Doug English Turmeric Golden Paste

For those wanting to make the simple basic recipe of Golden Paste here is the original Doug English Version.  You can get all the ingredients highlighted in red right here on the MORE2U webshop simply follow the links & use the search box function to find specifics.  More information about the benefits of Turmeric, different dosages for different mammals & conditions are all listed below the GP recipe.  



All information has been taken from the website  so please feel free to browse that website for more information.

This is the Number One Golden Paste (GP) recipe that has been tried and tested by thousands of TUG users across the globe.

This recipe may be used for humans as well as animals.


Please Note: the amount of pepper added has recently been increased (May 2016) on Doug English’s recommendations.


Omit pepper if you cannot tolerate it. The absorption of turmeric will still be improved by cooking the paste AND by the inclusion of oil, BUT remember it will be less effective without the pepper.

Place turmeric and water in pan, stirring over gentle heat until you have a thick paste. This should take about 7-10 minutes and you may need to add additional water along the way.

Add the freshly ground pepper and oil AT THE END of cooking. Stir well (a whisk is ideal) to incorporate the oil and allow to cool.

The Golden Paste will keep for 2 weeks, refrigerated

Freeze a portion if you think you have too much to use within two weeks.

Use for Golden Milk, Smoothies, stir into Yogurt, add to your dinner plate as a condiment… AND don’t forget your pet’s dinner plate or your horse feed … run wild!


Health benefits of Turmeric 

Turmeric has been used for over 3000 years in India and is a food spice that has long been proven very safe.

Turmeric has long been recognized for its anti-inflammatory properties and recent research has revealed that turmeric can be beneficial for a wide range of health conditions.

The main active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin, but turmeric has other active ingredients as well, some of which are currently being investigated for their medicinal value.

The list below has been compiled by Doug English (Veterinarian) who has successfully been using turmeric on himself and to treat animals in his care. If you would like to read a more detailed description – Click HERE.

Here are 6 Good Reasons to add turmeric to you (or your animals) diet:

1. Skin Health

Can help in the treatment of inflammatory skin conditions and speed up wound healing.

2. Arthritis

Alleviates pain and movement constriction in arthritic humans, horses, dogs and cats.

3. Immunity

Builds up resistance to infection and speeds up curative effects of medicine, and noticeably shortens virus activity.

4. Cancer

Lots of evidence in published literature of positive effects of turmeric on various types of cancer cells.

5. Dementia

Decreases amyloid plaque (an abnormal protein) in human brains. Also works well in improving the activity level and socialisation in old dogs.

6. Liver Detoxifier

Increases the levels of glutathione (a major anti-oxidant and conjugating agent) in the liver which is used to detoxify and eliminate harmful compounds.

All the above benefits have been witnessed by Doug English and repeatedly backed up within the TUG Facebook group (of which there are over 100,000 members)

Doug English also believes that Turmeric can be used to replace, or reduce the dose of hard drugs like Non Steroidal Anti-inflammatories (NSAIDS) and cortisones.

In order to UNLOCK turmeric’s powerful healing potential and enjoy turmeric benefits you NEED to Read about the 3 Basic Ingredients.


Turmeric Dosage – How much should I take?

It’s a good idea to start gently and let your body adjust – 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric paste or powder, 3 times a day, is a great starting point.  Take note of how you feel and if it is giving any benefit.  Increase as you feel ready, but again just go gently – perhaps 1/2 teaspoon 3 times a day and so on.

Please Note – There is NO exact dosage – it depends on the turmeric you have and also what you are trying to combat and your body.  You will have to be prepared to monitor and adjust.

Turmeric does not stay in the body past several hours (it varies according to individual – 6-8 hours approx) so you are better off havingsmall doses often throughout the day.  Too large a dose of turmeric will not be utilised – what the body can’t use it will eliminate.

If you have any reaction that makes you uncomfortable, stop or reduce your dose and feel free to ask about it below.  Some people have reported mild headaches, some sneeze, some fart or visit the loo, and less common is a skin rash.

If you are being treated for a specific chronic illness, please check with your doctor if it is beneficial for you to take turmeric.

The guide post to keep in mind is, if your doctor is happy for you to eat curries, then turmeric ‘should’ be acceptable for you as treatment.

Remember, treated as a food, turmeric – for the majority – is safe to eat every day for a lifetime.

Bottom line – Educate yourself and be responsible.

Additional comment by a TUG group member: “Following an accident it was essential I reduce swelling and inflammation, so I did take more than 100 grams of turmeric powder a day for the first 3 days, then 50 grams a day, then back to 4 to 6 teaspoons a day.”

Information on restrictions using curcumin in its pure form (as opposed to turmeric containing curcumin) can be found by clicking HEREand HERE (info about damage from high dose curcumin).


Ultimately, understanding how to maintain healthy gut flora, sustain a balanced defense and strong immune system is key to fighting disease and illness.

Turmeric can help as part of maintaining a healthy digestive tract and reducing inflammation which can lead to many other illnesses including a variety of cancers, arthritis, allergies, irritable bowel etc.

Any lessons you have learnt using Turmeric for Humans can help – please feel free to join our Turmeric User Group on Facebook and join the discussion on turmeric.