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.
The turmeric in golden milk has antioxidant activity, which is comparable to vitamins C and E.
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.
Turmeric decreases blood glucose level in diabetic patients. It also decreases complications in diabetes mellitus.
The turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties which are eve comparable with certain main pharmaceutical drugs.
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.
The turmeric may help to decrease the risk of depression and Alzheimer’s and also increases the levels of neuroprotective proteins in the brain.
Turmeric has been shown to inhibit the growth of a variety of bacteria, pathogenic fungi, and parasites.
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.
The turmeric and ginger in the golden milk may enhance digestion and promotes fat digestion by increasing bile.
The anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric might help weight loss.
Golden milk is easy to make at home – takes less than 15 minutes.
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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