Why You Should Start Drinking Turmeric (Golden) Milk Right Away

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What is Turmeric Milk?

Turmeric milk is also known as golden milk. Turmeric is a golden yellow herb generally used in Asian countries. It is widely used as a spice in Asian cuisines. Turmeric contains more than 100 components, and a volatile oil containing turmerone is identified as the main component of turmeric. The coloring agent present in turmeric is known as curcuminoids. It is grown in various parts of India, as well as other parts of Asia and Central America.

What are the Uses of Turmeric?

Many thousands of years ago turmeric was used in Ayurvedic medicine to treat various conditions including breathing problems, rheumatism, serious pain and fatigue. Generally, turmeric is used to season food, in skin care products and for home remedies. Turmeric is a popular spice used in Asian and Middle Eastern cooking. The addition of turmeric provides a curry with a nice yellow color and a distinct flavor. Turmeric acts as a coloring agent in cheese, butter and many other foods. Turmeric is found to be widely used in the manufacturing of food products including canned beverages, dairy products, baked products, ice cream, yellow cakes, yogurt, orange juice, biscuits, popcorn, sweets, cake icings, cereals, sauces and gelatins.

When turmeric is infused in milk it is called turmeric milk or golden milk. Turmeric milk is beneficial for the management of a wide range of health problems and aids in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Following are the Benefits of Turmeric Milk

  • Relief from Inflammation: Turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties; hence turmeric milk helps to get quick relief from internal, as well as, external inflammation. Turmeric milk helps to cure inflammation due to insect bite or any other internal organ inflammation.
Turmeric Milk Helps To Cure Inflammation
  • Keeps Skin Healthy: Turmeric has high antioxidant content which helps to protect the body from free radicals, responsible for cell damage. Turmeric milk fights against free radicals and thereby, slows down the aging process. It helps to achieve a healthy and glowing skin. Regular consumption of turmeric milk is beneficial for eczema sufferers.
  • Remedy for Cough and Cold: Turmeric also has antimicrobial properties. Daily intake of turmeric milk helps to prevent various infections. It also protects from frequent viral attacks when consumed daily. It is considered the best home remedy for the management of cold and cough. Turmeric milk is found to be beneficial for soothing an aching throat or fever.
Turmeric Milk is the Best Home Remedy for Cough  & Cold
  • Boosts Immunity: Turmeric milk helps to boost immunity and its antiviral property prevents the multiplication of viruses thereby providing protection against various infections. People are vulnerable to various infections; regular consumption of turmeric milk helps them to build immunity, for a strong immune system helps to avoid catching infections.
  • Purifies Blood Naturally: Presence of impurities or toxins in the blood can result in severe health problems. Turmeric acts as a detoxifying agent and turmeric milk helps to eliminate the blood impurities and purify blood naturally. It also helps to enhance blood circulation in the body. Blood circulation in the body is also enhanced by the turmeric milk. It acts as a blood thinner which helps to purify the lymphatic system and blood vessels from impurities.
Golden Milk Enhances Blood Circulation in the Body
  • Detoxifies Liver: Liver undertakes the processing of chemical substances such as toxins, lethal foods, and inedible organisms in the body. Turmeric milk helps to protect the liver with the help of its hepatoprotective and detoxifying action. Various studies have revealed that the curcumin present in turmeric helps to prevent and reverse liver cirrhosis and fatty liver.
  • Strengthens Bones: Milk is rich in calcium and good for bone health. Turmeric also has bone strengthening properties. Hence, daily intake of turmeric milk helps to strengthen bones.
Daily Consumption of Turmeric Milk Helps to Strengthen Bones
  • Improves Sleep: Many people suffer from insomnia. Drinking a glass of warm turmeric milk half an hour before going to bed helps to induce a peaceful and deep sleep. Tryptophan is an essential amino acid known to increase serotonin levels in the brain and therefore, associated with relaxation, calm mood and sleepiness. Though milk has tryptophan, yet, the bioavailability of this essential amino acid is low and turmeric can enhance it. Thus, turmeric milk is found to be more beneficial than plain milk and acts as good sleeping aid.
  • Good for digestive system: Turmeric milk is good for the digestive system. Hence, it helps to relieve gas, bloating and often heartburn caused due to acid reflux. Drinking a glass of turmeric milk can help to improve loss of appetite and indigestion related health problems.
Turmeric Milk Improves Overall Digestive Health
  • Reduces Menstrual Cramps and Improves Reproductive Health of Women: Drinking a glass of turmeric milk during menstrual periods helps to reduce the menstrual cramps. Turmeric helps to improve the overall reproductive health of women. It helps to deal with infertility problems.
  • Helps in Weight Loss: Turmeric helps in breaking down of fat, thus speeds up the process of losing weight.
Turmeric Aids in Weight Loss
  • Relief from Arthritis and Joint Pain: Turmeric has anti-inflammatory property. Consumption of turmeric milk is beneficial for treating the pain related to arthritis. It also strengthens bones and enhances flexibility of the joints and muscles.
  • Remedy for headache: Drinking a glass of warm turmeric milk can relieve headaches caused due to sinus congestion or stress.
Golden Milk Can Relieve Headaches
  • Helps to Prevent Cancer: Turmeric has anti-carcinogenic properties. Taking a glass of turmeric milk everyday helps to improve resistance against the development of tumors and cancer forming cells.
  • Enhances Blood Circulation: Turmeric milk is found to be beneficial against certain deadly disease including paralysis, Alzheimer"s disease and other mental problems. Blood thinning property of turmeric improves blood circulation which also enhances the supply of oxygen which is good for brain. Thereby, it helps to slows down the process of brain degeneration.

Recipe for Golden Milk / How to Prepare Turmeric Milk

Ingredients:
  • Milk 1 glass
  • Turmeric Powder 1 teaspoon
  • Honey to taste (optional)
Procedure:
  • Take milk in a heavy bottom pan and heat on the gas.
  • Once the milk starts boiling add turmeric powder to it.
  • Stir the milk to dissolve turmeric powder. There should not be any lump present in the milk.
  • After addition of turmeric powder, milk turns into a lovely golden color.
  • After that add one tablespoon of honey to taste.
  • Allow the turmeric to cool down for a few minutes and drink while it is warm.
Alternatively, a turmeric paste can be prepared and stored in the refrigerator for up to 1 month. Combine turmeric powder and pure water and keep over medium flame for 5 to 7 minutes until the mixture turns thick in texture. For the preparation of golden milk, take a teaspoon of the turmeric paste and add with a glass of milk. Allow the mixture to boil well and the turmeric milk is ready to consume. Honey can be added to taste.

This miracle drink thus has myriad health benefits, and it is clear why you should think of starting your day right away with a fresh, soothing glass of golden milk.

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