Golden milk is not so golden

Here is another article on just another popular “health” fad. This article was prompted by someone sending me a link and asking about it.


“Golden milk”. This is stolen from Ayurveda, given a Western hip renaming, and then once again…. out of its context and without understanding it from what it is and why it is used, turned into a something different by “changing/bettering” it and making it a Western super health fad that is most possibly just poisoning you.


This recipe is taken from “” I am not promoting this as a recipe to follow but using it as an example of how anyone can write anything posing as an expert and sheep believe it and follow it blindly. 

  • 1 can of Coconut Milk plus 1 cup of water OR 3 cups of homemade coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric 
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon raw honey or maple syrup or to taste
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • Tiny piece of fresh, peeled ginger root or ¼ tsp ginger powder
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  1. Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth.
  2. Pour into a small sauce pan and heat for 3-5 minutes over medium heat until hot but not boiling.
  3. Drink immediately












So first off, in India, Golden milk, which is not called that in India, is taken in a small quantity. See the photo above taken today. It was probably about a 1/4 cup quantity at most. Take a look at the chai picture at the bottom of the page. Yes, these are the real quantities used in what is healthy, not a 24 oz tumbler or the 1 can of Coconut Milk plus 1 cup of water OR 3 cups of homemade coconut milk as per the recipe above, in which homemade coconut milk would be even heavier and harder to digest as it is less processed.

In Ayurveda, honey is never heated as it turns it poisonous. This is Ayurvedic as well as followed throughout India for centuries. Ayurvedic knows that the honey comes from a poisonous animal and the heating bring out the poisonous qualities in the honey. Even when honey is used in a preparation, it is put in after the preparation is cooled. Honey should never be cooked. Honey digests very very slowly if it is cooked and the molecules become a non-homogenized glue which adheres to mucous membranes and clogs the channels (srotas), producing toxins and toxicity. Uncooked (raw) honey is nectar. Cooked honey is poison.

Wanna have some golden milk that is actually healthy? Turmeric and milk and a bit of regular sugar is used in the real recipe. Have about 1/2 cup. Enjoy your longer life from not following a recipe written by anyone.


The main thing is to understand the excessive consumption here of something very cold and heavy, coconut milk. Normal milk is used in India, not coconut milk. Never putting coconut oil into regular milk like other recipes have written as well. Coconut has become a serious health fad in the West. Thats all. Just another fad. And an expensive fad as well.

Or….. you can even try an experiment yourself. Check your tongue before doing this. Then make the recipe written at the beginning of this post from Wellnessmama. The tomorrow, look in the mirror and notice the coated tongue you have created in the morning. That coating, that is what is called aama. It is toxicity. So now that you have created aama in your system, next week you can plan to do another “detox” which can also be found on Wellnessmama.

Milk is contraindicated when the individual has aama so making this health drink is actually poisoning the system more if there is aama present. So much for it being golden.

There is an article on this blog about aama as well as on on detoxing. What if the individual trying cool new this has aama?


Since milk with turmeric is also taken before sleep, I invite you to do the experiment and follow the recipe at the beginning and drink this before sleep and see how your feeling in the AM as well as what your tongue looks like and how your digestion is doing????? See if you even have any appetite. You’ll wake heavier, hard to get up and without any resemblance of having any appetite for having a breakfast meal. Since most people would unconsciously just eat a breakfast anyway this spells disaster with the accumulation of undigested waste.

Be careful about what you believe as what is healthy. Health is being marketed as so many foolish things today.











The quantity of a real chai above.

Hey!!! but its “golden milk” the newest coolest Western health idea!!!!!!!!

As Ayurveda states, the purest amrit (divine nectar) is the worst poison in the hands of the ignorant.


13 thoughts on “Golden milk is not so golden

    • What is raw about milk that has been put into the refrigerator at unknown degrees of coldness? What is it that changes when you take an egg and place it in the refrigerator, then after it cools, you take it out. The egg will now go bad, where as before it would not?
      Of course there is a difference between real raw milk and what is being called raw milk in America. As far as this recipe goes, no. Just don’t drink your milk raw and flash boil it, drink it warm.

  1. The ayurvedic recipe I learned for golden milk used ghee. What about regular butter (not ghee) – would that be contra-indicated?

    • Ghee is a totally different thing than butter. Be clear. But it can be used, no problem. And also to note, clarified butter is not ghee, although the Western ayurveda world seems to think it is. Also ghee is not made by dropping a stick of butter in a pan and melting it down and removing the milk solids, yet when one is left to the Western world of reading books written by western people for western people, who would know the difference?

  2. very interesting article 🙂
    you`re saying that it is not called “golden milk” in India, which makes sense, but do you know the name for the drink there? I will have my first trip to India soon and would loooove to drink it there, but I don’t know how to find it yet (how is it called?). Maybe you have some advice for me, that would be great! Thank you in advance 🙂

    • Since milk is not a word here, remember Hindi is the common language here. Where to find it? India is a very big place. Normally in the early evening around sunset is when you will fnd it is the stalls. Depends on where you are.

    • What I meant is, what would I have to ask for to get some golden milk in India? 😉

    • And what I am trying to communicate is that there are stall that will sell chai and if your lucky you will find one that will sell haldi doodha or badam doodha. I can’t tell you what it is called because where you go the language changes. In karnataka it is halu. Tamilnadu it is called pal. Haldi Doodh Ke Fayde in Hindi or Haldi Wala Doodh Peene ke fayede. Totally depends on where you are in India. For instance where i am they do not speak hindi. Most likely if you ask they will look at you like they have no idea what your talking about.

  3. Thank you for the clarification on this. I just visited a website that promoted the mixing of chai herbs with the turmeric as ‘golden milk’, but I thought this did not sound right. The mixing of all these substances is not good for the body. I’m using your recipe to start my husband on for his health issues. Thank you, again.

    • Renato, Thanks for asking. There is no dosage recipe for this. Simply take a small amount of milk like 1/2 cup and add like a 1/2 tsp of turmeric to it. Add appropriate amount of sugar as well, not coconut sugar, not some weird other sugar, just regular sugar. Boil. Done. Drink. It is a common drink here as much as almond milk, which is not made by blending water and soaked almonds.

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