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Golden Elixir

  • Servings: 1
Golden Elixir

Source: Whole Living, January/February January/February 2013

Ingredients

  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/8 tsp turmeric
  • 1/8 tsp ground ginger
  • Cayenne
  • Honey

Directions

  1. In a mug, stir together water, lemon juice, turmeric, ginger, and cayenne and honey to taste until combined.

Reviews (13)

  • asisa224 4 Oct, 2013

    You only need a pinch of cayenne.

  • tony7165 28 Sep, 2013

    Can anyone tell me how much cayenne pepper to use. The recipe doesn't say.

  • asisa224 16 Jul, 2013

    My 77 year old mother has been suffering from sciatica for months. She has a herniated disk in her lower back. She began suffering from severe pain in her left leg & was recently diagnosed with sciatica. She was prescribed anti-inflammatory medicine which she's been taking for weeks to no avail. The pain in her leg was becoming debilitating. I've been looking for a natural remedy and came across this recipe. She has been drinking 2 cups a day and within 2 days the pain is gone! Thank You!!

  • losfelizshopper 21 Mar, 2013

    The drink is delicious. For those who have questioned the health benefits, just Google the scientific research on turmeric alone. In addition to lowering blood pressure and cholestrol, it also relieves nerve pain. My husband started taking it for a severe sciatica problem. It's now gone! He's recommended it to some of his golf partners for their various nerve pains, and they too have found relief. Many great reports about ginger too. Google them while enjoying your Elixir.

  • tashalynn225 11 Mar, 2013

    SPICY! Otherwise, it was...interesting. I had to add much more honey and lemon to be able to drink it.

  • Pretorria 9 Mar, 2013

    I also was pleasantly surprised on how much I liked this! For those curious about the health benefits:

    Hot Water: Serves to stimulate the gastrointestinal tract and peristalsis- aids w/ digestion.
    Lemon: High in pectin fiber, which helps fight hunger cravings, also aids in digestion.
    Turmeric: Shown to increase liver function
    Ginger: Anti-inflammatory properties
    Cayenne Pepper: stimulates the digestive tract, increasing the flow of enzyme production and gastric juices.

  • Skina3 18 Feb, 2013

    Originally a friend of mine had taught me a similar recipe that only called for lemon, honey and the cayenne and it was good but lacked flavor for me, THIS however is awesome! I go kinda crazy with the ingredients using more then necessary and make it in large batches, using old bottles to store in the fridge, I also throw all ingredients into a pot (including lemon rind) until water starts steaming, then I strain thru cheesecloth to help with the sediment from spices :D This is a keeper for me

  • Heather Williams 12 Feb, 2013

    Surprisingly, this is TASTY! Reminds me of a hot apple cider. Be careful with the cayenne...a little goes a long way. I was shocked when I took my first sip because I really like it.

  • RAMojecki 10 Feb, 2013

    I'm impressed with this recipe, it tastes great. I actually had to replace the tumeric with ground mustard, but it tastes good and has a nice bite to it. I know mustard seed has digestion benefits and supposedly helps prevent gastrointestinal cancers, too. I agree with the others, though. I would like to see how this beverage benefits me overall, especially with a name like elixir.

  • hoopgirl 24 Jan, 2013

    It is good! I was surprised. I think ginger is good for digestion, and it looks as though turmeric is an anti-inflammatory and has some other healing health benefits as well.

  • Moon Beam 23 Jan, 2013

    Tasty with a bite! I think it is best when sipped while hot...Not so good once it cools off in my opinion. I would also like to know more of why I am drinking this ...what is it good for? How is it helping me?

  • dominike 22 Jan, 2013

    I agree totally!
    It would be usefull o know if this drink is better for energy boot or night relaxation?
    Very tasty though!

  • MonSnide 22 Jan, 2013

    I really appreciated how last year you had a little paragraph at the top of each recipe talking about the benefits of the recipe. MISS IT!!! Please consider adding this back in.

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