Did you know that glass of turmeric milk your Ma made you drink might have been the best thing ever? Haldi doodh, the old school drink has turned into an international favorite and is being served up as Turmeric Latte around the world. Take a look at some of the amazing benefits of ‘golden milk.’ They will make you go back to enjoying this wonder potion on a daily basis immediately.
Golden Milk Health Benefits
Turmeric milk is an ancient Ayurvedic potion which has been passed on over the generations. Check out a few of the many benefits of having this delicious drink.
Drinking warm milk is a well-known bedtime ritual to beat insomnia. Turmeric helps increase the bio-availability of tryptophan to the brain, which is an amino acid essential in the production of serotonin. Serotonin is the neurotransmitter associated with relaxation and sleepiness. This combination makes turmeric milk a delicious sleep potion.
Headache + Sinusitis
Warm turmeric milk can help reduce headaches and relieve sinusitis. Turmeric possesses qualities which can increase mucus outflow as well as lighten the texture of mucus. This promotes sinus drainage which in turn gives relief from headaches. Turmeric is also known for its blood thinning effects. Blood thinning improves blood circulation which is why it’s advisable for people who suffer from migraines to drink turmeric milk regularly.
Clear Skin and Blood Purifier
Turmeric is known to be an amazing detoxifying agent. Toxins in your body are generally the cause of many other skin problems. Many people consider eczema as a skin disease, however it is actually the result of toxins in your body which have not been flushed out. Turmeric helps flush these out and so is very helpful with clearing the skin and treating eczema. Turmeric helps improve the function of the liver which is responsible for clearing the toxins, which in turn purifies the blood.
Turmeric has extremely beneficial effects on the digestive tract. It helps aid digestion, gives relief from gas and bloating. It can also eliminate constant constipation. Turmeric aids the function of the liver by causing higher bile production which in turn boosts fat digestion. One can even improve one’s appetite by drinking turmeric milk regularly.
Apart from these, turmeric milk has a host of many other benefits. It is known to have anti-inflammatory properties, can protect from arthritis and reduce stomach ulcers. Since turmeric is considered as an antimicrobial agent, it can help fight many respiratory diseases and is highly advised to be consumed by those suffering from asthma and bronchitis. Turmeric milk is a natural antispasmodic, hence can relieve menstrual cramps.
Golden Milk Recipe
Take a look at this easy turmeric milk recipe to get you started.
1 cup whole milk/almond milk
1 tsp coconut oil
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
A pinch of cinnamon
Raw honey to sweeten
- Warm the milk in a pan on medium heat.
- Slowly add the coconut oil, cinnamon and turmeric. Stir until mixed well.
- You can also try blending with a hand blender.
- Remove from heat and let the mixture cool.
- Once the mixture has cooled to lower than 30°C, add in the honey and stir.
- Serve immediately.