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10 Benefits of Turmeric Milk, A Traditional Indian Drink

recipes and benefits of turmeric milk

This post is also available in: Indonesia

Turmeric Milk is a mixture of milk and turmeric is a popular traditional drink in India. Although not so popular in Indonesia, this mixture of milk and turmeric has a variety of amazing benefits.

Here are some benefits of turmeric milk:

1. Facilitate digestion
If your digestion is not smooth, perhaps the consumption of this mixture of milk and turmeric can help you in addressing this problem. It is said that this mixture of milk and turmeric has been proven in reducing bloating and digestion.

To obtain these benefits, you can drink this mixture when going to bed and please feel the benefits yourself when waking up the next morning. Undoubtedly, your digestion will taste better.

2. Relieve joint pain and arthritis
Joint pain usually suffered by seniors can now be overcome by consuming a mixture of milk and turmeric. This is because the consumption of a mixture of milk and turmeric is also believed to relieve joint pain, reduce swelling due to arthritis and strengthen bones.

3. Prevent cancer
The antioxidant content in milk and kukurmin compounds in turmeric can be a combination of antioxidants that can protect the body from free radicals triggering cancer. The antioxidant content in this mixture of milk and turmeric can also serve to improve liver function, inhibit protein sistesis and destroy mutated cancer cells in the body.

4. Relieve headaches
The nutrient and antioxidant content contained in the mixture of milk and turmeric is said to also be believed to treat headaches, which are mainly caused by congestion.

5. Improves brain function
The content of kukurmin compounds found in turmeric in milk and turmeric mixtures can also be useful for improving intelligence, memory and brain function as it is proven to improve Brain Derived Neurotriphic (BDNF) factors. This prevents the body from brain degeneration diseases such as Alzheimer’s or depression.

6. Helps Lose Weight
Compounds contained in turmeric in the milk and turmeric mixture can also help the body to break down fat so that it can aid in weight loss. To obtain these benefits, you can consume a mixture of milk and turmeric without sugar or other sweeteners regularly. It is said that slowly, your weight will gradually decrease.

7. Maintain heart health
In addition to the above benefits, kukurmin compounds in turmeric contained in the mixture of milk and turmeric can also be useful to inhibit the development of atherosclerosis and heart disease as well as prevent oxidation processes that can cause damage to nerve vessels and plaque formation that trigger heart attacks and strokes. This turmeric milk mixture is also believed to help lower homocysteine levels which can damage the walls of blood vessels on your body.

8. Relieves stomach cramps during menstruation
Turmeric in the mixture of milk and turmeric has antispasmodic properties that can relieve stomach cramps during menstruation. This is very helpful for women when dealing with the pain of stomach cramps during menstruation.

9. Relieves coughs and colds
Again, curcumin compounds in this mixture of milk and turmeric are useful to the human body one of which is as antiviral and anti-inflammatory. Due to the kukurmin compound in turmeric and the content of vitamins and proteins in milk, this mixture of milk and turmeric can help relieve the symptoms of dry cough and cold and can even speed up the healing process.

10. Cleanses toxins in the human body
By consuming a mixture of milk and turmeric, your liver performance can improve and blood flow can become smoother so that the process of production of toxins in the body jug adapts smoothly.

Recipes and How to Make Turmeric Milk

recipes and benefits of turmeric milk
Turmeric Milk

How to make turmeric milk is very easy following recipe and step by step how to make turmeric milk.

Ingredients needed to make turmeric milk:

  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) cow’s milk or other cow’s alternative milk, without sweetener
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 small piece grated fresh ginger or 1/2 tsp ginger powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • pinch of black pepper
  • 1 tsp honey or maple syrup (optional)

Combine all the ingredients into a saucepan filled with hot water.

Lighten the heat, let the water simmer for 10 minutes or until it smells of turmeric.

Strain the drink and put it in a glass. Then, serve with a cinnamon “spoon.”

This drink can last for 5 days if stored in the refrigerator.

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