Know About Turmeric Golden Paste And Its Benefits Through This Post!

A turmeric golden paste is a homemade remedy that is used to leverage the health benefits of turmeric. It is cheap, quick, and easy to make. With a few ingredients, you can make a magical paste that can help you treat various problems.

How to Use Turmeric Golden Paste?

Turmeric golden paste can be used by humans and by animals. However, the route of administration can vary.


In the case of humans, you can use turmeric golden paste orally as well as topically. You can add turmeric golden paste to beverages, food, etc. You can also take it orally. Furthermore, if you are suffering from some muscle or joint pain and want to achieve a localized effect, then you can apply it to the specific part.


In the case of animals, turmeric golden paste is mixed with food.

How to Make a Turmeric Golden Paste?

For making a turmeric golden paste, you will need a few ingredients and a little time for cooking.

Ingredients Required:


  1. Half a Cup of turmeric powder
  2. 5 tbsps of coconut oil
  3. 250 ml of water
  4. 2-3 tsp of grounded black pepper


Note: You can also use olive or linseed oil instead of coconut oil.

Role of Ingredients:


  1. Turmeric Powder:


As indicated by the name, turmeric is the main ingredient in preparing a turmeric golden paste. Curcumin is present in turmeric, which is its main active ingredient. The benefits of turmeric are due to curcumin. The reason why turmeric is used in golden paste is because of the following reasons:


  1. Boosts immunity
  2. Aids in improving the digestive system
  3. Reduce inflammation
  4. Reliefs pains
  5. Best for enhancing skin color


  1. Coconut Oil:


The main reason for choosing coconut oil for making a turmeric golden paste is that it contains MCTs (MCT stands for Medium-Chain Triglycerides). They are easy to digest and can provide a quick source of energy. It is added to the paste because it ensures the best consistency of paste and helps in the preservation of turmeric golden paste. Furthermore, it also contains some antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties.


  1. Black Pepper:


Black pepper has numerous health benefits. The active constituent of black pepper is “Piperine” which plays an important role in enhancing the absorption of curcumin in the bloodstream. If we do not add black pepper while making a golden paste, it will result in low bioavailability of curcumin. So in order to achieve a good bioavailability of curcumin, we should add black pepper in appropriate quantities.


Besides enhancing the absorption of curcumin, just like coconut oil, it also contains antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Instructions for Making a Turmeric Golden Paste:


  1. First Step; Mixing Turmeric with Water:


Take a pan and add water and turmeric to it. And bring it to a boil. In order to achieve a thick paste, reduce the temperature and simmer it. The average time for getting a thick paste is 7-10 minutes but it can vary. When you observe the mixture of water and turmeric has become thick enough, then proceed to the next step. Also, you will need to add more water to achieve a good consistency of paste.


  1. Second Step; Addition of Black Pepper and Oil:


It is best to add freshly ground black pepper. When the mixture of water and turmeric has become thick, remove it from the flame and set it aside. Add black pepper along with coconut oil when the mixture is still warm to the touch but not burning. The mixture will get warm in approximately 10 minutes after removing it from the flame.


If you want crunchy bits of pepper in the paste, then do not finely grind it. However, if you don’t like that crunchy, then grind black pepper more finely.


Note: According to experts, it is best to use a sufficient quantity of pepper in the paste. People who use a good amount of pepper have achieved greater success. However, if you are allergic to it or can’t tolerate it, do not add it to the paste. Turmeric will still be absorbed by adding oil but the bioavailability will not be greater.


  1. Third Step; Stir and Cool


After adding black pepper and oil to the turmeric mixture, stir it well. And after that cool it.

What are the Things to Consider When Preparing a Turmeric Golden Paste?

Below are important things that should be considered seriously when preparing a turmeric golden paste:


  1. You can’t add any sweetener including honey in the paste. The reason behind avoiding sugar is that it can stimulate inflammation.


  1. Always use fresh crushed black peppers. Using the pre-made black pepper is not recommended. Because the active ingredient “Piperine” can undergo oxidation and degradation when exposed to air and light.


  1. Try a quarter (¼) of a teaspoon, 2 times a day with water or food. And gradually increase the frequency (3-4 times a day) for the first 5 days.


  1. If you suffer from GIT (GIT stands for Gastrointestinal) problems including upset stomach or diarrhea by consuming turmeric golden paste, simply reduce the dose. And keep the dose low for a longer period. By regularly consuming a small amount of paste, your body will adjust and your gut microorganisms will soon benefit.



How Long Can You Store a Turmeric Golden Paste?

You can store a turmeric golden paste for 2-3 weeks in the refrigerator. It is not recommended to store it at room temperature. If you think the turmeric golden paste that you made can last more than 2 weeks, simply freeze it. The trend of using silicone mixtures is increasing vastly. Take a silicone mold, set the mixture in it, and put it in the refrigerator.