Every morning we prepare our healing turmeric based Golden Elixir for our guests. The main ingredient turmeric has many health benefits. These include:
-Anti-inflammatory properties: Turmeric contains compounds called curcuminoids, with the most important one being curcumin. Curcumin has anti-inflammatory effects and has been shown to be effective in reducing inflammation.
-Antioxidant properties: Turmeric is a potent antioxidant that can help to neutralise free radicals and protect the body from damage caused by oxidative stress.
-Brain health: Curcumin has been shown to have neuroprotective properties.
-Heart health: Turmeric improves cholesterol levels, reduces blood pressure, and improves the function of blood vessels.
-Digestive health: Turmeric has been traditionally used to treat digestive issues such as bloating and gas.
-Skin health: Turmeric has been used for centuries in traditional medicine to improve skin health. Its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties may help to reduce inflammation and oxidative stress in the skin, leading to improved skin health.
Note: Golden Elixir is made as a concentrate and is diluted into bottles to serve. Our recipe below makes approx. 100ml of concentrate which is diluted in 1L of water.
1/2 small knob fresh ginger, sliced
1/2 lemon, chopped
5tsp Black peppercorns
5tsp Fennel seeds
2tsp Turmeric Powder
A splash of agave syrup
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
50ml apple cider vinegar
Place all the ingredients in a pot
Bring to boil on stove
Remove from heat to rest in a safe space
Allow to cool for a few hours
Strain mixture into a large container to remove pulp
Label with date and store in the fridge for up to 5 days or freeze.
Add 100ml of liquid to a 1 litre glass bottle.
We recommend drinking 1/2 a glass each morning to kickstart your day.