Turmeric milk

Golden milk or Turmeric milk is a traditional cure for cold and cough. It has been used for the same purpose for adults and children since ancient times. It is a simple drink made with milk by adding turmeric and black pepper to it.

In addition, turmeric has various health benefits – it has antioxidants and fights infections, it is anti-inflammatory, can soothe the stomach and treat stomach related problems and can even fight cancer. All this makes golden milk a truly all rounded health drink. Although turmeric (Curcuma longa) requires no evidence to support its benefits, here are some listed.

Research evidence(s)

Evidence 1

In conclusion, the studies reveal that the ability of turmeric to scavenge radicals, reduce iron complex and inhibit peroxidation may explain the possible mechanisms by which turmeric exhibits its beneficial effects in relation to its use in cooking and medicine. (Tilak, et al., 2004)


Tilak, J. C., Banerjee, M., Mohan, H. & T.P.A., D., 2004. Antioxidant availability of turmeric in relation to its medicinal and culinary uses. Phytotherapy Research, 18(10).

Evidence 2

Human studies of curcumin in cancer treatment have shown little toxicity and encouraging results. (Wolfbrandt & Mistry, 2011)


Wolfbrandt, A. H. & Mistry, A. M., 2011. Dietary Turmeric Potentially Reduces the Risk of Cancer. Asian Pacific J Cancer Prev, Volume 12, pp. 3169-3173.

Let us take a look at how to make turmeric milk at home.


How to make Golden Turmeric Milk – DIY

  • 1 teaspoon Dry Turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon Black pepper powder
  • Jaggery ((optional))
  • 100 ml Milk
  1. Keep the ingredients handy before you start preparing the milk.
  2. Heat the milk until it becomes warm enough to drink.
  3. Add 1 spoon of dry turmeric powder to warm milk.
  4. Once turmeric is added, add 1 spoon of black pepper powder to the milk.
  5. This step is optional. You can add required amount of jaggery to the warm milk to add sweet taste.
  6. Stir the milk so that the ingredients blend with it.
  7. Once mixed, your turmeric milk should look like this.
  8. You warm golden turmeric milk is ready!

Turmeric milk or Golden milk can be consumed during night, right before going to bed. To find relief, consume this milk continuously for 1 week. You can consume this milk even after you get rid of cough and cold. It reduces of chances of recurrence.

Kripa Sivasubramanian, MBA, earned her Master’s degree in Business. After a long stint in the Technology sector, she took up courses in natural medicine and yoga. Ms. Kripa is certified in Ayurvedic yoga for Dosha. She is also certified by Stanford University School of Medicine in Introduction to Food and Health.

2 replies on “How to make Golden Turmeric Milk – DIY”

  • Madhu
    November 23, 2016 at 10:47 pm

    Congrats to the mother’s team for such a wonderful website. Once you become a mother you think twice or thrice before giving any kind of medicine to your child. This website helps you take care of that in a very nice way. All you have to do is take things from the kitchen shelf and make it yourself.
    Keep adding more DIYs and tips.
    My best wishes to all

  • Yazhini
    November 24, 2016 at 11:08 am

    Thanks a lot Madhu!!

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