Turmeric is the most healing root for the body. It comes from the root of a plant which is grown mainly in India but it has been used in many countries for thousands of years as a healing food. It is known to be beneficial to the inner organs, the spine and the joints. It is purifying to the blood and promotes general good health. It also has external healing properties and can be used in masks and baths for the skin.
1/8 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 cup water
8 ounces milk or milk alternative
2 tablespoons raw almond oil or other healthy oil
Honey to taste
1 cardamom pod (optional)
Simmer turmeric in water for about 8n minutes until it forms a nice paste adding more water as necessary. Meanwhile, bring milk to a boil with the almond oil. As soon as it boils, remove from heat. Combine the two mixtures using a blender if desired. Add honey to taste. The cardamom may be cooked with the turmeric for added flavor.
Note: To prepare larger quantities of turmeric paste the general ratio of turmeric to water is 1 part turmeric to 4 parts water. Keeps for about three weeks.