Turmeric milk is a traditional Ayurvedic drink to boost your health and vitality. It is usually taken at night to promote sleep and heal an array of ailments including common colds, sore throat, indigestion, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease, menstrual cramps, headaches and arthritis.
It also fights cancers like that of the breast, liver, colon and prostate, relieves depression, promotes digestive health, detoxifies the liver, purifies blood, boosts circulation, accelerates wound-healing, relieves pain, protects against cardiovascular disease and helps with neurological disorders.
The health benefits of turmeric are further enhanced by adding black pepper to it. Research shows that black pepper contains piperine, a compound that helps the body absorb curcumin better.
Plus, adding other spices like cinnamon and cardamom enhances the taste as well as health benefits of turmeric milk. Cinnamon helps control blood sugar, reduces bad cholesterol and improves circulation.
Cardamom improves digestion, aids detoxification and beats bad breath. Including virgin coconut oil in this beverage adds to the immune-boosting and cholesterol-lowering benefits of your spiced turmeric milk.
Here are some health benefits of turmeric milk:
Cold and cough
Because of the antiseptic and astringent properties of turmeric combined with the soothing effect of milk, it is considered the best remedy for cold and cough due to its antiviral and antibacterial properties.
Turmeric milk helps to cure arthritis and treat swelling due to rheumatoid arthritis. It also helps in making the joints and muscles flexible by reducing the pain.
Aches and pains
Being an excellent source of antioxidants, turmeric milk gives the best relief from aches and pains. It can also strengthen the spine and the joints in the body.
Turmeric milk is a natural liver detoxifier and blood purifier that boosts the liver function. It supports the liver and cleanses the lymphatic system.
Turmeric milk is good for digestion and prevents ulcers, diarrhea and indigestion. Bing a powerful antiseptic, this drink also promotes intestinal health and treats stomach ulcers and colitis.