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DIY Homemade Spiced Turmeric Milk – A Miracle Health Drink

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Turmeric milk is a traditional Ayurvedic drink to boost your health and vitality. It is usually taken at night to promote sleep and heal an array of ailments including common colds, sore throat, indigestion, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease, menstrual cramps, headaches and arthritis.

It also fights cancers like that of the breast, liver, colon and prostate, relieves depression, promotes digestive health, detoxifies the liver, purifies blood, boosts circulation, accelerates wound-healing, relieves pain, protects against cardiovascular disease and helps with neurological disorders.

DIY turmeric milk recipe


Most benefits of turmeric come from its key compound, curcumin, which has strong antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antiseptic properties. Turmeric is also used as a carminative herb in Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine.

The health benefits of turmeric are further enhanced by adding black pepper to it. Research shows that black pepper contains piperine, a compound that helps the body absorb curcumin better.

Plus, adding other spices like cinnamon and cardamom enhances the taste as well as health benefits of turmeric milk. Cinnamon helps control blood sugar, reduces bad cholesterol and improves circulation.

Cardamom improves digestion, aids detoxification and beats bad breath. Including virgin coconut oil in this beverage adds to the immune-boosting and cholesterol-lowering benefits of your spiced turmeric milk.


DIY spiced turmeric milk ingredients

How to make spiced turmeric milk at home

Things you will need:

  • Milk (opt for low-fat milk)
  • Turmeric
  • Black pepper
  • Cinnamon
  • Cardamom
  • Coconut oil
  • Honey
  • A pot
  • Measuring spoons
  • A cup
  • A strainer


1. Pour a glass of milk into a pot and turn on the heat.

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2. Add ½ teaspoon of turmeric powder.

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3. Add ¼ teaspoon of powdered black pepper.

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4. Add a small cinnamon stick.

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5. Crush the seeds from a cardamom pod and add them to the solution.

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6. Add ½ teaspoon of virgin coconut oil.

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7. Bring the solution to a boil, then let it simmer for a few minutes.

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8. Strain it.

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9. Sweeten it with a little honey.

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Your homemade spiced turmeric milk is ready now. Drink it daily in the evening or at night before going to sleep.

DIY Homemade Spiced Turmeric Milk – A Miracle Health Drink was last modified: April 5th, 2016 by Top10HomeRemedies

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65 thoughts on “DIY Homemade Spiced Turmeric Milk – A Miracle Health Drink”

  1. Turmeric needs fats in order to become bioavailable, and it has been proven over and over again that the whole ‘fats are bad for you’ thing is incorrect (BAD fats are bad for you). In fact, Low-fat milks (and other food items) are generally quite unhealthy, as well as tasting rather vile, so I would opt for full fat, non-homogenised milk to get the best from this marvelous recipe. 🙂

    1. Thanks for this added piece of info regarding the fats with this concoction… wish the author would add information concerning the Nasal benefits of this drink to the article (especially in regards to Nasal Polyps)!

      1. Its been exactly a year but no comments have been offered by the writer regarding its benefits for Nasal Polyps .
        Kathy ,if you are aware of such benefits please share the information for the readers .

  2. Ayurvedic medicine traditionally uses Sheep and Goat’s milk. For folks with cow’s milk problems or feel reluctant to drink more GMOs, these, as well as, Almond Milk are great alternatives. Golden Milk is the traditional name.

      1. Yes, almond milk can be heated. I have made a similar recipe with coconut milk or a blend of coconut and almond milks.

  3. Thank you so much for this useful info that you always published.I will try this spiced turmeric milk.Hope I will have a good result.

  4. Thank you so much for this useful info that you always published.I will try this spiced turmeric milk.Hope I will have a good result for a healthy body.

  5. I will definately start drinking it tonight. I have goat milk and I love tumeric a lot. I take a spoon of coconut oil everyday in the morning three hours before breakfast. half an hour before my lunch I mix 3 spoons of apple cider vinegar with (mother ) in a glass of water ooh I love it cold and the feeling is wonderful. now I will crown it up with tumeric milk.

