Benefits of Golden(Turmeric) milk and How to make

Medical plants have provided an important source for preparation of new drugs as well as fighting against diseases. The extensive survey revealed that TURMERIC or Curcuma longa is highly recommended as a universal remedy in the herbal medicine with wide spectrum of pharmacological activities.

The brilliant yellow spice has been around for centuries and India is the largest producer and consumer of turmeric. Turmeric Milk or Haldi Doodh, now popularly known as ‘Golden Milk’ is a quick fix for many health issues. As little as a pinch of turmeric powder in a hot cup of milk is all that your body needs to heal itself.

Benefits of Golden Milk

1. Antioxidant Activity

The turmeric in golden milk has antioxidant activity, which is comparable to vitamins C and E.

2. Promote Heart Health

Turmeric, ginger and cinnamon in the golden milk, inhibits the release of cytokines, which are associated with cardiovascular disease. So, this helps to reduce coronary artery disease.

3. Helps in Treating Diabetes

Turmeric decreases blood glucose level in diabetic patients. It also decreases complications in diabetes mellitus. 

4. Fights Inflammation and Joint Paint

The turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties which are eve comparable with certain main pharmaceutical drugs.

5. Prevents Cancer

Research shows that turmeric, cinnamon in the golden milk helps to treat or prevent cancers of the breast, ovaries, lungs, skin, brain and digestive system.

6. Promotes Brain Health

The turmeric may help to decrease the risk of depression and Alzheimer’s and also increases the levels of neuroprotective proteins in the brain.

7. Antimicrobial Activity

Turmeric has been shown to inhibit the growth of a variety of bacteria, pathogenic fungi, and parasites.

8. Helps to Boost Immunity

The turmeric is an immunomodulatory agent. It can promote the functioning of all the essential components of the body’s immune system. Therefore turmeric milk is considered to help to keep your immune system healthy and strong during COVID-19. It can also helps to treat cold and sore throat.

9.Enhances Digestive Health

The turmeric and ginger in the golden milk may enhance digestion and promotes fat digestion by increasing bile.

10.May Aid Weight Loss

The anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric might help weight loss.

How to make Golden Milk

Golden milk is easy to make at home – takes less than 15 minutes.

Ingredients for regular Golden Milk

  • 1/2 cup (120ml) of an unsweetened milk of your choice
  • 1 tsp of turmeric
  • 1 small piece of grated fresh ginger or 1/2 tsp of ginger powder.
  • 1/2 tsp of cinnamon powder
  • 1 pinch of ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp of honey or maple syrup (optional)

Ingredients for Vegan Golden Milk (using non diary milk)

  • 11/2 cups light coconut milk, plain unsweetened almond milk or cashew milk, preferably organic, without added preservatives.
  • 11/2 tsp ground turmeric.
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger.
  • 1 whole cinnamon stick (or ¼ tsp of ground cinnamon).
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamon.
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil.
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper.
  • 1 tbsp of maple syrup or jaggery (optional).

Instant mixes for Turmeric Milk

  • Saffola Immuniveda Golden Turmeric Milk Mix
  • The Divine Foods Organic Golden Milk Latte
  • Care Golden Milk Turmeric Latte Mix
  • Caramel Organics Certified Golden Milk Powder
  • Urban Platter Turmeric Golden Milk Masala
  • Nutty Yogi Turmeric Latte Golden Milk.

Direction to make Golden Milk

  • To make the golden milk, simply mix all ingredients in a small saucepan or pot.
  • Do boil and reduce the heat for about 10 minutes or until fragrant and flavorful.
  • Strain the drink through a fine strainer into mugs and top with a pinch of cinnamon.
  • Golden milk can also be made in advance and stored in your refrigerator for up to five days.
  • Simply reheat it before drinking.

 As the global scenario is now changing towards the use of non-toxic plant products having traditional medicinal use, development of modern drugs from TURMERIC or Curcuma longa should be emphasized for the control of various diseases like COVID-19.


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