Golden Paste (courtesy of Turmeric Life)
Turmeric is a fabulous natural anti-inflammatory. We add a small amount of golden paste to our dog’s daily food to aid in the care of joints. You can also use this paste for yourself! It’s also been used in the treatment of cancer pain, etc.
- 1/2 cup turmeric powder
- 1 cup water
- 1/3 cup raw unrefined cold pressed coconut oil
- 2-3 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
Bring the turmeric and water to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer until you have a thick paste. This should take 7-10 minutes and you may need to add in additional water along the way.
Add the freshly ground pepper and coconut oil at the end of cooking, when the turmeric and water mixture has cooled down to just warm. Stir well to incorporate the oil and allow to cool.
The golden paste will keep refrigerated for 2 weeks.
About the Author: Kelly Murrell helps out with some of the work in the office at Devon Dogs, particularly with marketing and advertising. She used to work in the office at East Bowerland Farm, but recently moved to Vancouver Island, Canada with her husband. She is an avid dog trainer and regularly posts dog training tips for Devon Dogs and Bowerland.