!!! 😀 <3

    1. The additions noted above make the turmeric more biologically available to the body. Capsules (as far as I’ve seen) only contain turmeric.

    2. I make the paste because of the cost, you can buy organic tumeric powder very reasonably where as the caps are just over priced, also i can do more with the paste and only make it once every 2 weeks, it keeps well in the fridge.

      1. Steph Harris, I read your comment about making turmeric paste and adding honey & cinnamon to it. I just joined the group to get info on treating arthritis with turmeric. I bought about a half pound of organically grown turmeric powder before I read that the paste calls for fresh turmeric root. Can I substitute the powder for the fresh and still have the potency and efficacy? If substitution is okay, is there a recipe? I could only find the fresh root recipe for Golden Paste. Thank you so much.

        1. Becky, the recipe mentioned above involves organic turmeric powder and not fresh roots. Good quality organic turmeric powder will deliver good therapeutic results.

    3. Turmeric capsules provide you with curcumin only while turmeric powder has a number of therapeutic compounds. Also capsules are not recommended on long term. Additionally dietary turmeric does not interfere with any other medicines or supplements. Hence paste is recommended over capsules as a preventative measure

      1. Can I make the paste and put them into capsules? I have asthma and didnt know if it would work the same. Havent done any turmeric yet. If it would work in capsule form, i would buy a machine and stuff the capsule! What do you think? Thanks
        I also have fibro and ? RA and or connective tissue disease.

        1. Turmeric has anti-asthma property. It helps in relieving pain in fibromyalgia. And it is also proven to outperform conventional anti-arthritic medicines. So its definitely advisable to take turmeric paste. If you plan to take it in capsules, that is very much possible but there are chances that the capsule might melt; so you would have to take it within a short time period of making it.
          You could make the Golden Paste and mix with milk and consume it. That would perhaps take care of the taste.
          https://www.turmericforhealth.com/turmeric-recipes/benefits-of-turmeric-milk
          https://www.turmericforhealth.com/general-info/10-easy-and-awesome-ways-to-use-turmeric-or-golden-paste

  51. I make my turmeric paste as recipe then I add a decent dollop of honey and a teaspoon of cinnamon, makes it taste really good, cinnamon is good for blood sugar but will it detract any of the goodness of the paste?

    1. I have heard that golden paste is also good as an Alzheimer preventative. True?
      If so, how much should you take? (tsp per day)

      1. Yes turmeric is good for preventing Alzheimer’s. You can take 1/2 -1/4 tsp of Golden Paste initially and increase the dose to 1-2 tsp 2-3 times a day or how it suits you.

    2. Feed it to him and watch his stool. Often times animals get diarrhea when they first start on it, if this is the case lessen the dose. I hope he feels better!

    3. Exterra paste can be put directly on the eye ball and lid. It is herbal but I used it on a tumor on my ponies eye. Apply 2-3 times a month! But I would still use the golden paste orally

      1. I would be careful about using anything in the eye as it can scratch the cornea. Commercial products have to be filtered through minute filters because even the smallest particle can scratch. You also have to be careful with sterility.

    4. both – I put turmeric on a cotton pad soaked in castor oil & applied as a bandage to my cat who had a mammary gland tumor under her armpit- leave on as long as possible. I know it is tricky esp. the area & placement but read up on castor oil – it is amazing! & the numeric brings the tumor to the surface & cuts inflammation & toxins
      Add as much as can be tolerated to the donkeys food directly or give as a golden milk – tumeric paste with pepper & add wheat grass, barley, chlorella & other greens to his food—wheat grass can be ground into paste & applied directly to cancer area…

  52. its hard work grinding the peppercorns fresh to get 1 1/2 teaspoons, is there an easier way? just made it with 7tbsp coconut oil (it was solid but melted well) then ended up putting in a lot more turmeric as it was quite watery

    1. I grind peppercorn in my coffee grinder. Grinding it very fine. I warm my turmeric in coconut oil first. Coconut oil can take high heat. Then I add the water. At the end i add the pepper and olive oil to keep the mixture from becoming hard. Stays soft even in refrigerator

    2. I just put 1/2 tsp turmeric & 1/2 tsp ground black pepper in 3 large table spoons of peanut butter stir it up good and eat 1 table spoon of it morning..lunch and dinner. with a full glass of water and a reg. size meal… been a few days now…skin feels amazing..over all body feels good…more energy…bad thing…bad breath..Yikes..

