Turmeric Golden Milk for Common Colds

Turmeric Golden Milk

Got a Cold?  Try Golden Milk!

Golden milk, or Haldi ka doodh, has been used for centuries in India to help with the common cold.  Often times, children made this delicious milk to drink before bed when they began to feel symptoms coming on.  If you look at the ingredients, you will find that this drink isn’t just for kids, and it is definitely not just to drink during the cold and flu season.  

If you look at this drink through a Chinese medicinal lens, you would find that most of the herbs in this drink strengthen the tummy.  Why would that be important?  Well, the digestion is they key to a healthy immune system and a healthy body.  There is a reason our tummy is in the middle of our body!  Studies say that the health of your gut determines up to 75% of your immunity.  So, it is essential to treat your tummy right!  All of the herbs used in this drink support the digestive process in a soothing, warming way to keep you strong so you can easily defeat any virus that comes your way.  Plus, its just darn good.  Try it, add spices or change amounts.  

Cheers to good health!


1/4 tsp    Ground Turmeric             1/4 tsp    Ground Cardamom

1/8 tsp    Ground Black Pepper      1 pinch    Ground Ginger

1 pinch    Ground Cloves                 1 pinch   Ground Allspice

1 cup      Milk                                     3/4 tsp   Honey, or to taste

1/8 tsp    Vanilla extract



  1. Whisk turmeric, cardamom, black pepper, ginger, cloves, and allspice together in a small bowl.
  2. Heat milk in a small saucepan over medium heat until heated through (3-4 min).  Stir honey and vanilla extract into milk until completely dissolved.
  3. Whisk 1 teaspoon of turmeric mixture into milk.  Reduce heat to medium-low and cook until flavors blend (2-3 min).  Pour mixture through strainer and enjoy!