  6. I have been taking turmeric in milk for two years.. I don’t need to take any of my allergy medicine anymore ..it’s a miracle. We are turmeric farmers backhome in India for generations and we use turmeric in so many ways.
    Turmeric is a antiseptic ,anti inflammatory , very powerful antioxidant and cosmetic too.
    Vicoturmeric is an Ayurvedic facial cream which is a combination of turmeric and sandalwood…

  7. As someone else commented above you should be using full fat, organic and non- homogenized milk or better yet full fat organic coconut milk in order to receive the best benefits of turmeric. Also I would not boil this because it breaks down the beneficial properties of several of the ingredients and renders them nutritionally useless as with most whole foods like vegetables, fruits and even meat; boiling is generally not best. Gently simmer on a low heat for just a few minutes and don’t allow the mixture to boil at all. I also use fresh organic turmeric root and ginger root for this drink, about double what I would use of the powdered version. This is a great drink to incorporate into your nightly routine especially if you are overworked overtired or sick! Enjoy. 🙂

    1. Thanks Tabitha for your input, I was just about to question if boiling was too harsh for some of the ingredients especially turmeric. Here’s to health & knowledge!

    2. Thanks Tabitha! I have some fresh raw turmeric/ginger root and was wondering how much of it to use in place of the powdered form.

  8. I am blessed by your recipes , as in today s world these are the only ways to maintain our health.A big thanks to DIY HOMEMADE.

  9. I mixed this stuff. leaving behind cardamom and pepper n coconut oil and
    added heated milk and didn’t strain the mixture and had it whenever felt low in immunity. . ready to catch cold etc. surprisingly bounced back to health n happiness. 3 cheers to turmeric always…
    …. keep the good work.

  10. I replace coconut oil with homemade ghee (purified unsalted butter). I add grated fresh ginger instead of cardamon and mustard seed grounded . Mustard is very good for joints and ginger for everything else.

  11. I love ur site every time looking for ur health digest, I have taking much medicine for my diabetes and for my heart is there any side effects about turmeric drink? Pls.i need ur reply.tnx and godbless

  12. hey ,i make mine with hot water and add a pinch of cayenne pepper , i can some times get raw tumeric and grate it into the brew, yellow fingers tho… lovely drink

  13. i made this haldi doodh yesterday night and 1 hour before going to bed i consumed it and believe me,i got a vey well night sleep and i am going to consume it every night.
    Thanks to one of the above comments i can make a batch for one week and refrigerate it,which i didn’t know.
    It taste very good,thanks.

  14. curcuminoids and piperine are both fat soluble and using lowfat milk will defeat in part the efficacy of the combination. Part of what makes homogenized milk bad for you actually increases the amount of the actives directly into the blood stream with out having to go through the digestive tract. I have stage IV B-CLL leukemia and I have successfully managed to use this drink and a few other supplements to keep my disease at bay(DO NOT USE any green tea or ECGC within two hours of this or you will counteract the effects that you are looking for.
    Turmeric or any of the curcuminoids are moderate to strong CYP 450A inhibitors and should be used with extreme caution when taking some prescription drugs(if you remember the St Johns Wort debacle of the 90’s or recall the “grapefruit effect”, the deaths were not a direct result of bad herbals. they are both STRONG CYP inhibitors)
    I also have not had any arthritis since I started drinking this twice a day, some studies show that curcumin is ten times more effective than Celebrex for pain and inflammation.

  15. Can anyone help a novice on where to find such ingredients? Would I find all of these at, say, Whole Foods? Thank you.

  16. I have been taking A shot of turmeric root for arthritis about 5 times.( I get at Health food store) from juicer with Ginger and carrot. It wasn’t 2 hours I had no pain in my hips! Rain, snow, I’m traveling 30 miles to get this ,as I can’t find raw turmeric root in grocery store. However I’m not sure if it causes this but I get dry mouth really bad. Anyone have this problem? I’m going to give this a try. But I use turmeric powder in beef stew and vegetable soup. Etc. for me the root works faster. But going to try this. Thanks, Deb

  17. This site is very informative. I stumble on this site by chance. I was looking for medication for water retention problem. Any suggestion for this? I’m sure going to try the Turmeric drink, I have been popping too many pills. Thank for this site

  18. Thank you for your very intresting info. about the medical benefits of turmeric. I used it for a month now. I take a 1/4 teespoon row on my toung in the morning and at night. what i want to know is, will it decrise the size of my prostrate. Iike to hear from you. Please also include the recipe of Turmeric milk. Thanks.

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