        1. Instead of turmeric paste, I take apart one capsule of turmeric supplement, add a tsp coconut oil and put it on her food every day.

      1. Hi Tammy – just checking in to see if you’re still consuming the turmeric, ground black pepper, peanut butter? How do you feel etc.? Thank you Mike

    3. Hi.Black pepper powder is not advised since the active ingredient piperine is volatile and if that is lost curcumin’s absorption will not be efficient. Do you use a good quality pepper mill? Even a coffee grinder or mortar pestle would do.
      Turmeric paste should be first prepared/cooked with water and then oil should be added as directed above.

  53. I’ve just spent an hour plus on this site (and some others), trying to find out how much of the Golden Paste to consume each day! I have gleaned that its best to have small amounts several times daily, and have seen all sorts of “recommended amounts” for cancer, arthritis etc, but some are in grams, some mg, some teaspoons etc. The information is probably in plain sight and I’m missing it!
    How much of the Golden Paste would be a good theraputic dose for arthritis, fibromyalgia, chronic fatique? And how long on a theraputic amount?
    Then, for general every day lifestyle that includes Golden Paste how much (I plan to take it 3x daily, every day)
    Please note I’m looking specifically how much to take in the form of the Golden Paste – NOT just the powder or whatever. So I’d like it in teaspoons or Tablespoons! Not ounces, not mgs, not grams
    Thank you so much!

    1. I just take half a teaspoon of the paste in hot water at bed time, you can use it in hot milk instead but I find that too ‘heavy’. This keeps my arthritis pain at night at a bearable level.

    2. Kim, I came accross 1/8 to a 1/2 tsp. to start. Increasing over time to a teaspoon and so on until you are tolerating it and then increasing dosage to meet your needs. This would include upping the dosage for a few days to tablespoon(s) for curative/immediate pain relief .

    3. 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder equals 1.5 grams. The “preventive” dosage is between 1 and 3 grams of turmeric root powder daily in divided doses. The “curative” dosage is between 4.5 and 8 grams daily in divided doses. By a “curative” dose they mean dosages for acute diseases. Diabetes. Cancer. Serious osteoarthritis, etc.

      The truth is, you can take up to 4.5 grams daily even at the preventative level. It’s a spice, after all.

      4.5 grams to 8 grams daily has only been known to after quite a long period cause stomach issues, including at the extreme, ulcers.

      But, you got to wonder. What’s worse? Out of control prostate cancer or stomach ulcers? Debilitating arthritis or some acid indigestion?

      Golden milk paste is simmered to a thick consistency with only coconut oil added. So, in this form it isn’t diluted much. I would say 1 teaspoon of golden milk paste is roughly equal to 1 teaspoon dry root powder. Guess you could toss in an extra 1/4 – 1/8 of a teaspoon just to get the full effect.

      Happy healing!!!!

      1. Have just weighed a single slightly rounded teaspoon of turmeric powder from the grocery store which came in a 400 gm bag. I used accurate digital scales and the single teaspoon weighed almost 5 grams. Not to be argumentative but I think your measurement is a little off.

          1. Are you weighing the raw powder or with the measuring device and not subtracting weight of the measuring spoon? I would dump the tsp onto the kitchen scale for an accurate reading

    4. Hi kIm jw if you have arthritis, fibro and chronic fatigue have you ever checked in to Lyme disease? Those are all symptoms. It doesn’t always show up in blood work but their is an online questionnaire you can look at to see. If you google Dr. Horowitz questionnaire on lyme you can see if you have any other symptoms. Sorry if I’m wrong and not trying to scare you. I have Lyme and was misdiagnosed for a few years and I hate to hear of people suffering and not getting proper diagnosis. Cheers. <3

      1. Angie, I have Lyme and a couple of co-infections. Do you find the Tumeric Paste helpful? I made it last week and have been taking 3 tsp a day, along with a turmeric/cucumin supplement. My body feels stronger, though not sure if it’s a result of the paste or the herbs I started taking a couple of weeks ago. Still dealing with neuro symptoms, but see an improvement there, as well. Thanks!

