Haldi doodh aka Turmeric milk is an age old drink drank extensively in India considering its health benefits. Turmeric is stupendously used in Ayurveda and nephropathy from centuries back. Its considered a super spice for its anti inflammatory and immunity properties as well as its antiseptic nature.
Turmeric milk is an ineluctable part of Indian household. A pre bedtime drink, this is also in a variably consumed when there are some accidents, cuts, wounds and body inflammation. Milk fortified with this yellow root is said to relax the body for a good night’s sleep, improve the skin reduce the joint pains
It took centuries for the turmeric milk to get hold the attention of the world. The western people gave a complete make over to the turmeric milk. The year of 2016 saw a sudden spurt of “Golden milk “ all over the world and got my attention in the food bloggers world. Golden milk further gourmetized by turmeric latte. The popularity is growing day by day. When winter hits the globe, these golden lattes are all over the place, reason being that its a simple home remedy for cold and flu.
What exactly is golden milk aka turmeric latte? In simple words, Indian haldi doodh is given a make over and dressed up a bit, but in a healthy way. This latte is a steamed milk beverage with cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, saffron and the like. The resultant concoction is a soothing, immune-boosting, caffeine-free hot drink which can warm up your soul during winters.
It is said that, turmeric when combined with warm milk, is better absorbed by the body. Its because its nutrients are readily released when consumed on its own and a a tiny amount is absorbed by the body, rest flushed out. Cow’s milk provides just the right amount of fats and proteins to ensure the turmeric is absorbed alongside.
Making the original simple Indian turmeric milk is as easy as making a toast. Boil or steam the milk, add a pinch of turmeric to a glass, add the hot milk along with the sweeter of your choice, stir and drink. Like most herbal medicines, it can take several months to notice results in your health. Indian, Asian, and Middle Eastern cuisines add turmeric to daily cooking, building up the effect of the root over time.
This golden milk is a latte healthy version wherein I have added cinnamon, dried ginger, cardamom, pepper and saffron, all of which have many healthy properties. Cinnamon when added to milk will help the insomnia patients and induce a good nights sleep for others. It helps to warm our interior and increase circulation throughout our bodies. In addition, it helps to reduce digestive issues like indigestion and cramping, prevent and cure cold and flu and helps to keep the body warm.
Cardamom when added to the milk along with turmeric and cinnamon, is a spice which is highly lucrative for our health and digestive system. It is antiseptic, digestive, expectorant, stimulant, stomachic, antispasmodic and diuretic and carminative. Above all, in India it is used as a mouth freshner.
Dried ginger is one of the herbal plants which can keep our body warm and protect us from many illness.With its anti inflammation compound and volatile oil, it becomes an analgesic and releif of aches.
Saffron is a wonderful spice which helps human body in abating many diseases and for staying fit and healthy. Regular consumption of saffron milk aids in improving constipation, indigestion, bloating and acidity. A glass of warm milk will help in smooth bowels on a dialy basis. This can be the reason for our ancestors and grand moms insisting on having this turmeric, saffron milk on a daily basis at bedtime. A healthy and glowing skin is another blessing on having saffron on regular basis.
A pinch of black pepper added to all these does wonders for your body. The king of spices “black pepper”, promotes weight loss, relieves cough and cold, improves digestion, boost metabolism and is an home remedy for skin issues.
Hence, I combined all these wonder beauties into a glass of pure joy to keep you all fit, healthy, protecting from the winter anomalies and give you a glowing amazing look.
Add water to a saucepan. Pop in all the spice powders and let it boil for5 minutes.
Add the milk and keep simmering for another 5 minutes.
Add the sweeter and give a boil.
Strain and serve.
Keep fit and healthy!!!!!