The Best Way to Take Turmeric: Boo Candy Recipe
As an Ayurvedic practitioner, I was trained in the benefits of turmeric, and the need to eat it as a food for effective absorption. When I had a kid – I found the toddler-snot a real thing to reckon with. I started mixing small batches of turmeric and honey and a pinch of black pepper for her. One of her nicknames is “Boo”, so I put the mix in a jar on the kitchen table with a label that said “Boo Candy.” I'd give her a pea-size bite. Then, I'd eat about 1 tsp.
Over the years, I’ve found my family eats a lot of Boo Candy when we have it in abundance, on the kitchen counter. I now make it in bigger batches. It doesn’t go bad and needs no refrigeration.
The essential ingredients are turmeric, honey, black pepper, ginger, and coconut oil. The spices, honey, and coconut oil help with absorption – first for the components to enter your blood, then to enter deeper tissues. Everything else is customizable. The quantities are also customizable – so make it how you like it. The sky's the limit. But be warned, turmeric is also a yellow dye – and can stain like a klesha (inside joke for yogis!).
Boo Candy Recipe:
- 1 1/3 c. turmeric powder
- 1/2 c. raw honey
- 1/4 c. coconut oil
- 2 tbsp. ashwagandha (optional)
- 2 tsp black pepper powder
- 2 tsp ginger powder
- 1/2 tsp. clove powder (optional)
Mix all ingredients in a food processor. Mix into a gooey paste. Store in a 1 cup glass jar.
How to Take It and How Often:
Take 1/4 tsp- 3/4 tsp on a spoon. Wash it down with water.
At least once a day – or as much as you want.
- Where I Prefer to Source Organic Spices, etc.
- Turmeric Powder: Banyan Botanicals
- Ginger Powder: Banyan Botanicals
- Black Pepper Powder: local natural market
- Ashwagandha Powder: Banyan Botanicals
- Coconut Oil: Thrive Market
- Raw Honey: Thrive Market
Boo Candy vs. Turmeric Supplements
Cost difference: $5 vs. $50
A batch of Organic Boo Candy sets you back about the same as a fancy coffee drink. Making it part of your daily diet is a cheap alternative that prevents you from getting coughs, colds, cases of flu, or struggling with allergies. Taking supplements gets expensive fast – and most people don't stick to it. Moreover, kids have a hard time with pills, but an easy time with goo.
Tasting your medicine, like tasting your food, is an important part of not only absorption but of your body becoming smarter as to what it craves. Turmeric is bitter and astringent. Ginger and black pepper are pungent. Honey is sweet. This mix of tastes balances the physiology and wakes up a sleepy, conditioned palette to the taste necessary for dynamic balance.
Benefits of Boo Candy (or turmeric, black pepper, honey + coconut oil)
- Prevents cold and flu
- Decreases mucus
- Improves digestion, absorption, and elimination (reduces flatulence, bloating + intestinal mucus)
- Cleans the blood
- Clears the skin
- Decreases sugar cravings
- Decreases inflammation
- Decreases chronic pain
- Prevents arthritis + joint inflammation
- Preventative for cancer + decreases cancer growth
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