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Relieving Joint Pain Naturally

Posted by @freshair, Dec 30, 2018

Because our discussions are fairly wide-ranging in this area, I have posted this new discussion with a recipe for "Golden Milk", which uses turmeric as it's main agent. Turmeric is best known as a root that is ground into a yellow powder, one of the main ingredients in curry. (Turmeric root is often available at larger grocery stores in raw root form.) Turmeric is a known anti-inflammatory, and is considered by many as a lubricant for the joints. According to the book "Food as Medicine" raw turmeric should be cooked for at least 5 minutes in water or oil before using. Batches of the cooked solution can be stored in the refrigerator for as long as one month, and taken out for in recipes such as Golden Milk. I grate turmeric root and leave it raw in a refrigerator glass jar to keep from cooking it twice, but it may not last as long. Golden Milk is said to be beneficial for the joints, to relieve pain, and helps to break up calcium deposits that cause stiffness.

Golden Milk Recipe

1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 cup water
8 ounces milk or 'almond milk'
1 tablespoon edible cold-pressed almond oil
1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons honey

Boil turmeric (shredded or grated) in water for about 8 minutes. Bring all ingredients to a boil except the honey. Remove from heat and add honey. Sip or drink as the temperature becomes comfortable.

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Kanaaz @kanaazpereira thank you for tagging me! @freshair thanks for the post!! Can a batch be made and then frozen in small mini cubes (mini ice cube trays that you can buy on Amazon)? I'm thinking they would be a nice addition to the morning cup of coffee or tea.

@freshair Can you add ginger to this recipe also?

@freshair just made some maybe to much honey .Other things I have found help for pain is Ice bag Ice is a natural anti-inflammatory Boswellia which is Indian Frankensence helps with pain ,Willow bark has the same properties as aspirin but wont hurt your tummy. 1Teaspoon of black strap molasses in a cup of water stir well it has all the minerals in it Essential oils For me I mix Lavender 10 drops with 10 drops Peppermint ,10drops Frankensence in a carrier oil like almond shake the rub on your muscles or knees Just a few suggestions that work for me hope some help you

@freshair I had been making this with powdered turmeric. Probably not quite as effective but if it's easy to do I will do it more frequently. The recipe I was using had ginger in it also, and a grind of fresh pepper. I stopped taking it because I meant to ask my transplant nutritionist if it was OK for me to take and then I never got around to that. Thanks for bringing it up, I will send a message on the portal this week.

@freshair Just finished my drink I think I like it better then the ginger-Tumeric tea thanks for this recipe. I'm going to pass this on to my friend that has lepedemia not even sure what this is but Dr put her on a anti-inflammatory diet.Thanks again

@johnbishop

Kanaaz @kanaazpereira thank you for tagging me! @freshair thanks for the post!! Can a batch be made and then frozen in small mini cubes (mini ice cube trays that you can buy on Amazon)? I'm thinking they would be a nice addition to the morning cup of coffee or tea.

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Sounds okay, as long as you cook it 5 minutes or use a similar recipe as above. You might opt to increase the turmeric if that suits your taste because you may be taking in smaller amounts using ice cubes to put in coffee or tea.

@lioness

@freshair Can you add ginger to this recipe also?

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Absolutely! Ginger is often available the same way as turmeric, and both compliment one another. The only thing I can say about ginger is that it can by pretty spicy, so take note on that one.

@lioness

@freshair just made some maybe to much honey .Other things I have found help for pain is Ice bag Ice is a natural anti-inflammatory Boswellia which is Indian Frankensence helps with pain ,Willow bark has the same properties as aspirin but wont hurt your tummy. 1Teaspoon of black strap molasses in a cup of water stir well it has all the minerals in it Essential oils For me I mix Lavender 10 drops with 10 drops Peppermint ,10drops Frankensence in a carrier oil like almond shake the rub on your muscles or knees Just a few suggestions that work for me hope some help you

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Less sweet is a preference, but if you want to kick this into a higher gear and have the budget, use manuka honey. That's the beauty of a recipe – it's just a beginning.

@freshair

Absolutely! Ginger is often available the same way as turmeric, and both compliment one another. The only thing I can say about ginger is that it can by pretty spicy, so take note on that one.

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@freshair yes but I like a little spice it wakes up the taste buds

@freshair

Less sweet is a preference, but if you want to kick this into a higher gear and have the budget, use manuka honey. That's the beauty of a recipe – it's just a beginning.

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@freshair never used this honey

Hey everyone. Mamacita here from Adults on the Autism Spectrum. You guys are amazing. The best I can do is buy the oils, get the anti-inflammatory capsules, and take them. I can't bring myself to make a tea of something that looks as nasty as Turmeric. I will force myself to drink peppermint tea. But I'm going to have to stir up my courage to tackle my sensory issues long enough to choke down Turmeric tea. You all are so brave. I promise I will give it a try soon. Thank you for trying to help us all here who have joint issues. Natural is better, to my way of thinking, if it is at all possible. Less side effects. And usually way cheaper than Big Pharma. Hope you all have a painless weekend and enjoy yourselves! Talk to you soon!
Mamacita

@mamacita I don't even taste the spices as I put ginger in the Golden Milk also I use vanilla Almond milk Delicious

@mamacita

Hey everyone. Mamacita here from Adults on the Autism Spectrum. You guys are amazing. The best I can do is buy the oils, get the anti-inflammatory capsules, and take them. I can't bring myself to make a tea of something that looks as nasty as Turmeric. I will force myself to drink peppermint tea. But I'm going to have to stir up my courage to tackle my sensory issues long enough to choke down Turmeric tea. You all are so brave. I promise I will give it a try soon. Thank you for trying to help us all here who have joint issues. Natural is better, to my way of thinking, if it is at all possible. Less side effects. And usually way cheaper than Big Pharma. Hope you all have a painless weekend and enjoy yourselves! Talk to you soon!
Mamacita

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@mamacita “golden milk” is pretty tasty if you put just a tiny amount of honey in it. You may be surprised if you do give it a try.
JK

@lioness

@mamacita I don't even taste the spices as I put ginger in the Golden Milk also I use vanilla Almond milk Delicious

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@lioness I use unsweetened almond milk too. I forgot to mention that.
JK

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