Golden milk, also known as turmeric milk or haldi milk is a traditional Indian drink that contains an array of nutrients and has been a part of Indian culture for centuries. The turmeric root is known for its medicinal properties and is often used in Ayurvedic medicine. The turmeric root is ground into a powder and then added to milk, along with other spices like ginger, cinnamon, and black pepper. This concoction is thought to have numerous health benefits, including aiding in digestion, reducing inflammation, and boosting immunity.

Advantages of golden milk include:

  1. Turmeric contains compounds called curcuminoids, which have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. curcuminoids are thought to boost the immune system by helping to fight off infections.
  2. Curcumin present in turmeric milk is also a powerful anti-oxidant. It protects our body from damage caused by free radicals. It thus reduces the risk of cancer, diseases of the heart, etc.
  3. Turmeric also boosts immunity levels. Its anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties protect us from a variety of infections.
  4. Small-scale studies have reported a beneficial effect of turmeric on lung, skin, breast, prostate, and colon cancer. Additionally, it possesses characteristics that help dampen the adverse effects of chemotherapy in people already undergoing it.
  5. It is a popular home remedy for pain relief and has long been used in traditional Chinese and Indian medicine. Curcumin in the Turmeric is also a natural antiseptic, making it an effective treatment for wounds and cuts. When combined with milk, these effects are amplified, making turmeric milk an effective treatment for pain.
  6. Ingredients in golden milk may help preserve memory and reduce the decline in
    brain function from Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
  7. The antioxidant property of curcumin in turmeric helps to protect the body from any possible damage caused by free radicals and also helps to repair the body’s cell damage and thus reduce the risk of many illnesses.
  8. Turmeric milk may help to increase levels of the neurotransmitter serotonin, which is known to be involved in sleep regulation. Some of the compounds in turmeric, such as curcumin, are thought to have selectivity towards targets involved in sleep regulation.
  9. The anti-oxidant properties of curcumin in turmeric prevents damage to cells and thus slow down ageing. It effectively prevents the formation of fine lines and wrinkles.
  10. The anti-oxidant property of turmeric helps in treating glaucoma and cataract. Regular consumption of Turmeric halts the progression of glaucoma and prevents vision loss too.
  11. There are a lot of different opinions out there about what causes acne and how to get rid of it. But one natural remedy that has gained a lot of popularity in recent years is turmeric milk.
  12. Milk is a great source of calcium, potassium, and vitamin D which are proven to be beneficial for bone health. These nutrients from milk reduce the risk of fractures and keep our bones strong and healthy.
  13. Turmeric milk is simply milk that has been infused with turmeric, a spice that has been used for centuries in Indian and Chinese medicine.Turmeric milk may help to reduce pigmentation by inhibiting the production of melanin. Melanin is the pigment that gives skin its color, and an excess of it can lead to darker patches of skin.
  14. Drinking turmeric milk regularly may help to lighten pigmented areas and even out the complexion.

How to Make Golden Milk?

Golden milk is easy to make drink. To make golden milk, a person will need:

  • 1/2 cup of milk of your choice
  • 1 tsp of turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon powder
  • 1 small piece of grated ginger or 1/2 tsp of ginger powder
  • 1 pinch of ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp honey (optional)

Now mix all the ingredients in a small pot and bring the mixture to a boil. Simmer the mixture for about 10 minutes or until it is fragrant. Strain the mixture through a fine strainer and top the drink with a pinch of cinnamon.

 

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