Original Golden Paste Recipe

This is the number one Golden Paste (GP) recipe that has been tried and tested by hundreds of thousands of members in the Original Turmeric User Group and spread right around the world. Some say the effects are "miraculous". Try it yourself:

*This recipe may be used for humans as well as other animals


  • 1/2 cup (125 ml/60g) turmeric powder
  • 1 cup water (250 ml) plus 1 cup of water extra in reserve, if needed
  • 1/3 cup (70 ml) coconut oil (use raw, unrefined, cold-pressed)
    OR you can substitute with linseed (flaxseed) oil, OR olive oil (use virgin/extra virgin)
  • 2-3 teaspoons freshly cracked black pepper

The amount of pepper has been increased since May 2016. Dr Doug English’s recommendations  have changed after recognising greater success in a large number of cases using the extra pepper. Omit pepper if you cannot tolerate it. Whilst the absorption of turmeric will still be improved by cooking it and adding oil, it will be less effective without the pepper.

Just starting out on turmeric? Begin small on a 1/4 of a teaspoon twice a day with food and water.

Make the Golden Paste:

Bring the turmeric and water to a boil in a saucepan, then lower the heat and simmer until you have a thick paste. This should take about 7-10 minutes and you may need to add additional water along the way.

Only add the freshly cracked pepper and oil at the end of cooking, after it has cooled to a warm temperature (approximately 15 minutes later). Stir well to mix the oil in everywhere and allow to cool again (if coconut oil is hard, it should melt in the mixture).

Do not use pre-made pepper meal, it is best to use freshly cracked pepper. You can find quality ingredients at your local organic health food store.

The Golden Paste will only keep for 2 weeks in the fridge. Do not leave unrefrigerated. Best kept in glass containers.

Freeze excess that will not be used within two weeks. Do not use glass containers in the freezer. It has become popular to use silicon moulds (coffee bean size) to store the excess mixture; it is then easy to pop out a single serve later on.

If you don't like the earthy taste, you can find some ideas here on how to incorporate it in your diet.