Tumeric has great health benefits and is famous for its anti-inflammatory properties.  It has been used medicinally for thousands of years and is recommended for sufferers of arthritis as well as skin and immune system problems

Turmeric paste is also known as “GOLDEN PASTE”   Below is just one recipe for Golden Paste (there are many)


1/2 cup (125 mls) turmeric powder  – preferably organic. 

1 cup (250 mls) water 

1/2 cup (125 mls) water extra, if needed 

1 1/2 teaspoons (7.5 mls)  ground black pepper– This is needed as turmeric is absorbed poorly in the body. Piperine present in black pepper helps in its absorption. 

70 ml cold pressed Olive or Coconut oil 

The above list of ingredients and measurements are taken from golden paste recipe by Doug English.


1. Add turmeric to water in a pan. Heat gently whilst stirring until you get a thick paste.

2. If your paste is watery, add some more turmeric if it has become too thick, add some water.

3. Once you have a thick paste, add the pepper and oil.

4. Keep stirring to ensure that all ingredients are mixed properly.

5. Allow it to cool.

This paste is can be kept in a jar and refrigerated. Once made and put in the fridge it can be kept to use for a few days.  Opinions vary on how long the paste can be kept in the jar – most say  1-2 weeks is okay. Not more than that.

The paste can be taken straight from the jar 2 to 3 times a day – ¼ tsp. at a time, or it can be mixed with honey as the taste is not to everyone’s liking.  It can also be added to stews, curries, rice, soup, smoothies – be inventive and try something to suit you.

Comment from a Committee Member:  My sister suffers badly from osteo-arthritis (having had 4 hip replacements and one knee replacement) and after taking turmeric paste for several weeks, went from walking with an elbow crutch to walking unaided.


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