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This delicious hot drink is good for the spine and joints. It lubricates all joints and helps to break up calcium deposits. It is highly recommended for arthritis. This recipe has been passed down to us as part of the Kundalini yoga tradition.
1/8 tsp. turmeric (bright yellow spice found in most grocery stores)
1/4 cup water
8 oz. milk (or soy milk if you avoid dairy products)
2 Tbsp. cold-pressed almond oil
honey to taste
Boil turmeric in water for about 8 minutes until it forms a thick paste. If too much water boils away, add a little more water. Meanwhile, bring milk to a boil with the almond oil. As soon as it boils, remove from heat. Combine the two mixtures and add honey to taste.
If you like, you can prepare a reserve supply of turmeric paste by boiling a larger quantity of turmeric and storing it in the refrigerator for up to 40 days.
As a change of pace, whip golden milk in the blender until frothy and serve with a sprinkle of cinnamon.
Try drinking a cup of this for 40 days in a row and observe the differences in your joints. (Try not to skip a day. As with all health programs, consistency is the key to success in Kundalini.)
***Current research in India indicates that it (turmeric) may be of value in preventing diabetes and cancer. It is excellent for the skin and mucous membranes, especially the female reproductive organs. (Foods for Health & Healing, Yogi Bhajan, PhD)
N.B. Turmeric protects the liver against many toxins, inhibits platelet aggregation (blood clotting), and lowers cholesterol. It has antibiotic, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties. (Prescriptions for Nutritional Healing, J. F. Balch M.D., P. A. Balch C.N.C.)