This Happened When I Started Drinking Turmeric Golden Milk Before Bed


By Gillian B

The Golden paste is a turmeric-based paste that taken orally provides health benefits to humans as well as animals (dogs and horses). Turmeric, known for is anti-inflammatory properties and used medicinally for over 4,000 years, is excellent for arthritis, skin health, digestion, immune system, and even cancer. Recent studies have confirmed that it may be as effective as 14 different prescription drugs – without the adverse side effects.

Taking it daily in this paste is designed to improve absorption, an easy way to tap into its incredible healing benefits.

How to make Golden Paste:

½ cup turmeric powder

1 cup spring water (+ ½ extra if necessary)

1.5 tsp ground black pepper

5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil


  1. Mix water (1 cup) with turmeric powder in a pan and slowly heat it up and stir for 6-10 minutes until you get a thick paste (add the additional ½ cup water if it is too thick).
  2. Add black pepper and oil and continue stirring until all the ingredients are fully mixed in together.
  3. Allow the paste to cool. Store in the refrigerator in a jar for up to 1-2 weeks.

This recipe was developed by Doug English, a veterinarian who has utilized the ancient healing spice in all manner of animals ranging from dogs to cats to the most exotic types like alpacas and even crocodiles.


Why add Black Pepper? It is beneficial to take black pepper with turmeric because it helps the body absorb turmeric.

A 1992 report in Clinical Pharmacokinetics on black pepper explained why some studies did not show the same benefits of turmeric as the others did. The human body has a tough time utilizing curcumin effectively. However just a small amount of black pepper boosted bioavailability of curcumin by up to 2000%, the study shows.

How to Use Golden Paste: A lot of people incorporate the golden paste into their diet or daily routine, instead of taking it once in a while like a “medication.” The paste can be taken as is in small amount (1/4 tsp) 2 to 3 times a day, or mixed with honey for a better taste.

It also can be added to different dishes: salads, smoothies, curries, rice or soup. Experiment with what tastes better for you.

Recommended Turmeric Dosage:

The University of Maryland Medical Center recommends the following daily dosages for adults:

  • Raw root: 1.5-3 grams
  • Powdered turmeric: 1-3 grams
  • Curcumin standardized powder: 400-600 mg, three times a day
  • Liquid extract (1:1): 30-90 drops
  • Tincture (1:2): 15-30 drops, four times a day

Note: many studies have shown that higher doses of turmeric are needed for greater medicinal benefits. Standard dosage may be better for preventative, every day use.

Golden Milk

Another way to consume turmeric for its many health benefits is in golden milk form.

How to Make Golden Milk:

1 teaspoon of organic coconut oil

1/4 teaspoon of turmeric paste

1 cup of almond milk

Organic, raw, unfiltered honey for taste


Mix all the ingredients together over medium heat except the honey. Do not allow it to boil. Add a bit of honey for taste and drink as soon as it is cool enough.

Check out the quick video below to learn more!

Golden Turmeric Milk Is The Ultimate Bedtime Drink For Sleep And Digestion.

Posted by David Wolfe on Monday, April 18, 2016


So I bet you want to know what happened when I started drinking turmeric milk before bed….

I did it for a two week period as a gentle detox for my digestive system. Turmeric calms and soothes inflammation and also is very detoxifying for the liver and gallbladder. I found that after my little experiment, my digestion was much smoother, no more gas or bloating after eating. As a side bonus, the whites of my eyes are much whiter!

Health Benefits of Turmeric:

What is curcumin? Curcumin is the principle curcuminoid, a compound in turmeric that gives it its yellow color and is also responsible for the amazing health benefits. The percentage of curcumin in turmeric varies depending on type – medicinal or aromatic, as well as where it was grown, and how it was processed. Some percentage of curcumin is lost during the heating process when making turmeric powder, which is why raw turmeric is very healthy.

A 2010 peer-reviewed a research article published in The International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology concluded that “the various effects of curcumin has been widely studied in Western systems of medicine for decades, and has been found to possess antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities. Considering that inflammation plays a major role in most chronic illnesses, anti-inflammatory agents are needed for prevention purposes. Because curcumin inhibits multiple pro-inflammatory pathways and is affordable, this phytochemical should be further explored for prevention and treatment of various chronic diseases.”

Other uses of Turmeric:

Turmeric and Arthritis: In traditional Chinese and Indian Ayurveda medicine, turmeric is used to treat arthritis. A 2006 study found the turmeric helps reduce join inflammation. A different study from the same year found turmeric to have anti-arthritic effect. And a 2012 study provided evidence that curcumin might even be more effective for rheumatoid arthritis than anti-inflammatory drugs.

Turmeric for Digestive Issues: Curcumin stimulates the gallbladder to produce more bile, which may aid digestion. The German Commission E, a scientific advisory board equivalent to the FDA, approved turmeric for digestive problems.

