HOW BENEFICIAL IS OUR TRADITIONAL ‘ HALDI DUDH’ ?

‘ Mom i fell down while cycling today, my leg is hurting me today ‘ – Child

‘ Ah, no worries baby! Main haldi dudh bana deti hu ‘ – Mom

Now people away from India must be thinking that why is this mom giving haldi dudh to her child for injury?

Thats because of its healing properties !

Not just India, haldi dudh is now gaining a lot of importance in the western world as well in the name of golden milk!

Lets discuss more about Haldi Dudh amazing benefits!

  1. Antioxidants, the free radical scavenger!

  • I am sure you might have come across this word a lot of times in many of the articles. Thanks to our lifestyle, we are overloaded with toxins which results into different ailments! These toxic molecule load has to reduce from the body and golden milk helps a lot !
  • Turmeric also known as haldi is the major component of golden milk. Every product has an active component which does all the wonders and magic! Curcumin is the active component in turmeric which has amazing antioxidant properties. It helps in fighting against the free radicals and protects the healthy cells from getting damaged. Sometimes cinnamon and ginger is also added to the golden milk recipe which works as an excellent antioxidant booster!

      2. Might help in reducing overall inflammation in the body which in turn helps in reducing joint pains as well!

  • This golden milk is magical! All the components in it has amazing inflammatory properties!
  • I am sure you have heard off chronic inflammation, the word chronic itself means something which is happening for long. If i had to talk about inflammation in very layman terms, have you closely observed a mosquito bite? It slowly turns red then it becomes itchy. Redness on the bite is inflammation for short term. Similar kind of inflammation happens inside and persists for long term. Golden milk and its ingredients have amazing properties of reducing this chronic inflammation in the body.
  • These inflammatory pains are also termed as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

      3.  Research shows that it improves memory!

  • There are some specific compounds which helps in brain function. When the function of these compounds reduce, brain activity is reduced.
  • Components in golden mixture helps in boosting the function of these compounds and helps in increasing its function.

    4.  Mood swings before your monthly cycle? Turmeric can help!

  • As mentioned above, curicumin is the active component in turmeric and research has proven that turmeric helps in reducing the depression and improves mood swings but there is nothing which is proven as of now so more research is still needed on this.

    5.Research shows that active component in turmeric has cardio protective effects!

  • 2 grams of turmeric powder + 2 grams of ginger powder + 1 gram of cinnamon powder together has shown that it helps in reducing the cardiac arrest episodes however there are researches which is still being carried out and this is yet to be proven (Adding it to the milk is also a very good option!).
  • These components helps in reducing bad cholesterol in the blood which is the LDL (Low density lipoprotein)
  • These components helps in maintaining proper endothelial function in the body.
  • Their anti inflammatory properties helps in reducing the chances of anti inflammatory properties.

    6.Research shows that it helps in lowering down the blood sugar levels as well!

  • Ginger has blood sugar lowering properties!
  • Research has shown that 6 grams of cinnamon per day helps in reducing the blood sugar levels predominantly by 50 points and sometimes even more.
  • If cinnamon is taking post meal, it helps in reducing the sugar absorption in the gut post meal and helps in reducing the post prandial sugar spike in the body.

    7.Golden milk components have anti cancer benefits in them!

  • We all know that cancer means uncontrolled cell growth in the body and active component of ginger which is 6-gingerol has proven anti cancer benefits!
  • It helps in reducing the uncontrolled cell growth to come extent.
  • It helps in reducing the capacity of the cancer cells to spread in the body.

    8.Components in golden milk helps in boosting immunity! 

  • Got cold? Have turmeric!
  • Got cough? Have turmeric!
  • Got fever? Have turmeric!
  • Have you ever though that why is turmeric used so often? It has antibacterial properties which helps in killing the bacteria, it has anti fungal properties too! So when you have got some kind of infection , having turmeric will help your soldiers inside your body to fight against your body!
  • Fresh ginger has also shown that it helps in inhibiting the growth of bacteria in the body which turns helps in faster recovery!
  • Ginger also helps in fighting against respiratory infections.

    9.Golden milk components helps in digestion! 

  • Research has proven that components helps in golden milk helps in curing dyspepsia.
  • It acts as a coolant in the body.
  • Helps in reducing inflammation in the body.
  • Relieves indigestion.

    10.Helps in making bones stronger along with calcium and vitamin D!

  • Research is yet to prove this but some researches have shown this.
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Dr. Trishala Chopra

With varied degrees, Trishala Chopra gets a complete hold in her subject! She is currently pursuing her doctorate in the field of alternative therapies and her diploma in sports nutrition. Her knowledge in the field of naturopathy,yoga, ayurveda, clinical nutrition, nutraceuticals makes her a complete package of knowledge!

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