The oldest memory I have of using turmeric is that of taking it with milk. So here I discuss how turmeric when used with milk can be beneficial for various health problems and some common ways of preparing your turmeric milk. Turmeric has been used as a spice in Indian recipes and as Ayurvedic medicine for many thousands of years. Turmeric offers many health benefits since it has both anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties.
Recipe for milk with turmeric or (Haldi Doodh):
Benefits Of Turmeric Milk (Haldi Milk):
Respiratory Illness: It is useful for treating illnesses related to the respiratory system, since the spice heats up your body and provides quick relief from lung congestion and sinuses. This is also an effective remedy to cure asthma and bronchitis.
Cancer: This milk prevents and stops the growth of breast, skin, lung, prostate, and colon cancers, since it has anti-inflammatory properties. This prevents the cancer cells from damaging the DNA and reduces the side effects of chemotherapy.
Anti-Inflammatory: Turmeric milk is anti-inflammatory, and can prevent and protect from arthritis and stomach ulcers. It is also known as ‘natural aspirin’ in Ayurvedic medicine and can cure headaches, swelling and pain.
Cold And Cough: Turmeric milk is considered the best remedy for cold and cough due to its antiviral and antibacterial properties. It gives instant relief to a sore throat, cough and cold.
Arthritis: Turmeric milk is used to cure arthritis and treat swelling due to rheumatoid arthritis. It also helps in making the joints and muscles flexible by reducing the pain.
Aches And Pains: Turmeric golden milk gives the best relief from aches and pains. This can also strengthen the spine and the joints in the body.
Antioxidant: Turmeric milk is an excellent source of antioxidants that fight free radicals. It can cure many ailments.
Blood Purifier: Turmeric milk is considered an excellent blood purifier and cleanser in Ayurvedic tradition. It can revitalize and boost the blood circulation in the body. It is also a blood thinner that cleanses the lymphatic system and the blood vessels from all impurities.
Liver Detox: Turmeric milk is a natural liver detoxifier and blood purifier that boosts the liver function. It supports the liver and cleanses the lymphatic system.
Bone Health: Turmeric milk is a good source of calcium which is necessary to keep the bones healthy and strong. India’s batting legend, Sachin Tendulkar, drinks this daily for good bone health. Turmeric milk lowers the bone loss and osteoporosis.
Digestion: It is a powerful antiseptic that promotes intestinal health and treats stomach ulcers and colitis. This helps in better digestion and prevents ulcers, diarrhea and indigestion.
Menstrual Cramps: Turmeric milk works wonders as it is an antispasmodic that eases menstrual cramps and pain. Pregnant women should take golden turmeric milk for easy delivery, post partum recovery, improved lactation, and faster contraction of ovaries.
Rash and Skin Redness: Cleopatra took turmeric milk baths for soft, supple, and glowing skin. Drink turmeric milk for a glowing skin. Dip a cotton ball in turmeric milk and apply on the affected area for 15 minutes to reduce the skin redness and blotchy patches. This will make the skin more radiant and glowing than before.
Weight Loss: Turmeric milk helps in the breakdown of dietary fat. This can be useful in controlling the weight.
Eczema: Drink a glass of turmeric milk everyday to treat eczema.
Insomnia: Warm turmeric milk produces an amino acid, tryptophan that induces a peaceful and blissful sleep.
Pregnant women are advised not to use turmeric. Turmeric being an anti-inflammatory agent can contribute to stomach ulcers.