Have you ever heard of golden milk? This mixture of spices and herbs with coconut oil and coconut milk is a delicious drink that is a rich source of nutrients and offers countless health benefits! You can drink it all day, but most people drink it in the morning, on an empty stomach and at bedtime.
This drink is actually called Haldi ka doodh, which translates into turmeric milk. It is believed to be a popular recipe from Ayurveda. This ancient system of treatment from India uses this drink as a natural remedy for the detoxification of the body, regulates blood sugar, treats inflammation, and more.
This magical, creamy beverage offers many benefits, and we will discover the way of its preparation and how to use it. It is actually a mixture of coconut milk, coconut oil, ginger, turmeric and black pepper. You can sweeten it with honey. Turmeric is the most powerful ingredient, which has numerous medicinal properties and health benefits.
In order to explain the numerous benefits of this drink, we should first consider the properties of its ingredients. In the treatment of muscle and joint pain, liver disease, skin problems, respiratory diseases, gastrointestinal problems, arthritis as a natural remedy and the main ingredient is used turmeric. It is important for overall health, and strong anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties treat inflammation in the case of chronic and autoimmune diseases.
Some studies claim that with this mixture you can treat allergies and intolerances, prevents degenerative cognitive diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, can improve and stabilize blood sugar, treat depression, detoxify liver from toxins by neutralizing free radicals even to treat cancer. Ginger has powerful anti-inflammatory properties, soothes menstrual pain, regulates blood sugar, helps digestion and relieves symptoms of colds.
Vitamin B, magnesium, electrolytes and fatty acids in coconut milk regulate blood sugar, support joint pain, and prevent weight gain. Coconut oil, on the other hand, effectively heals wounds, improves immunity, helps with digestion, helps with weight loss, hydrates the skin and prevents liver and kidney disease. Black pepper helps absorb turmeric but also fights free radicals, cold symptoms, helps digestion, and combats anemia. Honey is full with powerful antibacterial properties, so it relieves frequent colds and allergies, relaxes the body and helps with sleep. That’s why the turmeric milk is simply a natural health bomb!
Preparation is easy and fast. Here’s how to do this remedy:
Recipe for “golden milk”:
1 teaspoon of turmeric
A little piece of fresh ginger, peeled and milled
1 tablespoon of coconut oil
2 cups of coconut milk *
1 teaspoon of honey (optional)
Half teaspoon of cinnamon (optional)
* You can also use other types of milk, but avoid dairy products, as it can cause a variety of health problems, such as lactose intolerance, eczema, allergies, acne, hives, breathing problems and irritable bowel syndrome.
In the pot, mix all the ingredients and heat the mixture for 5 minutes. That is all!
You can instantly drink it!