    5. take the paste- 1 TBS. in food (Indian curry) or in a smoothie, juice or “milk” made from non-dairy: almond or cashew milk with cardamom, ginger, black pepper (helps assimilate – just the turmeric powder alone isn’t- just reg. pepper is fine), cinnamon, coconut oil as many times a day as you want- helps with sleep before bed-
      flax seed oil, ghee (clarified butter) or UDO’s 3-6-9 oil is best added also (all organic) Best of Health!

    6. Same here. Why did you change from teaspoons to ml?
      Who knows how much 70 ml is?
      I converted it and got ounces, still not useable. Give the amount of coconut oil in teaspoons, please.

    7. Hi. You should start with 1/4-1/2 tsp a day and gradually increase the intake to 1-2 tsp a day 2-3 times a day or how it suits you. Some individuals even consume as much as 2 tablespoons a day so it depends on what suits you. A therapeutic dose would be one that relieves pain or ailment and does not cause side effects. Golden Paste can be taken for life.

  54. in regards to black pepper? i read on here that you have to buy the whole peppercorns and grind them right before you make this or it wont be as effective? is this true? i bought some certified organic ground black pepper, will that not be effective?

  55. Anyone know what the best kind of pan to cook this in would be? Is metal ok? In cooking Chinese herbs they say to use NO metal.

  56. I have been using the Golden paste in my food, 1tsp. in the morning and 1 tsp. in the evening. It has been only about 4 1/2 weeks. So far, I have not noticed anything major, except my skin seems better, brighter. I am waiting for relieve of my osteoarthritis symptoms. Is it too soon still to get results? I also take a vitamin supplement, CoQ10, Fish Oil, Calcium. vitamin C. Vitamin D, potassium.Beta Carotin. and high Blood Pressure Med. I was told I also have Osteoporosis, but I refused to take the med.with horrendous side effects, Plus, I have fallen many times through the years and never have broken anything. I have heard that all those meds are gold mines for the pharmaceutical Co. Should I continue with the paste, I feel it is too soon to get results. What do you think?
    .

    1. My dad fracture his spine and was diagnosed with a severe osteoporosis the doctor recomended an anual injection and the results are incredible

      1. Hi Debbie, can you share your experience with K2, please? I refused to start Prolia and went on my own to start K2MK7 one month ago. No side effects so far, feel well and very active. No health symptoms but lab reports say high calcium and high PTH. Never broke a bone, no high blood pressure, simply no signs of anything.
        Hard to believe a lab report with no symptoms.
        Thanks, Debbie!

    2. I suggest you go off dairy ..worst thing for bones despite the propaganda we have had all our lives..it is made for baby cows not humans and cannot be absorbed. worst still is that it actually leaches the calcium out of your bones as it is so acidic to our system. have almond milk instead it is full of bioavailable calcium.

    3. Ernestine, sounds like you need a magnesium spray oil to hell with the Osto. Spray it on your legs before bed each day!
      It is called transdermal magnesium oil! Works!

        1. You can get it at health stores but I buy magnesium flakes from amazon andake my own. Its easy and so much cheaper.

    4. Not to change the subject away from tumeric but you may want to check out info on herbal infusions from Susun Weed. There are a couple of herbs, when used in an infusion (ie. One oz of herb steeped over night in a quart jar and drunk thought out the day) that are helpful for osteoporosis.

    5. I think you are right. I, too, refuse to take those killer meds doctors push onto patients who have never fractured. There is a disclaimer on their PDFs which clearly states that any patient who has never fractured should NOT be started on these meds but my endos disregard this warning.

    6. Most definitely continue with the Golden Paste. It’s all natural, from God’s hand, not manmade or chemically made. Go to You Tube and listen to the truth about cancer. The results are amazing. There are about 10 episodes. Amazing listening! Whether you have cancer or not, so helpful and preventative for everyday life!

