Making Turmeric Pastilles

vickeym Posts: 2,019 ✭✭✭✭✭

Has anyone used powdered turmeric to make pastilles? Or does anyone have any idea what the dosage would be?

I used a variation of this recipe:

Turmeric Pastilles:

2/3 of a cup of turmeric powder

4 tablespoons of coconut oil

2 tablespoons of raw honey

a pinch of finely ground black pepper

Mix the above into a paste. Roll the paste into a thin sausage (you will have yellow hands) and cut ‘pastilles’ small enough to swallow. Lay them out on a tray in the freezer. When frozen transfer them to a storage jar in the fridge. Take them with meals.

However the original recipe did not mention how much you should take. My husband and I both have arthritis and joint pains and many folks who use the store bought turmeric have had success ending or at least lessening their pain.


  • Torey
    Torey Posts: 5,502 admin

    The dose for turmeric ranges between 500-2000 mg per day. You should always start at the lowest dose and then tritrate up from there.

    So, weigh the 2/3 cup of turmeric. Then weigh all the other ingredients. A bit of math will tell you how much turmeric is in the recipe compared with all the other ingredients. Weigh your finished pastilles and then calculate how much turmeric is in each pastille.

    For example if the turmeric weighs the same as all the other ingredients put together, then half of your pastille will be turmeric. If your pastille weighs 500 mg then you will be getting 250 mg of turmeric.

  • vickeym
    vickeym Posts: 2,019 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thank you Torey. I will try doing it that way. for now we have just been swallowing a couple. I would guess that mine will be much lower but will try weighing the amounts I used to figure it out for a closer number.

  • Marjory Wildcraft
    Marjory Wildcraft Posts: 1,583 admin

    I would add more honey! LOL. That does sound like an easy way to get tumeric into you. And the fresh stuff you either get at the store or grow yourself will be infinitely better then capsuls.

    During the recent Grow Your Own Groceries Summit there was a free video series by Kami McBride on tumeric. It's on my list of things to learn more about. You might find some useful info there.

  • annbeck62
    annbeck62 Posts: 994 ✭✭✭✭

    Do you swallow these whole or chew them? I might add some things for flavor like cinnamon, ginger, cardamon.

  • Michelle D
    Michelle D Posts: 1,415 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Would this recipe work well for things other than turmeric?

  • vickeym
    vickeym Posts: 2,019 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @annbeck62 We make them fairly small and just swallow them. The honey and coconut oil make them go down pretty easy.

    @Michelle D That one I do not know. Have never used it for anything else. Though I watched a video on making pastilles a few years back and it is pretty much what they did. Not sure what her they were using though I know it was not turmeric.

    If you are familiar with Rosalee de la Foret She has a post about making sore throat pastilles that only uses honey and powdered herbs.

    And this is from Mountain Rose Herbs. They call them lozenges but they are the same thing.

  • Michelle D
    Michelle D Posts: 1,415 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @vickeym very interesting! Thank you for the link.

  • nicksamanda11
    nicksamanda11 Posts: 721 ✭✭✭✭

    We make golden milk to get our turmeric in. It's an easy and tasty way to accomplish this as well.

  • SuperC
    SuperC Posts: 916 ✭✭✭✭

    We put turmeric and freshly ground black pepper on our organic romaine salads