main ingredient in this recipe is curcuma (Arabic
kurkum meaning "turmeric").
Curcuma is part of the ginger family, Zingiberaceae,
found naturally in many parts
of Asia. The curcuma, also known as Indian saffron,
is extracted from the roots of the
plant curcuma longa with deep orange look. Being a
member of the ginger family,
curcuma is bitter and pungent.
It contains ingredients that positively affect over
the curcuma provides anti-inflammatory,
antiseptic and analgesic
properties, strengths the immune system, regulates
metabolism and body weight, improves memory, and regulates
blood pressure. Perhaps, the most important news
about the curcuma is its ANTICANCER
properties, as recent studies are proving.
Yogi Bhajan was a Master of Kundalini Yoga, Humanology
This is one of many recipes given by him.
First prepare a golden yellow Turmeric (curcuma) paste
- 3 tbsp of Turmeric powder and
- 1/4 tsp of Blk
Pepper (a recent revision - radically
increases the bioavailability of Curcumin)
- 1 cup of pure water
a saucepan and simmer, covered at low heat for 8-15
minutes. It will form a
thick paste. There is an important reaction that takes
place at 8 minutes.
will keep for 2 weeks in a jar.
(2) to a saucepan add:
- 8-10 oz of Raw Milk (Almond Milk is the next best
- 1 Tbsp of Almond oil (best), Sesame oil or Ghee
- 1 tsp of this Turmeric paste as prepared above
While stirring on a low heat, bring the milk just
to the boiling point and
remove from heat.
- add honey, to taste, after it has cooled to 130
(passes the pinkie test)
so as not to destroy the enzymes.
Variation: I like to add below 1/4 teaspoon of fresh
ground Nutmeg and 1 tsp
of Ceylon Cinnamon
- You can also blend in an electric blender to make
a light, foamy drink.
- From the Earth Clinic Website: Gurudev Kaur Khalsa,
a Sat Nam Rasayan
healer and Kundalini Yoga teacher in Los Angeles sent
us this Ayurvedic tea for
lubricating the joints. Gurudev tells us that the
almond oil is a very important
part of this recipe. Turmeric is called "the internal
healer" in Ayurveda.
Turmeric is also a blood purifier and is best known
for its ability to help the
female reproductive organs. Some research indicates
that turmeric may be of
value in preventing diabetes and cancer.
- 1/8 teaspoon turmeric, 3 cardamom pods (optional),
1/4 cup water. Simmer
5 to 7 minutes, then add : 1 cup of milk, 2 tablespoons
almond oil (cold pressed).
Bring just to the boiling point (but do not boil).
Add honey or maple syrup to taste.
Sip slowly as a hot tea. One benefit of cardamom is
it lessens the effects of the
lactose for those with intolerance to it. Also, as
good as maple syrup tastes it is
honey that is the more potent ingredient and will
yield greater benefits.
more on the combining
Black Pepper and Turmeric