      1. many foods (rice and herb/turmeric ) grown in India have pesticides and arsenic (in the soil) so BEWARE of anything you buy in an Indian store. you can get everything you need (including basmati rice that is NOT tainted with arsenic =if you buy ORGANIC- GROWN in CALIFORNIA) at health food store…never Indian stores

    1. if you dont mind overspending and as long as you onky use the powder and dont include the gel caps. i know of someone who threw the whole capsules! that was totally damaged and wasted!

    2. No you can not.
      Golden paste is designed to be made using whole turmeric or curcuma raw or powder…curcumin is a main component of turmeric and account for aprox 3% of turmeric.

    3. You can do that but it is preferable to use organic turmeric powdr since it has more than just curcumin. You can first make the paste with turmeric powder, cool it and then add the capsule powder if you wish.

  57. I have been using Golden Paste with my dogs for the last 6 months or so, my oldest 11 yrs had horrid dry skin so bad it was raw and what I would consider to be cysts or moles that would open and sometimes bleed. Now she’s got her fur back, not itching as much, cysts have either gone away or not bleeding any more and shrinking plus she acts like she’s 8 again, playing and running.

    I give her and my other dog 1/4 tsp per 10 lbs,daily in their food starting off with just 1/4 tsp and working to her weight in weekly increments {IE: 40# = 1 tsp thus week 1=1/4 tsp week 2=1/2 tsp week 3=1/3 tsp week 4=1 tsp}

      1. I have 2 small dogs one has seizures he takes phenobarb the vet ordered still had seizures then I started giving him small amts of cannibas butter still might have a seizure but now they are not nearly as violent and last ont 1 minute instead of 3

        1. Sharon – Just FYI, you might look at the pet food. My dog had seizures and was on pheno for a long time (and still had seizures even when on the meds). An acquaintance mentioned that their dog had previously had seizures and they found it was related to the food he was eating. Low and behold, I was feeding my pup the same food (Purina crap / Beneful). Once I took him off that food and went basically grain/preservative free he stopped having seizures and was seizure free for the remainder of his life (5 yrs). Good luck.

          1. The very same thing happened to my Lhasa Apso he was having seizures about once a month and they seem to be getting more frequent I change their food from Beneful which I thought was good and we have not had one since that was a year ago amazing

  58. Hi… apologies if this was asked before, but there were a lot of comments to skim through! What about fresh turmeric root? My local store sells it, and I was wondering if I could simmer slices of that with ginger -and would it be as effective as the powdered or paste?

    1. Thanks for posting the question about fresh turmeric root. I, too use the fresh stuff and either grind it myself or rely on a local organic farmer to grind it. Seems it would be much more potent than the dried stuff (but who knows?).

    2. It would be effective but the only problem is that you would need large quantities of turmeric and the fibres of the root would make it slightly less palatable.

  59. Is there any harmful effect on the kidneys for someone who has had a radical cystectomy? RC = removal of the bladder resulting in a urinary stoma.

  60. I’ve been making this paste for a year now I add it to a freshly squeezed lemon juice and add water in a pint glass. It looks like orange juice. I am totally pain free from arthritis and sciatica. Who knows what other diseases it’s prevented me from getting as I haven’t been ill in all that time not even the yearly dose of flu. Love it.

    1. How much of the paste do you add to your lemon water and how many times a day do you do this? My husband has sciatica, hoping this will help

    1. Rachel, do not worry too much about the texture as it may also depend upon how fine your turmeric powder was. If you have followed the steps, then everything is fine 🙂

        1. Since turmeric has proven to be so effective with tumors and inflammations I would venture to think it should be effective against pancreatitis, I would definitely try it and stay with it for at least 3 months, enough time to notice the benefits , I would begin with low doses 1/2 tsp/day twice /day and gradualy increase it

      1. Do you have to cook the tumeric in water or can you just heat it in coconut oil and add the pepper to it? Is the cooking necessary?

  61. You’re right. I had severe shoulder pain from a vehicular accident in 1998 in spite of continuing therapies and pain relievers. Fortunately, I learned about turmeric about 2 years ago and since then, I have not felt the pain anymore. .

      1. This is a little crazy making. I did not use peppercorns, it says ground pepper and that is what I used. It turned out good. I also would like the use of teaspoons/tablespoons/cups, instead of ml.

