Turmeric Latte – Health Benefits

Turmeric Latte – Health Benefits

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Turmeric (Haldi) is the vibrant yellow-orange kitchen herb affectionately known as the magic sword against inflammation, infections and immunity booster. It was birthed in India and centuries ago crowned as one of the great dosha balancers in ayurvedic medicine. With all the healing benefits, you can taste the inherent goodness with each sip. It is just as delicious as it is nutritious. Since ages Indians have known the goodness of this golden spice and used in their kitchen for culinary purpose. Its many benefits have made it quite popular worldwide and these days turmeric is used in many preparations including beauty products, medicines and health supplements.

 


 

Here are few Health Benefits of Turmeric Latte (Haldi Doodh) listed below:

Anti-Inflammatory

Turmeric milk is anti-inflammatory, and can prevent and protect from arthritis and stomach ulcers. It is also known as ‘natural aspirin’ in Ayurvedic medicine and can cure headaches, swelling and pain.

Respiratory Illness

Turmeric milk is an antimicrobial that attacks bacterial infections and viral infections. It is useful for treating illnesses related to the respiratory system, since the spice heats up your body and provides quick relief from lung congestion and sinuses. This is also an effective remedy to cure asthma and bronchitis.

Cold And Cough

Turmeric milk is considered the best remedy for cold and cough due to its antiviral and antibacterial properties. It gives instant relief to a sore throat, cough and cold.

Aches And Pains

Turmeric golden milk gives the best relief from aches and pains. This can also strengthen the spine and the joints in the body.

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.

Antioxidant Rich

Turmeric milk is an excellent source of antioxidants that fight free radicals. It can cure many ailments. 

Blood Purifier

Turmeric milk is considered an excellent blood purifier and cleanser in Ayurvedic tradition. It can revitalize and boost the blood circulation in the body.  It is also known as a blood thinner that cleanses the lymphatic system and the blood vessels from all impurities.The presence of a wide range of vital nutrients in this milk boosts blood circulation. 

Liver Detox

Turmeric milk is a natural liver detoxifier and blood purifier that boosts the liver function. It supports the liver and cleanses the lymphatic system.

Rashes And Skin Redness

Cleopatra took turmeric milk baths for soft, supple, and glowing skin. Drink turmeric milk for a glowing skin. Dip a cotton ball in turmeric milk  and apply on the affected area for 15 minutes to reduce the skin redness and patches. This will make the skin more radiant and glowing than ever before.

Bone Health

Turmeric milk is a good source of calcium which is necessary to keep the bones healthy and strong. Turmeric milk lowers the bone loss and osteoporosis.

Digestion:

It is a powerful antiseptic that promotes intestinal health and treats stomach ulcers and colitis. This helps in better digestion and prevents ulcers, diarrhoea and indigestion.

Protects from hepatitis

The antiviral action of turmeric milk is due to the presence of curcumin that prevents viruses from multiplying in the body, thereby hindering their growth. Additionally, it boosts your immune system and protects the liver from viral attack. Here are some key steps to prevent viral hepatitis.

Cancer

This milk prevents and stops the growth of breast, skin, lung, prostate, and colon cancers, since it has anti-inflammatory properties. This prevents the cancer cells from damaging the DNA and reduces the side effects of chemotherapy.

Arthritis

Turmeric milk is used to cure arthritis and treat swelling due to rheumatoid arthritis. It also helps in making the joints and muscles flexible by reducing the pain.

Menstrual Cramps:

Turmeric milk works wonders as it is an antispasmodic that eases menstrual cramps and pain. Pregnant women should take golden turmeric milk for easy delivery, postpartum recovery, improved lactation, and faster contraction of ovaries.

Weight Loss

Turmeric milk helps in the breakdown of dietary fat. This can be useful in controlling the weight.

Eczema

Drink a glass of turmeric milk everyday to treat eczema.

Insomnia

Do you find it difficult to get your seven-hour sleep? If yes, drink a glass of warm turmeric milk around one hour before going to bed. Warm turmeric milk produces an amino acid, tryptophan, that induces a peaceful and blissful sleep. Milk contains serotonin (brain chemical) and melatonin which in combination with vital nutrients from turmeric relieves stress and induces sleep.

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.

 

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.
 
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.

Drink a glass of Turmeric Milk a day and keep yourself healthy and agile.

 

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Recipe – Turmeric Latte *Serves – 1

INGREDIENTS

1 cup unsweetened almond, dairy or coconut milk
1  tablespoon fresh turmeric root, grated (or use approximately 2 teaspoons turmeric paste)
1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger root (or 1 teaspoon ground)
1 tablespoon coconut oil
Raw honey or sugar (As per the taste)
Pinch of black pepper (optional)

 

Note:
To make the turmeric paste, combine 2 parts turmeric powder with 1 part boiling water. Mix and store any extra in the fridge for up to 5 days.

METHOD

Gently warm the milk in a small saucepan. Do not boil. Add turmeric, ginger and cinnamon. Next, combine coconut oil with the mixture and gently heat together until melted. Whisk with immersion blender to create a foam. Continue to stir until frothy and heated through.Stir in honey or sweetener of choice to taste. Sprinkle with cinnamon powder if desired. Sip, savor & enjoy.

 

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Aastha has over 7 years of experience in the field of Food Nutrition and Health. She holds a Master Degree in Food, Nutrition and Dietetics and Post Graduate Degree in Diabetes Education. By profession she is a Nutritionist and Internationally Certified Diabetes Educator. She is an active blogger, writing is her passion and she loves writing anything from self help, religion, alternative medicine, nutrition, health and fitness. You can follow her blogs: http://aasthajessica.blogspot.in/ http://reborninchrist.blogspot.in/

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