Turmeric Milk Benefits – 17 Amazing Health Benefits of Drinking Turmeric (Haldi) Milk

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Turmeric milk, with its treasure trove of healing properties, serves like a magical potion passed down through generations to aid people. A superb immunity booster, turmeric milk also has properties to calm your mind. Let’s unveil the richness of this health drink and uncover its remarkable secrets in this post.

Turmeric Milk or Haldi doodh, as it is commonly known in many parts of India, is a quick solution for many of your health conditions. Yes, it is true. When mixed with a warm glass of milk, even a pinch of this marvel powder can heal your body in many ways.

Turmeric has been in use as a spice in India and around the world for centuries now. Over the years, people have unveiled various turmeric uses and its amazing qualities which have exceeded its applicability. India consumes the largest amount of turmeric in the world. The spice and the colour add a unique flavour to your food. It also has healing properties, and thus it is used in various Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani medications. Modern drugs have also used turmeric in different ways.

So, How does Turmeric Milk Work in Our Body?

In India, people prefer to drink turmeric milk or haldi doodh before bedtime by adding a dash of turmeric to a glass of warm milk. This is likely to boost health. Further, people also like to add a dash of honey or spices like clove, black pepper, and cinnamon to their haldi doodh.

But how does turmeric milk work in the body? Turmeric has an active element called curcumin which has polyphenols. They are known to have properties such as anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial. This active element boosts body cells as well as various body organs and blood. Further, turmeric helps fight infections and injuries and aid in healing. This spice can support the treatment of liver issues, respiration issues, digestive disorders etc.

Health Benefits of Turmeric Milk 

There are numerous benefits of Turmeric (haldi) milk. People regularly use turmeric on a daily basis as a spice to prepare various cuisines. Further, turmeric milk or haldi doodh is another highly beneficial aspect of consuming turmeric. Here are some benefits of turmeric milk:

1. It Helps in Weight Loss:

The presence of essential omega-3 fatty acids helps in breaking fats down and supports weight loss

2. It Improves Heart Health:

Turmeric milk helps in reducing bad cholesterol levels and enhances good cholesterol to support the health of your heart

3. It Promotes Quality Sleep:

Consuming turmeric milk before going to bed helps in getting good sleep at night since the amino acid present in the drink regulates your sleep cycle

4. It Supports Digestion:

The active element mentioned above, Curcumin present in turmeric, promotes your gastrointestinal health due to the presence of anti-microbial and other properties

5. It Strengthens Bones:

The presence of calcium and vitamin D, which are good for bone health, in turmeric milk helps strengthen your bones and prevents their degradation

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Other Benefits of Drinking Turmeric Milk

Here are some more turmeric milk benefits:

  1. Turmeric milk  is a natural blood cleaner and an excellent antiseptic
  2. Turmeric milk  can reduce the risk of disease by regulating the hormone cycles of women
  3. There are several benefits of turmeric milk for the skin, especially for removing acne and other skin problems
  4. It can delay ageing effects on the skin and can clear spots caused by rashes and sun tanning
  5. Another benefit of drinking turmeric milk at night is that it boosts the immunity of digestive and respiratory organs
  6. It aids in reducing heartburn, acid reflux and bloating
  7. It helps to fight cancer cells with its anticancer properties present in curcumin
  8. Turmeric milk fights against joint pains and inflammation
  9. Turmeric milk is likely to promote brain health and minimize the dangers of Alzheimer’s among people
  10. Turmeric supports digestion by escalating bile production
  11. Among other haldi doodh benefits, it boosts immunity to fight against sore throat and common cold
  12. It is likely to help in the treatment of Insomnia as it induces good sleep if consumed before bedtime

How to Prepare Turmeric Milk? 

Ingredients :-

  • Turmeric powder – 1 tablespoon
  • Thin milk – ½ cup
  • Cinnamon – ½ tablespoon
  • Ground black pepper – a pinch
  • Honey – 1 tablespoon as taste enhancer (optional)

Directions :-

  • Add all the above-mentioned ingredients to a pot and bring to a boil
  • Lower the heat and let it boil for about ten minutes
  • Use a strainer to strain the liquid and pour it into a cup
  • You can top it with cinnamon powder (optional)
  • Drink it, preferably before going to bed

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To sum up

For ages, Indians have honoured the benefits of turmeric, which has been used traditionally to heal infections in cuts and burns. Turmeric is a spice full of antioxidants and can aid in respiratory and digestive problems.

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FAQs: Turmeric Milk Health Benefits

What ailments can be cured by turmeric?

Turmeric is likely to cure many diseases, such as digestive disorders, arthritis, liver diseases, respiratory infections, allergies, depression, etc.

How long does turmeric take to heal a condition?

As per the condition of the ailment, turmeric might take over 4-8 weeks for you to start noticing the healing effects.

Is it better to take turmeric milk at night or in the morning?

People generally prefer to drink turmeric milk at night before going to sleep. However, you can take it in the morning or night to combat inflammation.

What are some turmeric benefits?

Consuming turmeric improves heart health, prevents Alzheimer's, and fights cancer.

What are some turmeric water benefits?

There are several benefits of drinking turmeric water:
~ Turmeric water helps in making your skin look radiating and healthy
~ It elevates liver health
~ It detoxifies blood by breaking down the toxins
~ Turmeric water also helps in weight loss
~ It further aids in indigestion and acidity

What are some raw turmeric benefits?

Eating raw turmeric helps facilitate smoother digestion through the tract. Also, raw turmeric supports the treatment of stomach ulcers. They also lower inflammation in your body.

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