A 2006 double-blind, placebo-controlled trial found curcumin helpful for keeping ulcerative colitis in remission. And a 2013 paper concluded that curcumin is “a very promising new therapeutic option for the treatment of gastrointestinal and hepatic diseases for which present therapies are largely unsatisfactory.”

Turmeric as First Aid: Turmeric can be used to treat wounds, cuts, rashes, bruises, insect bites, and swelling. A 2014 article from Life Sciences concluded that topical application of curcumin has a great therapeutic effect on skin wounds. Also, a 2006 study concluded that it accelerated wound healing.

For a turmeric paste to use topically all you need is 1 part turmeric powder and 8 parts of water (the paste keeps in the freezer). Warning: Do NOT use on open wounds that can get infected.

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Lauren Strec - December 16, 2015

So… what happened when you “started Drinking Turmeric Golden Milk Before Bed?”

    xNarrowPathx - December 16, 2015

    My question too…

    KravTony - December 18, 2015

    read the article. This is what happened.

    I did it for a two week period as a gentle detox for my digestive system. Turmeric calms and soothes inflammation and also is very detoxifying for the liver and gallbladder. I found that after my little experiment, my digestion was much smoother, no more gas or bloating after eating. As a side bonus, the whites of my eyes are much whiter!”

    rabs - July 16, 2016

    since you are too dumb or lazy to read, its probably good for u to choke on those burgers.

      Lauren Strec - July 17, 2016

      Calm down; your aggressiveness displays your lack of intelligence. Everyone can now see this. Gain some peace and maybe you won’t have the desire to attempt internet fights.

      When this article was first published, it was incomplete. After a few people commented about this missing material, the author went back and edited it to include more information. Specifically, the paragraph that coincides with the article title. So, now my comment looks out of place. I will more than likely delete it.

      I hope this provides some clarification and insight. And I hope you can continue to grow into a functioning and wise human being.

        rabs - July 17, 2016

        huggy buggy, i m sorry. <3

Susanmarie8 - December 16, 2015


    Will Keyworth - December 17, 2015

    that’s my thought, too. good grief just plaster us with more friggin ads ok?

    Hoosierdaddy - December 17, 2015

    “So I bet you want to know what happened when I started drinking turmeric milk before bed….

    I did it for a two week period as a gentle detox for my digestive system. Turmeric calms and soothes inflammation and also is very detoxifying for the liver and gallbladder. I found that after my little experiment, my digestion was much smoother, no more gas or bloating after eating. As a side bonus, the whites of my eyes are much whiter!”

      Bay Area Bob - July 10, 2016

      Some people just want to be spoonfed the info. Reading is just *sooooo* boring.

    kderose - January 1, 2016

    you apparently didn’t read the whole article.

    Carrie Jensen - April 6, 2016

    David, wonderful article about the incredible benefits of turmeric! However, you MUST use the right formulation (like “PuraTHRIVE Organic Turmeric Extract at http://WWW.PURATHRIVE.INFO ) or else turmeric will not reach the required levels in your blood stream to achieve the MANY health benefits turmeric offers. Turmeric has been proven to reduce or eliminate pain better than leading prescription medications. The reason is because it doesn’t just fight pain and inflammation…it does so much more! Most of the turmeric supplements you see in stores come in the form of encapsulated powders. The truth is, with turmeric powder you may be getting very little actual benefit. Turmeric powder has a fairly low bioavailability (meaning that a good portion of it is not properly absorbed by your body), so it often is not very fresh. Also, it’s sometimes made with harsh processes that can destroy or degrade turmeric’s healthful components. Unless you use the right formulation, turmeric will not reach the required levels in your blood stream that would be beneficial. PuraTHRIVE Organic Turmeric Extract is an outstanding full-spectrum extract that’s “liposomalized”. Liposomes are a special formulation that encapsulate the turmeric in a phospholipid bi-layer (fats) that increases the bioavailability of turmeric up to 20 times! This formulation takes ALL that raw turmeric has to offer and presents it in a format that your body LOVES to consume. Give this truly revolutionary product a try… you will not believe how quickly you see the effects! Once you do, you will wonder why you did not make turmeric a part of your daily life long time ago!

Herdis - December 17, 2015

I am wondering this too…

Brenda - December 17, 2015

Can I buy this ready made somewhere?

Steven LaBree - December 17, 2015

So the title says Drinking Turmeric Golden Milk and the first item mentioned is the paste. Since the writer apparently does not understand the article, perhaps I will do my own research. I am certainly not trusting anything here.

    Kelly Dunning - June 12, 2016

    You need the paste to make the milk read the entire article before you ignorantly speak on other people’s lack of knowledge

      Steven LaBree - June 13, 2016

      Speaking of ignorant and lack of knowledge, thanks for chiming in. Did someone make you article/response monitor?