      2. Does it matter if I use Golden Paste or powder? I just found this site, hoping turmeric will help my palmar plantar psoriasis, it has gotten bad. Some times I cannot stand to be on my feet and my feet and hands peel, crack and bleed. 2 days ago I started mixing 1/4 tsp ground turmeric, l tea. coconut oil and a shake of black pepper, stir and add 1/4 cup milk kefir, stir real good and drink. Doing this 3 times daily and pray. Sure hope it helps. Has anyone ever heard of turmeric helping with psoriasis on feet and hands?

  62. Hi I got the organic Tumeric powder I got the coconut oil , I got black ground pepper, also organic powder ginger, if I wanted to drink this daily (not in paste form) how can I mix it and how much of each. Could I put this in hot water and drink it ,mix with green tea or any other tea for that matter, if so again how much of each should I use

    1. There is no hard and fast rule to take turmeric – you can mix it is whatever you want just these guidelines 1) Use best quality ingredients 2) do not take more than 1-1.5 tsp per day of powder, start slow and then increase to this max dose 3) best to have this after food as turmeric increase acid formartion and thus some people may have stomach issues. 3) you need to take black pepper and fats along side to ensure its absorbed.

        1. You could skip the black pepper in Golden Paste recipe. Oil also helps in absorption. Or you could use ginger powder instead.

    2. I just made a tea for me and my family to fight off these snotty noses roaming around me. I used honey along with black pepper, fresh ginger, turmeric, mint leaves, lemon juice, cinnamon sticks and bam! I have a cold and snotty nose fighting delicious concoction that my 5 year old is downing with great joy right now…

    3. Hi I’ve been mixing 1/4 spoon of Tumeric, 1/8 of ground pepper,1/8 of ground ginger, 1/8 of ground cinnamon , and 1 teaspoon of coconut oil . First I mix all the above in a glass then add lees than half acup of oj is this considered a good mix and if I add cumin would I be mixing too many spices?

  63. I harvested several kilos recently from just a couple of pieces I stuck in the garden a year or so ago! Froze some, fermented some, and gave a lot away. That was before I knew anything about it except that it’s good in curries, along with many other healthful spices.

  64. this is simply the best way to take turmeric .. i have tried several other things noting works as good as this one. well i do not take it as it is. i add it almost all the things we cook at home. this way the whole family can take it

  65. I have Hemochromatosis it is a genetic disorder that causes me to have too much Iron in my body. I stumbled across a Natural Doctor through a web search that has Hemochromatosis as well. One of the things he gave me to use was Turmeric Cream. After literally a dozen doctors and with no results or help from any of them until I went to this doctor. I don’t know which of the 4 things specifically helped me the most but what I do know is that every time I run out of the Turmeric Cream I start feeling bad. I tried to make my own cream once but all I did was add Turmeric to some melted Coconut oil. Needless to say that was a mess:) I am going to try to make this cream and see how it goes but judging from the pictures this will work better than my first attempt at making a cream.

    1. Jeff, I would really appreciate it if you could give me the name of the Natural Doctor you found through your web search. I have a son who is suffering with vertigo, and we’ve found no one that can help him thus far. Thanks, Terri

      1. Hi Terri
        If you liive in Perth Western Australia then I suggest you contact Mr Alexander Ring at Mounts Bay Physio, he fixed my 43 year old daughter who has suffered all her life with vertigo also my 90 year old father plus of course me. I was losing 4 weeks pay in one stretch every year and had many single days of work as well. He is called a vestibular physio. Have you researched vertigo? If yes, then you’ll know why it happens. If not then do so. No medication works because of the nature of the problem. I hope you find a physio that performs the procedure, I believe in America the doctors also treat vertigo in the same way. Good luck, it’s a terrible condition to live with.
        Rosemary

    2. Thanks for sharing your success with us. My brother healed his carpel-tunnel syndrome with daily turmeric after his doctor recommended surgery as the only way to alleviate his symptoms. He has consumed turmeric daily and symptoms have not returned after several years.

      1. Exactly I suffer from chronic RA & am keen to try the turmeric golden paste to see if it will help me . Lord knows the things I have tried over the years to no avail . the pain is so debilitating & depressing .

