Golden Slumbers Healing Milk


Golden Slumbers fill your eyes
Smiles await you when you rise
Sleep pretty darling
Do not cry
And I will sing a lullaby.

-The Beatles


Here’s my lullaby to you… I’ve seen this recipe in a few places just this past week.  Not only does it promise a Golden Slumber, but with the turmeric; less inflammation and better repair of muscles and joints while you sleep.  The coconut oil and milk adds a nourishing component and also is great for your thyroid and detoxification of the blood.


Start with making the paste…

1/2 cup of water

1/4 cup of turmeric

Heat for 7-10 minutes and put paste in a jar to store in the refrigerator.

Then–  drum roll please…

1 tsp of the turmeric paste

1/2 teasp cinnamon

2 cups of coconut milk

1 tsp of coconut oil

1 teasp of chopped ginger or powder (whatever you have, make it easy!)

1 teasp or less of honey or any other sweetener like maple syrup, stevia, agave

4-6 peppercorns

Simmer for 10-15 minutes, strain with cheesecloth, add a little pinch of cinnamon and night, night!  Makes 2 servings.

A little more on turmeric; it really is one of the most important herbs available right now.  Here’s what Dr. Axe has to say…

Health Benefits of Turmeric

When examining the research, turmeric benefits go beyond that of these 10 drugs:

  • Anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Anti-depressants (Prozac)
  • Chemotherapy
  • Anti-coagulants (Aspirin)
  • Pain killers
  • Diabetes drugs (Metformin)
  • Arthritis medications
  • Inflammatory bowel disease drugs
  • Cholesterol drugs (Lipitor)
  • Steroids

More from the Doc…

As we grow older our bodies become dry and inflamed.  So simply put, Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory, if we can bring the inflammation down in our bodies then we will have more moisture, which creates less dryness, less heat or less aging, less issues.

In Health,

Christina Martin, L.Ac.

Tao to Wellness

809 Hearst Ave

Berkeley, CA 94710