5 Benefits of Turmeric Milk (Latte)
Turmeric powder is often considered the king of spices and is frequently used in curries. It is extracted from Curcuma longa, which is a tropical herb. Extensive research on the properties of turmeric powder shows that it may provide antioxidant, anticancer, and anti-inflammatory properties. You can add turmeric powder in your cooking, or mix it with water for a quick, easy health boost. Turmeric milk can help strengthen your immune system, regulate your digestive system, clarify your liver, and purify your blood.
Strengthens your immune system
Turmeric milk can help enhance your general immunity to protect yourself against a large number of diseases. It is enriched with anti-viral properties, which is why it is often recommended to help fight influenza. It can be especially beneficial for children who are susceptible to influenza or other viral diseases like chickenpox and measles. It can help reduce the development or severity of side effects associated with viral illnesses.
Remedy for treating digestive problems
Digestive problems are a challenge, and it often becomes too easy to turn to medication to manage the symptoms. However, turmeric milk may provide a more natural and effective solution to soothing problems in the digestive tract. Drinking turmeric milk can help improve digestion by relieving gas and bloating. It can also help reduce heartburn resulting from gastric reflux. Turmeric milk improves the flow of bile, which is linked to fat digestion. You can also try turmeric milk to treat indigestion and loss of appetite.
Clarifies your liver
Some studies have shown that traces of curcumin—the substance used to make turmeric—may be linked to the prevention and reversal of fatty liver and liver cirrhosis. Your liver is responsible for recycling and processing chemical substances stored in it. These chemical substances range from chemical additives in processed foods to environmental pollutants you inhale. Turmeric milk is enriched with detoxifying and hepatoprotective properties that may help protect your liver from these toxic materials.
Purifies your blood
Turmeric powder has earned a good reputation for its antioxidant and detoxifying properties. Toxins are released into our bodies by consuming junk food or through our respiratory tract when we inhale pollution. Toxins are not only detrimental towards our circulatory system, but they can also contaminate organs and tissues once blood is transported to them.
The presence of toxins in blood has been linked to several skin conditions and diseases. Turmeric milk can help purify your blood by clarifying your liver, which is one of the most effective ways to cleanse your blood. The diuretic effect of turmeric milk eliminates the traces of toxins through urination. Be consistent with your consumption of turmeric milk to avoid the buildup of toxins in your blood, and visit a doctor regularly to have your blood tested and monitored for toxic build up.
Alleviates the symptoms of eczema
Eczema is a skin disorder that may be linked to a build-up of toxins in your body. Turmeric milk is enriched with anti-inflammatory and detoxifying properties that can help reduce and alleviate the symptoms of eczema.
Yours in health and wellness,
2 cups of oat milk or unsweetened almond milk
1 teaspoon of turmeric
1 teaspoon of raw honey
1 cinnamon stick or ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon
3 cardamon pods
a small pinch of ground or fresh ginger
a small pinch of pepper
Add the almond milk to a small pot and heat on low temperature.
Add the turmeric, cinnamon stick, cardamon pods, raw honey and pepper and stir frequently for about 3 minutes until the milk is warm, but not boiling.
Remove from heat and take out the cinnamon stick. You can reuse it a couple of time. Strain the milk either through a strainer or small colander.
Froth the top of the milk for a few seconds with a milk frother.