      1. Its an expression in a vernacular reflecting the maturity of the user lacking intellectual eloquence; an example of having been dumbed-down.

          1. WooHoo! dumbed down version of Sweet! Excellent! Finally something to look forward to? Ok! That works – I am going to try this for the Rheumatoid my body suffers from. I am looking forward to it working, the toxin removal did not help…… I will try anything (nearly) to get away from this debilitating pain which I consider stupid – the pain that is. I have been given an alternate combination including 1tsp cinnamon at thee end with the black pepper.

      1. thank you very much. Is there a chart on how much to give a dog or person because i am thinking about trying it for my aches and pains.

  66. I make a tonic that I would like to make as a paste instead. Is there any reason why these ingredients shouldn’t be incorporated together: All organic – coconut oil, Bragg’s ACV, lemon juice, raw honey, Ceylon cinnamon, ground ginger. ground turmeric,fresh ground black peppercorns, Cayenne pepper ,purified water . I will follow the recipe but with these ingredients.

      1. It is honestly the best! I use turmeric in my cooking, give it to my dogs…can dye my t-shirts with it…it is incredible!

    1. I myself have asked the admin here for reasons why turmeric needs to be cooked. He said something about needing to research it more, still waiting.

      1. Hi, thanks for the wait. I have been trying to establish that heating turmeric does not cause problems in terms of its properties. Most research says it does not but a few say it does. I plan to publish a separate article on that soon. But the moderate / short time heating is not going to cause any problems. Also – turmeric need not to be cooked as such to get its benefits. But as its a spice its always been related with cooking.

        1. OK. Well, there are studies that show it does need to be heated and when I asked at a Facebook group about juicing raw turmeric, I was told it would not be effective unheated. What do you think?

      1. Thanks for that. I have started using it for my dog from a good few days ago. Can i just ask if you have a rough idea how long i should use it for before seeing any results. Just, so i can watch, evaluate whether its helping or not. Thanks once again

        1. It may take time. But based on other experiences you should see a difference in 1 months time. Also, you can slightly increase the dosage if its possible to do so.

          1. Thankyou and i have increased the dose to 1/2 teaspoon and will try 1 full teaspoon next week and stop there as that seems to be the max dose. Thankyou for you advice, we see a difference already, hes just happier, playing with the other dogs something he had stopped doing.. Thanks.

    1. Of course you can. Rose hip Vital is another good powder. Ginger etc,,, there are heaps of spices and herbs that benefit your dogs. If they are receiving treatment for cancer or pregnant, I would ask as I don’t think it’s a good idea

  67. Can you specify on how to take the right dose of golden paste? A teaspoon? Half a teaspoon? How many times a day? Thanks!

    1. It needs to be ground organic. I order mine from Frontier coop. Some Health food stores might have it. Probably wont find it in the regular grocery store. Buy in bulk.

    1. You must make sure that it hasn’t had it curcumin removed. Usually contains 3 to 5%. That’s the active ingredient. If your on Facebook, join Tumeric Users Group;-) All the info is there.

  68. Good morning, thank you for this great website. I’ve started using the golden turmeric paste 3 weeks ago and last week my shoulder/arm pain stopped! But in the weekend I got ill and was wondering if it was the turmeric as my stomach was very funny. I stopped taking it and the pain in my shoulder/arm is back! So back on it as I’m sure I had a bug and it had nothing to do with the turmeric. But what is the right dose if you use the golden paste recipe? Twice a day 1/2 a teaspoon? Thank you!

    1. No set dose, but that’s about the amount I take. Everytime I walk by fridge I get a little. Better to have small doses throughout the day, not one big one;-)

  69. I have a 4year old American Bulldog that was just diagnosed with cancer. Although, after surgery he is in remission, the cancer cells are very aggressive and 2 vets were only slightly optimistic. He started chemo 2 weeks ago and I’ve been making the Tumeric paste (I add raw honey to the mix, I just eyeball it) and put it on his food. The vets were very concerned about his white blood cell count. I got a call today after the vet drew my dogs blood Tuesday, that he is doing GREAT. She, the vet sounded very optomistic. I’m not one to necessarily believe in miracle cures, but for now, he’s doing great and I’m going to start putting it on my food also. For those that want to know, he weighs 104lbs and I drizzle 2 tablespoons over his food, warmed up slightly in the microwave.

