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An Herbalist Advice: Golden Milk

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The golden milk, also known as turmeric milk, is used to cure the common cold, congestion, sore throat, and even depression. This is commonly used in India and other lower Asian countries. It’s inevitable, we all deal with the common colds, sore throats and depression. Whenever I am dealing with a sore throat or even feeling a little down, I make this drink. It automatically starts to work and makes me feel better on the inside, as well on the outside. You can even make it on a cold winter’s day to heal yourself.

The recipe is very easy to follow and you shouldn’t have any problems whatsoever.

Recipe:
2 cups of milk (or substitute coconut milk)
1 teaspoon dried turmeric (or one-half inch fresh turmeric thinly sliced or diced)
1 teaspoon dried ginger (or one-half inch fresh ginger thinly sliced or diced)
A sprinkle of black pepper.
Honey to taste

Golden Milk Steps:
Place milk in a saucepan over medium heat. Add turmeric, ginger, and pepper. Stir well if you are using the dried spices. Let the milk begin to simmer — small bubbles will form on the sides of the saucepan. Stir.
Allow to heat for another minute or two being careful not to let the milk overheat. Continue to stir at this point to get better heat distribution and so that you don’t end up distracted in your kitchen and end up with boiled turmeric in your burner pans.
Turn off heat, cover, and allow the mixture to sit for ten minutes or so to improve the infusion. Strain the milk through a strainer if you have used fresh ingredients. Serve warm.

If you are dealing with the common cold, or have the symptoms, then turn on the stove top and make the delicious drink. If you are feeling down, this drink will lift your spirits in a positive way.

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