        Kelly Dunning - June 13, 2016

        Just found it amusing that you would take the time to write a comment criticizing the author when you clearly didn’t even take the time to read the entire article.

        Kelly Dunning - June 14, 2016

        Just found it amusing that you would take the time to write a comment criticizing the author when you clearly didn’t even take the time to read the entire article.

ike mcmichaels - December 18, 2015

the liver makes bile…the gall bladder stores it

    swm143 - January 14, 2016

    Yes, that is true. But what if a person has had their gall bladder removed. I’ll tell you what happens.
    The bile (which aids in the digestion of fats and other proteins) goes directly into the intestine. This can cause diarrhea, cramping and vomiting. Trust me, I’ve been through all of that because a surgeon said I needed to have my gall bladder removed. A month or so later he told me that that surgery was their medical practice “bread and butter” cause it is easy and they make good money from doing that. If anyone has any helpful information about living without a gall bladder please email me at: Thank you!

BrokenArrow - December 26, 2015

You can just buy Black Seed Egyptian Cumin Seed Oil (cold pressed and $$$$) but keeps in the fridge for a very long time. Take a teaspoon a day mixed with organic honey (it tastes and smells like kerosene) have a glass of water w/a splash of juice, or straight juice, pinch your nose, down the hatch, and chase it w/the water/juice. Boom…..done. I like to take it in the morning, but some w/sleep issues may find it helpful at night.

    kderose - January 1, 2016

    grumbling are you? … and you apparently didn’t read the whole article. Don’t comment if you don’t read it.

      BrokenArrow - January 1, 2016

      No, but even if I was, so what? Did read the entire article, don’t judge if you don’t know. Rather than put oneself through drinking that concoction, and this stuff does taste very bad, better to just down it w/honey and a chaser.

JP Singh - February 2, 2016

I have used turmeric to great effect. I had a low back injury and I lived in constant pain for 14 years. Every medical procedure was tried and it failed. I was on NSAID for along time and they caused stomach ulcers. I started taking turmeric — I level tea spoon in a cup of milk every morning on an empty stomach. I did it for 3 months. My pain went away and I was fit again and I am off NSAIDs and other medication. It actually helps.

GM - February 5, 2016

turmeric is a blood thinner, caution if you take a blood thinner already; it lowers blood sugar & can interfere with diabetes meds; if you have gallstones or a bile duct obstruction, turmeric may cause your condition to worsen; do your research before you take a lot of anything, everything has a side effect. I already have low blood pressure, so I avoid large quantities of foods that lower blood pressure.

Sharon Buchanan Fitzwater - February 9, 2016

I have some tumeric tea bags. Could I use the powder from these to make the paste?

Neil McNulty - February 16, 2016

Doug English didn’t develop this recipe, it is an ancient Ayurvedic recipe and they have many. Their knowledge is vast and comprehensive and turmeric is combined with many plants including guggulu, mustaka, neem, guduchi etc., for wide range of conditions. I love the way westerners take single recipes or plants, blow it’s abilities out of portions and try to create euphoria…hilarious!

Kylady7 - February 28, 2016

Drinking a cup of this golden milk with crushed cardamom seeds and it’s delicious!!! I’m already getting sleepy….

Myna - May 11, 2016

I noticed your claim that turmeric can stimulate the gallbladder to produce more bile. This is impossible as the gallbladder does not produce bile in the first place. Bile is produced by the liver and stored in the gallbladder. At best, it can either stimulate the LIVER to produce more bile, or it can stimulate the gallbladder to RELEASE more bile that it already has stored.

    Kelly Dunning - June 12, 2016

    There is not one word about bike in the article she states the it helps to detoxify BOTH the liver and gallbladder

Steven LaBree - June 13, 2016

Who are these doctors writing these articles telling me what to put into my body?

swsl - July 23, 2016

Just so you know, along with the other distractions,your site has that horrible “social media” bar covering up your content. Can’t read. But the info is everywhere, and other sites have better layout. Thanks anyway!

Jack Ma - October 14, 2016

For more health benefits of turmeric check this out

Florida Marijuana - October 19, 2016

Craziest thing happened to me. My joints became smoother. Better than glucosamine/chondrotin or shark cartilage.

Prakash Dubey - October 25, 2016

Wow. Once upon a time i was taken a golden milk. it’s a nice taste.The turmeric taste is too good in this tea.–1332067.html

Michael (NW) - October 25, 2016


Is there something else that you can use besides black pepper to help absorption of tumeric/curcumin? I’m not supposed to eat black pepper.

Thank you.

lu - November 30, 2016

Hi thanks, but the video does not have paste? just the turmeric powder, but in the recipe it says make the paste first?

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