Mixed with honey and spices, this milk becomes especially valuable because it preserves your health and assist in curing many diseases. Benefits of golden milk are numerous because of its main ingredients – honey, turmeric and organic milk. Mixture of these ingredients enhances their each individual healing properties.
In addition to these three ingredients, an important part of this beverage is clarified butter (Ghee) that Ayurvedic medicine respect tremendously. Clarified butter helps in removing toxins from the body and increases the mobility of joints while strengthening the vital organs.
Healing power of milk and honey has been known since the ancient times. A cup of warm milk with honey is known as effective folk remedy for colds and coughs.
Ancient civilizations used this combination to heal the skin. It nourishes and cherishes it, while slowing the aging. Cleopatra used to bathe in it to preserve her beauty.
The combination of milk and honey provides you with energy, it promotes health and vitality of entire organism, improves digestion and strengthens the bones. Ayurvedic medicine added another invaluable ingredient – turmeric – from which this milk got its name. The combination of milk fat and turmeric further enhances the healing properties of this spice and makes it more palatable.
The active component of turmeric is curcumin which is known for its many medicinal properties. It has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anticancer properties. It also protects against heart disease, improves digestion and it is one of the most powerful natural antibiotics.
The best time to fully experience benefits of golden milk is in winter, it will strengthen your immunity when you need it the most. Another important ingredient that you can add to the milk if you like, is a black pepper. This spice has a sharp and warming effect, but also enhances the therapeutic properties of turmeric. It is very useful for rheumatic diseases, for soothing inflammation and swelling of the joints, strengthening and protecting bone tissue and improving joint mobility.
Ingredients for one person:
Pinch of black pepper
1 cup of organic cow’s milk,
1 teaspoon of clarified butter (Ghee)
1/3 teaspoon of turmeric
Pour a glass of milk into the pan and place on stove. Add the clarified butter and spices so that they melt in hot milk. Constantly stir until the milk boils. Remove the milk from the heat and allow it to cool enough that you can drink it. Add honey to the warm milk and stir. Drink while warm. One glass before bed will sooth your mind and it will help you with sleeping disorder, and everybody knows that sleep is very important for the health of your body.