Drink Turmeric Milk for a Powerful Detox and Immune Boost

'Golden' turmeric milk, a great cold and flu buster. (Image: Chani Blue)
'Golden' turmeric milk, a great cold and flu buster. (Image: Chani Blue)

Turmeric has a bright golden color, and can be added to a variety of culinary dishes beyond curries.

Turmeric milk is a great way to enjoy and benefit from this immune-boosting spice.

As a golden-yellow powder, turmeric is an ancient spice with a long history. It has been appreciated for it’s earthy flavor in cooking, and in Ayurveda medicine for it’s powerful antiseptic and disease preventing properties.

The health benefits of Turmeric are many—it’s an all-rounder, preventing and treating many modern diseases.

Turmeric is often referred to as 'The spice of life' for it's health preserving qualities (image:Wikipedia)

Turmeric is often referred to as ‘The spice of life’ for it’s health preserving qualities. (Image: Wikipedia)

Turmeric works as an anti-inflammatory, so painful swelling and stiffness associated with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis can be eased through regular consumption.

Effects of depression and Alzheimer’s will also be minimised by eating turmeric. In one study, scientists found that turmeric works as well as Prozac to treat major depression disorder (MDD), while avoiding unpleasant side effects.

With natural blood thinning agents, turmeric works like aspirin, and can be used to lessen the pain of headaches and migraines.

It’s also been touted as a cancer-fighting food. It was found to slow the growth of tumors, and prevent some forms of cancer.

You now know that turmeric has many health benefits, and so you want try it. Turmeric milk is a delicious way to get your daily dose as a preventive for many afflictions, or simply to detox.

The flower of a turmeric plant, growing in India (image: commons wikimedia.org)

The flower of a turmeric plant growing in India. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

Turmeric milk, the ultimate cold and flu remedy

  • Pour two cups of milk, or milk substitute, into a saucepan and begin to warm slowly.
  • Add 1 tsp of ground turmeric, 1 tsp of dried ginger (or freshly grated), half a tsp of ground cinnamon, and a sprinkle of black pepper. Black pepper helps to unlock the chemicals of turmeric, making it bio-available.
  • Add honey or sugar to taste.
  • Once warm, your beverage is ready to drink. This recipe makes two cups.

I believe that food can be medicine. Turmeric definitely lives up to this notion. It’s been used in India for thousands of years to support vitality and health—turmeric literally means “Spice of Life.”

The writer of this story is not a medical professional, and the information that is in this story has been collected from reliable sources — and every precaution has been taken to ensure its accuracy. The information provided is for general information purposes only, and should not be substituted for professional health care.

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