Golden Turmeric Immune Boosting Elixir for Winter Chills

Golden Turmeric Immune Boosting Elixir for Winter Chills

The chilly weather is settling in for the winter now and it’s that time of year where we need to stayed bundled up and warm. There’s so much to enjoy about winter – snuggling up with a book, toasty woollen socks and fireplaces, bare trees and atmospheric grey skies… but one aspect you may not enjoy is catching a spot of the flu season lurgy. We have just the thing for you though.

This recipe for creamy and delicious Turmeric Latte, otherwise known as Golden Milk, is wildly popular at the moment and for good reason. Turmeric is one of the most potent natural immune boosters around, and coupled with a couple of other flu-fighting spices and some coconut milk, this silky yellow elixir will not only boost your immune system, but help you recover from common colds and flus and leave you with a warm golden feeling inside.

A closer look at the spice medicines…

Turmeric is rich in bright yellow pigments, one being curcumin, a potent antioxidant and antibacterial that has been proven to stimulate the immune system and act as a powerful anti-inflammatory and decongestant.

Ginger is a fantastic remedy for settling your stomach and easing nausea, as well as reducing pain and inflammation. Special bio-compounds called sesquiterpenes help combat the common cold and it can also help sooth coughing, clear nasal passages and reduce fevers.

Cayenne pepper: surprisingly enough this hot spice is very soothing and acts as an anti-irritant for your body, actually bringing fevers down and clearing mucous with its capsaicin content. It’s antiviral properties combat colds and flu and it can help ease headaches and pains in the joints too.

Raw Honey is such an amazing antibacterial healer, it’s the best way you can add sweetness while boosting your elixirs healing powers even more, soothing your throat and combatting bacteria and viruses.

Cinnamon: In Medieval times doctors used cinnamon to treat coughing, arthritis and sore throats and its reputation for fending off flu infections with its immune boosting and antimicrobial action is still in full force today.

Golden Milk Cold & Flu Elixir

*If you find the idea of coconut milk too rich, you can also boil this tea up with water instead, and perhaps add an optional teaspoon of coconut oil. Coconut fat is rich in lauric acid, which converts to monolaurin, a compound that strengthens your immune system, and it also contains caprylic acid which is antimicrobial. It’s also really effective at helping your body absorb fat soluble antioxidant nutrients.


  1. Empty a can of coconut milk into a saucepan and add all the spices
  2. Heat and boil gently for about 10 minutes
  3. Remove from the heat and stir in honey to taste

You can enhance the tastiness by adding some extras such as 2-3 whole cardamom pods while boiling, and some vanilla extract or a vanilla pod.

Enjoy the healing interplay of spices the warm colours of autumn and toast to your good health this winter!

(adapted from freshly-grownfreshbitesdaily)



  • Terry
    Posted at 07:38h, 24 May Reply

    this is seriously delicious. a function to be able to print out the recipes would be great as I try to memorize the amount but need to keep walking back to the computer to check.

  • Diane
    Posted at 11:18h, 08 June Reply

    I just copied, pasted and emailed the article. Worked fine for me this way

  • Aqeelah
    Posted at 18:47h, 16 June Reply

    Cant wait to try this out:)

  • Julia
    Posted at 16:37h, 10 August Reply

    Very interesting

  • Michele
    Posted at 08:02h, 02 June Reply

    This actually sounds delicious. I am saving this to try this weekend as a cold has gripped the whole family 🙁

  • Deborah Faith
    Posted at 07:19h, 11 July Reply

    I use milk mostly because the coconut milk in tins has a preservative in it, unless you can find one that doesn’t. Also its too rich for most people. So I just warm up milk, add a dash or two of organic cinnamon powder and half a teaspoon of organic tumeric. Add honey to taste and voila! It’s completely delicious. We do have fresh tumeric root in the garden, but I haven’t tried using it yet.
    Another great winter warmer is boiling ginger root in filtered water and adding a freshly squeezed lemon and some honey to taste, along with a dash or two of cayenne pepper and a teaspoon of raw coconut oil. You can keep the ginger in the pot, just keep adding a little water to it until the flavor fades. It’s a wonderful warmer and good for the digestion too! I add cayenne pepper to everything these days. Works its magic for me! 🙂

  • Shahn
    Posted at 08:35h, 21 August Reply

    Hi Renee:
    I prepare a daily elixir and need your advice on how much of these ingredients I should include:
    – Ginger powder
    – Tumeric
    – Cinnamon
    – Cayenne Pepper?

  • selolo motsohi
    Posted at 11:46h, 10 April Reply

    I tried it several times and it works well and very delicious too.

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