Golden milk, or Haldi ka doodh, refers to a mixture of healthy herbs with coconut milk, which is warmed to form a tasty beverage that can be taken all through the day. It has, for a long time, been used in the case of high blood sugar, inflammation, usde for detoxification and several other health complications.
It’s actually a mixture of turmeric, coconut oil, ginger root, coconut milk, and black pepper. You can also add a little honey to enrich the taste. However, its efficiency is largely attributed to turmeric, but the other ingredients also deliver various health benefits.
While it has traditionally been made as milk before being heated, you can also use it when making smoothies, pastes, tea, and many different meals.
The health benefits of the ingredients:
Turmeric has been used for centuries in the battle against liver diseases, joint and muscle pain, respiratory illness, arthritis, skin complications, gastrointestinal problems, and to strengthen the immune system.
It has powerful anti-microbial and ant-inflammatory effects, making it effective against chronic and autoimmune diseases. Likewise, it neutralizes free radicals, thereby cleansing the liver, stabilizing blood sugar, preventing degenerative cognitive illnesses like Alzheimer’s and dementia , as well as treating depression, cancer, food allergies, and intolerances.
Ginger has strong anti-inflammatory effects, and effectively relieves cold symptoms and nausea, alleviates muscle and menstrual pains, helps digestion, and regulates blood sugar.
Black pepper averts anemia, combats free radicals, helps digestion, and soothes cold symptoms. It promotes the absorption of turmeric.
Coconut oil boosts the immune system, averts kidney and liver diseases, aids digestion, balances the body weight, promotes heart health, and it improves the skin as well as the overall beauty.
Coconut milks is loaded with electrolytes, magnesium, vitamin B, as well as fatty acids. Besides stabilizing blood sugar, it also helps the blood loss process and promotes joint health.
Honey has potent antibacterial properties, relieves flu and cold, treats allergies, promotes proper sleep, relaxes the body, and has myriad other wonderful health benefits.
Here’s how to prepare the golden milk and enjoy the benefits of its ingredients:
What you need:
A teaspoon turmeric
A tablespoon coconut oil
A little piece of fresh ginger root – peeled and minced
Pinch of black pepper
2 cups of coconut milk
A teaspoon of honey- optional
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
Just blend the ingredients together before heating them in a pan for around 5 minutes. It shouldn’t boil.
You can use any other milk in the place of coconut milk, but dairy milk isn’t recommended, since it is associated with food intolerances.
You can choose to drink the golden milk in the morning or in the evening before bedtime. It’ll effectively detox your body, avert inflammation, stimulate healing, and promote general health.