Ayurvedic golden milk

‘Ayurvedic golden milk’ can be taken in-between meals. It has a wonderful taste and balances Doshas Vata and Pitta. This milk is also highly recommended as a nightcap.


  • 1 cup of milk (preferably organic whole milk, not homogenized)
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
  • a few pinches of cardamom
  • a few pinches of cinnamon
  • a pinch of nutmeg
  • a pinch of black pepper
  • Sharkara (sugar) or honey to taste


  1. Pour the milk into a milk pan.
  2. Add the spices: turmeric, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg and pepper.
  3. Bring to a boil over low to medium heat and simmer gently for about two minutes.
  4. Then sweeten with a little Sharkara sugar.
  5. If you prefer using honey instead of sugar, then cool the spiced milk to 40° before stirring in the honey.

When honey is warmed up to temperatures above 40º, sticky and hard-to-digest substances are formed. Therefore, Ayurveda considers heated honey to be harmful to health.

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Recipe and pictures: Jochen Lotz

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