Turmeric, is increasingly popular due to it’s amazing health properties and the relative ease to prepare it for yourself and your dog. We have put together for you a recipe for Golden Paste.
do note the FOLLOWING
- Speak to your vet before combining this with medication (NSAIDS) or before surgery or pregnant bitches.
- Not every supplement suits every dog, this is the same for turmeric (golden paste)
- It’s not magic
- Consider a curcumin supplement, the active compound in turmeric, instead if it’s for real medical purposes,instead of maintenance.
Some of the beneficial characteristics of turmeric;
- cancer fighter (more info click here)
- anti-inflammatory (can really help with rheumatoid arthritis)
- helps with gastric issues;
- pain reliever;
- antiseptic (wounds);
- boost the liver
However for dog to gain the benefits of this powerful plant it needs to be prepared to aid it’s absorption in the body, one of the most popular ways of doing this is by making Golden Paste.
you will need
- big wooden spoon –
- 125gr turmeric powder (http://www.cotsherb.co.uk – is a good place)
- 500ml water
- 2 teaspoons ground black pepper (fresh preferred)
- 70 ml cold pressed virgin coconut oil (Biona does a good coconut oil)
Pop turmeric and water in a pan and stir over low heat till thick. Then add the coconut oil and pepper, stir till well mixed. Allow to cool and either put it in a sterilised jar and keep in the fridge or use an ice cube tray if you want to freeze.
in the fridge: 4 weeks
in the freezer: 3 months
¼ teaspoon of paste for a small dog, up to a teaspoon for a large dog, once per day.