Turmeric milk is a health-boosting traditional Ayurvedic drink. It is normally taken at night to stimulate sleep and heal myriad illnesses, including sore throat, common cold, diarrhea, indigestion,  irritable bowel syndrome, menstrual cramps, Crohn’s disease,  headaches, and arthritis.

It is also effective in combating cancer, relieving depression, promoting digestive health, purifying blood, detoxifying the liver, boosting circulation, purifying blood, pain relief, accelerating wound healing, as well as safeguarding against   cardiovascular disease. Additionally, it helps with neurological disorders.

The benefits of turmeric are largely attributed to its active ingredient, curcumin, which boasts strong anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiseptic, and analgesic properties. Turmeric’s health benefits are further enhanced by  combining it with black pepper. Namely, black pepper contains a compound called piperine, which enhances curcumin absorption in the body.

You can also enrich the taste and health benefits of turmeric milk by adding other spices, like cardamon and cinnamon. Cinnamon is beneficial for controlling blood sugar, reducing bad cholesterol, and improving circulation.

 Cardamom, on the other hand,  aids detoxification, improves digestion,  and neutralizes bad breath. Inclusion of virgin coconut oil in this beverage can enhance the immune-boosting and cholesterol-lowering benefits of  turmeric milk.

How to prepare spiced turmeric milk at home

Ingredients:

  • Low-fat milk
  • Black pepper
  • Turmeric
  • Cardamom
  • Cinnamon
  • Coconut oil
  • A pot
  • Honey
  • Measuring spoons
  • A strainer
  • A cup

 Preparation procedure:

  • Pour a glass of milk into the pot, and then place it on the stove
  • Add ½ teaspoon of turmeric powder.
  • Then, add ¼ teaspoon of powdered black pepper.
  • Next, add a small cinnamon stick.
  • Crush cardamon seeds and add them to the mixture.
  • Add ½ teaspoon of virgin coconut oil.
  • Allow the mixture to boil, before letting it to simmer for some minutes.
  • Strain it.
  • Add some honey to taste

Drink your spiced turmeric milk every evening before you go to sleep.

Tips

  • As a vegan, you can prepare this beverage using almond milk or coconut milk, and then use stevia to enrich its taste.
  • If you’re using using freshly ground black pepper, then use a bit less than ¼ teaspoon.
  • You can use ½ teaspoon of cinnamon powder in place of cinnamon sticks.
  • You can also include ½ -1 teaspoon of grated ginger   in your spiced turmeric milk.
  • To prepare this beverage with turmeric tea paste, just heat ¼ cup of turmeric powder, ½ cup of water, and ½ teaspoon of black pepper powder in a sauce pan on medium heat. Then, use ¼ teaspoon of the resultant paste in your milk and add cardamom and cinnamon before boiling it. You can cool and store the remaining paste in the fridge.

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