Spices have innumerable benefits and we are all aware of it but turmeric’s benefits are somehow underrated. Turmeric with its humble appearance is passed off as a spice that adds color to all the dishes and of course its beauty benefits.
The fact however is that turmeric has much more to offer rather than just being a spice with a couple of benefits. It has been used in Ayurveda medicines too from time immemorial because of its anti-bacterial, anti-carcinogenic, antibiotic, anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric when used in turmeric milk is an answer to a whole lot of health issues and also to promote good health in general.
This drink is very simple to make. It can be made with ginger, pepper as per your preference however today I am presenting the most simple and easiest way of making turmeric milk, which is very effective in itself.
- Milk: – 1 glass
- Turmeric (fresh or powdered) – 1 teaspoon
- Honey to taste
Optional ingredients for variation
- Dried Ginger powder
Take a vessel, pour milk and boil it. Add turmeric and simmer it. Allow it to simmer for one minute and then remove the vessel from the flame. Stir the milk while it is simmering. This will ensure heat is evenly distributed. Turn off the flame. Now strain the milk with the help of a strainer and pour it into a glass. Add honey as per your requirement. Serve hot.
With optional ingredients: If you have digestive issues then it is better if you use ginger and pepper too. This can be added after the milk boils just before adding turmeric powder. The rest of the steps are same as mentioned above.
Note: if you are using fresh turmeric, then you will have to grate the turmeric root and add it to the boiled milk.
Tip: Relish one warm glass of turmeric milk just before you go to bed, this will not only help in reducing the cough and cold but give you a blissful sleep.
For Digestion: Turmeric is great for stomach and aids in digestion. Turmeric is a powerful antiseptic and it helps in promoting intestinal health. It treats colitis as well as stomach ulcers.
Body detox: Turmeric milk is excellent for body detox as it basically purifies the blood and the liver. The impurities in the blood can give rise to many health issues and turmeric milk will help you deal with this.
Induces sleep: Consuming turmeric milk daily helps in inducing good sleep in the night. This is because turmeric milk contains amino acid as well as tryptophan that induce sleep.
Good for skin: Turmeric milk is great for skin. This is because turmeric has high antioxidant content and this helps to fight the free radicals that cause damage to the skin cells, which in turn makes the skin loose.
For strong bones: Turmeric helps to make your bones stronger as everyone is aware milk contains calcium that is very much essential for bones and in addition to that turmeric has bone strengthening properties too.
To control diabetes: Having turmeric milk can help in the treatment of diabetes. It does this by moderating the insulin levels. It enhances the glucose control and helps in increasing the effect of medications used to treat diabetes.
To treat Arthritis: Turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties which are great to treat rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Apart from this, turmeric has antioxidant property that helps to destroy the free radicals in the cell.
To heal wounds: Turmeric happens to be a natural antiseptic as well as an antibacterial agent hence it is a great disinfectant. If you have a wound then all you need to do is sprinkle some turmeric powder on the wound, this will speed up the healing process. Having turmeric milk will help to heal the wound from inside too.
Prevent cancer: Having turmeric milk can also help in preventing prostate cancer. It stops the existing prostate cancer and damages the cancer cells.
Additional Benefits of drinking turmeric milk:
- Digestion: Turmeric milk helps to promote intestinal health and treats colitis and stomach ulcers. It can prevent diarrhoea, ingestion and ulcers.
- Bone Health: Turmeric milk is a great source of calcium hence promotes bone health
- Antioxidant: Turmeric milk is an excellent antioxidant which helps in fighting free radicals.
- Blood purifier: Turmeric milk is an awesome blood purifier; it cleanses the lymphatic system and blood vessels.
- Cold and Cough: Turmeric milk is best to treat cold and cough as it has antiviral and antibacterial properties. It instantly relieves cold, cough and sore throat.