Turmeric Potion

fresh turmeric


Asia, but specifically India has been using this ingredient for ages. It’s in just about every curry recipe I make. But the time has come for the Western culture to finally adopt it, embrace it and bring it on home. Without going all WebMD on everyone, I will say that it absolutely helps me in times of IBS, stomach issues, joint pain (from the gym), bloating, etc. It’s by far one of my main go-to elixirs for detox / feel good juices out there.

If you don’t have a juice extractor, stop here. This is mandatory. Wait, you do? Sweet, keep on reading.

Now pair this up with some of the other magical juice ingredients and you have a true winner especially after a long Friday¬†night. It’s a hard, firm, honest drink. One that helps table that dark passenger. Puts it in the back seat for a while. A drink that will never lie to you.

All I can possibly contribute to this recipe and its effects is that for me it has a measurable level of success for those departments above. Who knows…it could be a placebo or just the spicy finish that’s cathartic but it definitely brings me back to being human.

We could use a few more potions in life.

Turmeric Juice Expectations

  • If you don’t have a juice extractor, this is not for you.
  • If you are expecting a sweet, nicey-nice juice, this is not for you.
  • If you are afraid of a little spice, this is not for you.
  • If you want a turmeric juice to pair well with waffles, this is not for you.
  • If you are looking for this as a fix-all, this is not for you.
  • If you are looking for an incredibly¬†healthy detox juice that grounds you, this is for you.

Culinary note: You could even make these into ice cubes, sorbet, popsicles, or even influence some sort of dessert syrup. Wait, what? Imagine it. Happen it.

Turmeric Juice Recipe


  • 6 fresh turmeric root knobs
  • 1 three inch ginger knob
  • 4 cups purified water
  • 1 cinnamon bark
  • 3 cracked cardamom pods
  • 1.5 tablespoon of local honey (lots of benefits in eating honey local to your plants)
  • 1 strip of orange peel
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 sprig of fresh mint
  • juice of a half lemon


  1. Bring the water, cinnamon, cardamom, honey, orange peel, and pepper to a simmer for 20 minutes.
  2. Kill the heat, add the mint and lemon juice.
  3. While you are making the herbal "tea", go ahead and peel the ginger and turmeric.
  4. Throw the turmeric and ginger into the juice extractor.
  5. Extract that magic.
  6. Combine the juice with the cooled herb/spice tea.
  7. Refrigerate for an hour.
  8. Consume.

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