    1. Hi Gina, congrats with the great results! I have a slight remark, heating the food/tumeric up in the microwave will destroy a lot op the “power” it’s better to heat it another way! Microwaves are a waist of almost every vitamin or mineral and really should be thrown out of the kitchen. Good luck with your dog, I hope he’ll be okay and gets better soon!

    1. Hi Karin. please scrub it / peel it. Some people do use the whole too. You really need to wash them properly if you plan to use them as whole.

    2. You should buy Organic Ground Tumeric from a reliable source. Make sure the curcumin has not been removed. If You are on Facebook join the group Tumeric Users Group. Very helpful.

  70. Just wondering if a side effect is itching? My 10 year old dog has been very itchy for the past week or so (we started GP on May 16). She also has the “cat pee” smell even though I’ve added the Ceylon cinnamon to my last batch as well as have given her a bath. So, I’m curious as to whether she should be taking it (I’m hoping she can as she has degenerative disc disease and we are keeping an eye on her thyroid due to high levels and nodules (possible carcinoma)). Thank you.

    1. Hi Jude, I am not sure about pets. But I can refer to this awesome FB group – Turmeric for Health – It has around 85,000 members. Has super helpful admins and is more oriented towards pets and turmeric.

  71. I have been taking 1 t. of tumeric paste (1/2 t. in the am and 1/2 t. in the pm). I put it in my coffee or tea with some honey and creamer. It has taken away my shoulder pain and I no longer take Mobic. Turmeric is a wonderful anti-inflammatory spice. I intend to take this for the rest of my life. Is that okay???

    1. Not even okay but it is what you should be doing! Turmeric is not like modern medicine – which needs to be taken after you have a trouble. It is most effective to prevent health issues.

    2. Yes, of course! Turmeric is the best natural anti-inflammatory there is…I take it and so do my dogs…

        1. I mix 1/2 tsp of turmeric with 2 tbsps. olive oil. I am interested after having read so much info about the GP…with pepper etc. How do you use it?

          1. We use it in almost curries and foods we cook. So it is taken care of very easily. Then I love my turmeric milk 🙂

    1. I make Turmeric paste with Turmeric powder, coconut oil, raw honey, freshly ground pepper and quercetin powder. Roll into small balls, freeze on a tray and then place into a ziploc bag, Always available to me, don’t go bad and they taste great!

    1. I would make sure it is organic. There is no industry standard definition for “virgin coconut oil” as there is in the olive oil industry for “virgin” and “extra virgin” olive oil. Today, there are many coconut oils on the market that are labeled as “virgin coconut oil,” or “extra virgin coconut oil.”

      1. Good point, Agreed. Virgin coconut oil is a marketing term. In case of organic too, please make sure it is certified organic and not “self proclaimed” organic.

      1. Not possile to cold extract coconut oil. Coconut milk is extracted by heat and coconut oil is skimmed from the milk.Most manufacturers have a you tube link, go watch.

    1. Sorry, I did not get you? Oil is always measured in ml. If you do not have a precise method to measure just pour oil in a 100 ml beaker and approximate 70 ml. There is no hard and fast rule here 🙂

      Not sure if this helped. Let me know.

      1. Coconut oil is generally a solid. In the US, this means it is generally measured out in a dry measuring scoop, which are seldom marked in ml. Liquid measuring cups are usually marked in both cups and ml

        1. Thanks Heather for insight. My bad. I was just thinking it based on my place, here coconut oil is almost always liquid (except maybe 1-2 months).

          1. I can relate. I live in the NT and my coconut oil is almost always liquid.
            Feeding a tumeric oil and pepper mix to a horse with sarcoidosis at the moment. Horseland stocks bags of tumeric much to my daylight!

  72. When making my first batch of golden paste I goofed and put the pepper into the water at the same time as the turmeric instead of when the cooking was over. Is there a reason for holding back on the pepper until the end of cooking? I’m asking because I’m not real happy with the paste and had to add a lot of honey to be able to eat it.

