My adaptation of the recipe for Golden Milk, a very useful general tonic when ill. Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory, anti-carcinogenic and anti-oxidant, and supports almost every system in the body.
I had a dream when sick recently where I was told to take one teaspoon of turmeric daily, and I thought how the heck am I supposed to get that much turmeric into me. Then I came upon Golden milk. Some people do not tolerate the full teaspoon, per cup, so reduce amounts if necessary, although with settling of contents you are not going to get a full teaspooon anyway, unless you drink the last mouthful, which can be a bit gritty!
Put one cup of coconut milk into a heavy based small pot. You can use dairy if you want. Coconut is supposed to increase absorption.
Add one level teaspoon of turmeric powder.
Add a good grinding of black pepper, up to quarter teaspoon depending on how much you can tolerate - this really optimises absoption of Curcumin.
Add a nodge of grated ginger - about the size of your thumb.
Boil slowly on low heat, while whisking. Simmer for a minute or two.
Pour into a cup - through a strainer - and sweeten with honey.
You can make double or triple portions and store in fridge for a day or two. Store it unstrained so the milk can pick up more of the spices.
You can add other warming spices like cinnamon, vanilla pod, licorice, all-spice, cloves, however you like.
It's quite tasty after the first few times and especially good before sleeping.
May you live long!
An article on Turmeric ~http://www.ayurvedacollege.com/articles/students/turmeric