With the advent of the cold weather, I always start to make Golden Milk. It is a delicious, soothing drink that Yogi Bhajan recommended we drink at bedtime. Golden Milk is great for lubricating your joints (both the almond oil and the turmeric help with this). Turmeric is one of Ayurveda's most revered roots. It is a profoundly powerful healer with natural antibiotic properties. Turmeric is believed to help purify the blood, clear the skin, heal reproductive organs, and balance blood sugar.
Yogi Bhajan said that Golden Milk is an essential drink for women and helps the entire female system function. It is also great for people suffering from arthritis and can help break up calcium deposits.
My son was born in India in 1998, where I was living at the time. In India, it is believed that drinking Golden Milk in the last few weeks of pregnancy ensures a simple, easy birth. It is also believed that it will give your child beautiful skin and good health. In addition, turmeric is supposed to be a mild, natural pain killer that can help reduce the pain of childbirth. (Note: Turmeric is a mild uterine stimulant, so it is extremely critical that you consult a doctor before taking any herbs during pregnancy.)
In the last few weeks of my pregnancy, I drank golden milk every night. It was so soothing that it helped me sleep even during the most uncomfortable time of my pregnancy. I had a labor of only 3 1/2 hours. I believe that Golden Milk really contributed to my easy labor. That and following Yogi Bhajan's instructions (as much as I could) to walk 5 miles every day of my pregnancy!
- 1/8 tsp Turmeric
- 1/4 cup Water
- 8 oz Milk
- 2 Tbsp Almond Oil
- Honey or Maple Syrup to taste
- Place water and turmeric in a small sauce pan and bring to a boil, stirring to a paste for 8 minutes.
- Place milk and almond oil in a separate sauce pan and heat until the milk just comes to a boil, then remove from heat.
- Add the turmeric paste to the milk and stir until the milk becomes completely yellow.
- Add honey or maple syrup to taste.
- Drink Warm.
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