DIY Homemade Spiced Turmeric Milk – A Miracle Health Drink

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.

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.

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.

2. Add ½ teaspoon of turmeric powder.

3. Add ¼ teaspoon of powdered black pepper.

4. Add a small cinnamon stick.

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

6. Add ½ teaspoon of virgin coconut oil.

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

8. Strain it.

9. Sweeten it with a little honey.

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


  • Vegans can replace the milk in this recipe with coconut milk or almond milk and sweeten this healthy beverage with stevia or some other natural sweetener.
  • If you are using freshly ground black pepper, use a little less than ¼ teaspoon.
  • If you do not have cinnamon sticks, use ½ teaspoon of cinnamon powder.
  • You can also add ½ or 1 teaspoon of grated ginger in your spiced turmeric milk.
  • To make this recipe with turmeric tea paste, heat ¼ cup of turmeric powder, ½ teaspoon of black pepper powder and ½ cup of water together in a sauce pan on medium heat until they form a paste. Use ¼ teaspoon of this paste in your milk and add cinnamon and cardamom before boiling it. Cool and store the remaining paste in the refrigerator.


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  • You can order the Turmeric powder online from Amazon or Ebay. Be sure the pepper is an ingredient. There is even a capsule that has extra strength Turmeric and pepper for those with severe joint pain. Takes time to search but it is well worth the time. GOOD LUCK.

  • without the turmeric, this would just be spiced milk! Turmeric is the key ingredient Nitya and its impossible to have the health benefits without it

  • Lots of old posts here. Hope someone knowlegable will respond. I am new to this and just peeled fresh root of tumeric about two to two and a half cups. added a cup of milk two percent. Cooked it on the stove at a simmer for about 30 minutes, added honey, black pepper, cinnamon, cardomon, coconut flavor, pinch of salt and chinese five spice. straine all this and saved the root left over. This is going to be very strong so I am guessing a tablespoon full to eight ouncess of milk. Am hoping for the best so while I am waiting can anyone verify my approach. Had I a better recipe I might have done better.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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