This miracle concoction definitely deserves its title. In its country of origin, India, it is called Haldikadoodhbut here we call it turmeric milk a.k.a. golden milk.It is a mixture of immense taste and offers a lot of health benefits with just one cup!
It is a beverage best consumed in the mornings, but any time of the day works too. In earlier times it has been used as a drink with medicinal properties that can fight inflammation, blood sugar and other illnesses. It also acts like a detoxifier and cleanses your liver and colon.
It is made of very local ingredients so it is easy for anyone to prepare it. The recipe is the following:
• 1 teaspoon of turmeric spice
• A piece of fresh ginger root, minced
• 1 tablespoon organic coconut oil
• 2 cups of coconut milk
• A dash of black pepper
• 1 teaspoon of honey
• ½ teaspoon of cinnamon
To prepare this drink you don’t need any special equipment, you need only to mix the ingredients in a medium pan and cook them for about 7 minutes. It is really important that the milk doesn’t boil. You can also substitute some of the ingredients but note that it will lead to some changes and intolerances in the body depending on which products you choose and your bodily needs.
You can drink it in the morning on and empty stomach, or before bed time and it will accelerate the healing process of the body and fight off inflammation and other symptoms.
The Health Benefits It Offers
Let’s start off with turmeric, a spice that is so beneficial when it comes to muscle pains, joint pain, arthritis, respiratory problems, skin issues and the overall immune system.
It is good in the fight with chronic diseases because of its anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties.
Ginger also has similar characteristics. It is really good in relieving muscle pain, menstrual pain and cold symptoms. The black pepper on the other hand, when combined with turmeric becomes a sponge and absorbs this wonderful spice and produces even more benefits and prevents anemia and aids digestion.
Coconut oil has many uses because of its anti bacterial properties. It does not only prevent liver and kidney diseases but it is also very useful in the cosmetics department because of the wonderful effect it has on skin. When applied directly it can improve the overall health of the skin and prevent serious skin issues.
The coconut milk is packed with vitamins and minerals like vitamin B, fatty acids, magnesium and it is really good when it comes to stabilizing the blood sugar levels.
As we all know honey has never been short of health benefits. It treats allergies, prevents colds and flu with its amazing anti bacterial properties.
All of these ingredients can offer you an easy way of saving your health and preventing any diseases that may come your way. When combined together they form this truly golden milk that will help you in a pinch!