23 Dec Turmeric Milk: Amazing Benefits for Health & Beauty
You aren’t “Indian” enough if this concoction hasn’t been pushed down your throat during your growing years!
Yes, practically all of us had our Mothers and Grandmothers pushing this one drink down us every time we fell ill with cold and cough!
Then, we hated it. Now, we love it. And that’s because with age comes sense. And sense tells us that there are but few things in this world as potent as Haldi/ Turmeric is curing a range of diseases which could be cold and cough, pimples, inflammation, burns, cuts, liver issues and things far worse!
Hi, this is Dr Madhura Bhide. And this week I tell you more about the goodness of Haldi and what-all it can accomplish!
1. Haldi is great as an aid to digestion!
Science holds that turmeric + milk is one of the best cures for indigestion given turmeric’s anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial tendencies. In India’s traditional scenario, Turmeric has been used quite extensively as a cure for dyspepsia and heart burns. A note of caution though. Do not use milk with full fat as it may just aggravate the indigestion already present! Also, the milk used should be warm.
2. Milk+Haldi have great antioxidant properties
The Curcumin in Turmeric has great, great antioxidant properties which helps fight effectively peroxidation of membrane lipids and oxidative damage of DNA and proteins in the body. Similarly, bovine milk of the kind we consume in India too has its fair-share of antioxidants. In the times we live in with so much pollution around us and the kind of lives we live, build-up of free-radicals and consequent long-term degeneration is a given. We age much, much faster these days. Plus, we have more than our share of diseases like cancer and dementia. The only way out for us is to consume things that stem the rot. And that, curcumin + bovine milk does just fine! And they do it without any bit of side-effects like our normal medicines!
3. Milk+Haldi to detoxify your liver:
The liver is our organ which cleans our blood of toxic substances and regenerates it to its original health while letting it flow back to the body and heart. What may come in its way of working is the consumption of things that are heavy in fats and cholesterol, including fried foods and alcohol. This may lead to the liver either getting scarred or accumulating fats which slows down its activity. The curcumin in turmeric is known for its anti-inflammation properties which help reduce the fat accumulation in the liver + getting rid of all the accumulated toxins. A glass of milk laced with turmeric is said to naturally detoxify the liver and make it work at its optimum!
4. Milk+Haldi to prevent headaches!
As mentioned before, Haldi or turmeric has known anti-inflammatory effects which makes it an excellent pain reliever and pain reducer. And you get it all without the side-effects of mass, factory-produced medicines!
5 Milk+Haldi to prevent pain in joints!
Curcumin’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties are the stuff of legend these days. They help reduce swellings, pain, and stiffness for reasons which could be external like an injury caused by an accident or causes such as rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. If you have stiff muscles/ joints and cartilages, get them moving fast and efficiently with a glass of warm(cow,s) milk + haldi!
6. Milk+Haldi to keep your bones strong and well-maintained!
Bones are what carry our entire weight for the time that we are alive. They thus need to be strong. For them to be strong, they need calcium in great quantities. The milk in “Milk+Haldi is then the best source of calcium to build and keep bones strong. Adding haldi to milk just adds to the milk’s goodness! Haldi with its known anti-inflammatory & anti-oxidant properties help the bones stay intact without worries of osteoporosis, arthritis and other problems.
7. Milk + Haldi to help fight cancer!
Curcumin to the rescue again! Time and again scientific studies have proven that turmeric can not only fight cancer + also prevent its very onset if taken regularly! Its best effects are with breast cancer, bowel cancer, stomach cancer, and skin cancer cells though it can fight others as well! So, if you or your family members are at risk, Milk+Haldi ie. Haldi wala doodh is the best, most potent and easiest way to keep cancer at bay. And not only at bay, but also miles away!
8. Milk + Haldi for a night of good sleep!
What induces good sleep? A fresh, clean, trouble & disease-free body. What gets you all these? Well, of course “Haldi wala Doodh”! What else! Warm (buffalo) milk even otherwise induces sleep. Adding turmeric to it regularly reduces dangerous internal inflammations which helps keep blood-sugar in control, cleanses the liver, cleans the bowels and helps you be at peace- the condition ideal for a night of good, good sleep from which you wake up fresh and energized!
9. Milk + Haldi for a great skin!
Our skin ages because of pollution around us. This gets aggravated all the more in the overall presence of free-radicals. Put together what you get is dry, color-less, aged skin which has plenty of wrinkles to make it look older than its actual age. How one can reverse it is by having regular quantities of haldi i.e., turmeric! In addition to “Haldi wala Doodh”, what is called for is a regular face-pack of haldi! Wash it off quickly otherwise you had an unearthly/ jaundiced yellowness about you! BUT, do it regularly and what you get is awesome, lively, colourful skin.
So, three cheers to Haldi wala Doodh! And if you have been having it regularly and kept your health, thank you Mother and her Mother and so many mothers before her!
On that note, wish you all a very happy new year!
PS: THIS COULD MAKE A GREAT NEW-YEAR RESOLUTION! Yes regular “haldi wala doodh” every evening to keep problems at bay! YESSS
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