Relieving Joint Pain Naturally
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.