Ayurvedic Golden Milk| Haldi Milk and it’s Health Benefits
Haldi doodh, in my opinion, is nothing new to Indians. Haldi milk is what you drink when you’re unwell. Mothers give you haldi doodh when you have a cold. Turmeric is used to give milk its yellow color which is why it is also known as Golden Milk.
Turmeric milk holds a special place in Ayurveda. It has been used for a plethora of health and beauty benefits for ages.
This is why today’s blog is totally dedicated to our special Haldi Doodh.
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Turmeric Milk in Ayurveda
Turmeric also known as Haldi, Haridra or Manjal is a very common ingredient one can find in an Indian household. This bright yellow colored ingredient is grown throughout Asia.
It is hot in nature, acquiring dry and light qualities. It is effective in balancing all three doshas which makes it tri-doshic. Its heat balancing quality balances vata and kapha. Its dryness and pungent & bitter taste helps in balancing kapha dosha. Its bitter taste balances pitta dosha.
– 1 to 1 and a half cups of milk
– 1 tsp of haldi powder
– Ginger (as per your preference)
– 1 cinnamon stick
– Ground cardamom
– A dab of ghee
– Sweetener of your choice (honey or jaggery)
How to make Haldi Milk
1.Warm milk in a saucepan in medium-low flame.
2.Add turmeric powder, ginger, cinnamon stick and cardamom.
3.Do not boil but simmer it for good 4-6 minutes or more if you’d like.
4.After that remove the saucepan from the flame and strain it in a cup.
5.Add ghee and sweetener of your choice.
6.Enjoy your nutritious golden milk!
Benefits of Haldi Milk
Antioxidant in nature:
Curcumin, an active ingredient in turmeric, has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for ages because of its antioxidant properties. Its antioxidant properties help you protect cells from being damaged and combat various diseases and infections.
Reduces inflammation & joint pain:
Haldi’s strong anti-inflammatory properties help reduce inflammation and it also helps relieve joint pain naturally. It works efficiently in maintaining the health of bone. Regular use of turmeric milk can help ease the pain related to Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis.
Helps in Diabetes:
According to several studies, curcumin helps reduce blood glucose levels and other issues associated with diabetes. Scientists discovered that curcumin might help prevent diabetes.
Moreover, studies indicate that turmeric extract may help in regulating blood sugar levels and improve the management of diabetes.
Helps in Digestion:
The anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric milk can aid your body in preventing bloating at night.
Having a glass of turmeric milk can help with indigestion and other related digestive problems.
May help fighting cancer:
The active component of turmeric is believed to interfere with a number of cell signaling pathways. Research supports curcumin’s possible function in controlling the growth and spread of cancer.
Some reports show that the turmeric compound curcumin can kill cancer cells in some types of cancer. Therefore, it is believed to offer some protection against cancer.
Relieves menstrual pain:
During periods, as the body deteriorates, pain starts increasing. Turmeric milk acts as a natural painkiller. One can get some much relief from their leg and stomach cramps by drinking a glass of turmeric milk.
These are the benefits that you achieve solely from our main ingredients, i.e “Haldi” in our golden milk.
Let’s discuss how other ingredients in turmeric milk helps your body.
Ginger acquires purgative (bhedan), appetizer (deepan) and heavy (guru) properties promoting a healthy digestion. It works effectively in reducing the symptoms of cough, cold and body pain. It is helpful in balancing vata and kapha dosha. It also works amazingly well in managing menstrual pain due to its antispasmodic and analgesic properties.
According to Ayurveda, cinnamon holds a sweet, pungent taste and is hot in nature which helps in treating cough, cold and also flushes ama out of the body. It is light and rough in nature and often recommended for kapha and vata people. The antioxidants found in cinnamon can help you fight infections and diseases. It is also effective in reducing your blood-sugar levels.
Cardamom helps balancing all three doshas in our body which makes it tridoshic. It works effectively well in flushing toxins out of the body.