    1. Hi,

      As such there is no issue in that. The taste of the paste will have to be improved by hit and trial 🙂 Best part is you can always add things you love to make it taste better.

  73. Can you tell me what the benefits are of making turmeric paste? Why wouldn’t we just use turmeric powder in whatever we are cooking? I can’t find an answer as to why one should make the effort to make turmeric paste.

    1. Hi Nicole,

      Good question. 🙂 I guess the answer lies in preference. Why some people want to eat raw apple and others as juice.

      In India, putting raw powder is prevalent and most of us never think of making a paste. But as turmeric’s popularity is increasing so are its ways to take. Further, in paste form you also add black pepper, and maybe healthy oils in it. Which can improve its overall benefits and bioavailability.

      but yes, if you are already taking turmeric powder in your diet it does not matter in what way – its fine!

      1. If I might clarify the question, we would like to know when measuring the coconut oil should we in the US first melt it into a liquid, or put the solid form as it is sold here into the measuring cup?

  74. Hello, thanks so much for this recipe. I would like to make turmeric paste to make Golden milk every day. But I want to use fresh turmeric root, rather than turmeric powder. Do you know how I could make turmeric paste using turmeric root instead of powder? Thank you

    1. Hi, the process is just the same, just make the paste of the root, no need to boil water. Just mix all ingredients. I would make small quantities of the paste so that it can be consumed in 1-2 days. Just that it may taste a bit different than powder (infact it tastes better :)) . Make sure you take care of the max turmeric dosages while making it.

      1. Hi, I am sorry, probably being stupid here, I’m confused how do I make a paste of the hard root? I have the root and I have never made GP before, I don’t want to get it wrong. Thanks in advance.

        1. Hi Paula, golden paste is best made using powder. You can of course use root (after grating it) to make a paste but there may be issues in terms of preserving it etc. We have not made it using fresh root ourselves – but are sure that as the root itself has moisture and oil, you may want to use less of water to start with. Other things can be kept same. In the end, its hit and trial in most cases with golden paste and best thing is taste / texture etc. do not matter too 🙂 Just do not make too much as preservation maybe an issue.

  75. Made my 1st batch of this yesterday and I love it!! Originally wanted to make it for my collie Chap who is 10 1/2 and has arthritis and so I have been reading how amazing this would be for our health in general. So I used it in my homemade soup yesterday, just put a tablespoon and mixed it in, it was so amazing!!! Putting it in Chaps raw food too and he loves it. I really think it will help with inflammation and he will feel better very soon!!! What a great recipe to try~

  76. Side Note: you must use the black pepper in this paste to activate the Curcuma in the Turmeric (healing Agent) and it must be ground peppercorns…

    1. Turmeric can be used in many ways. I use the paste to make Golden Milk. Heat one teaspoon paste with one teaspoon coconut oil and 1 cup or more of almond milk. Delicious! Add honey to taste–healthy replacement for hot cocoa and a change from tea,

        1. Nope you can buy almond milk. Its made from ground almonds and is cholesterol and lactose free. As it doesnt come from an animal it is both vegertarian and vegan safe.

        2. I buy Almond Milk, the lowest calorie form of the almond milk, and/or use Coconut water or Milk when I make my smoothies with the turmeric. I keep the paste in the refrigerator for only 4 weeks at the most, and add it to soups, chili, smoothies, etc. But make certain my intake of the paste is 1 teaspoon twice a day.

      1. Hello. I’ve just found this site. If I was to make Golden Milk, would one teaspoon of paste be the daily dosage of turmeric? Thanks.

        1. Please start with 1/2 and if things are fine (as some experience stomach trouble starting with large dosage) then in 4-5 days you can take upto 1.5 easily.

          1. Hi, what kind of stomach trouble. Iv actually started getting heart burn where it feels like I may have a heart attack coming on. Is this common?

          2. Hi, yes turmeric cause acid increase in stomach and thus this can happen. How much are you taking and are you taking it just after meals? Taking it with meals can control the problem. Also best to start with 1/4 tsp per day.

    2. cooking it incorporates it with the water, you cannot use just any turmeric spice, it must contain 4% Curcuma, which is the healing agent….so a good turmeric is needed and it does work wonders on humans and pets both, amazing.