23 Health Benefits of Drinking Turmeric with Milk and Honey
There are a lot of natural ingredient which we can use as natural remedy nowadays. Most of natural remedy that have been used since long ago are honey, turmeric, and milk. Those ingredients still being used until today and people believe that they provide many great benefits for health. To know them better, check these nutrition facts and whats they can bring out :
Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is one of herbal plant from family Zingiberaceae that has been used in medication purpose since long ago. It is native plant from India and has been used throughout India, China and Indonesia as spice and natural medicine. Mostly turmeric is used in curry dish and it is known as flavor enhancer. Turmeric provide many benefits of health and people has start to drink turmeric to improve their health. In Indonesia, people used to shred the turmeric and press the juice then mix it with palm sugar to make “jamu” ( a kind of drink that use herbal plant as ingredients).
Turmeric contains many active ingredients which have biological effect to human body. Curcumin is the main substance contained in turmeric and it used to be called as “holy powder” and its the most active component in turmeric. Today, many researches have been conducted to proved the effect of biological substance of turmeric in some physiological function. Drinking turmeric is belived can promotes your health especially if you combine it with other healthy ingredients such as milk and honey. The inflammatory effect and many other bioactive substances makes turmeric as one of best wound healer.
As well as turmeric, honey and milk give lots of benefits to human health. Honey is known as one of the best antiseptic and medicine for many health problems while milk provide many nutrients which help the body to maintain health. Many people has experienced drinking turmeric mixed with honey and milk. They call it as “liquid gold” because it can fight many disease and keep healthy organ function. Below are the list of nutrients which is contained in milk and honey.
Honey contain most fructose and glucose which made up 80% of honey ingredients. Those sugar level makes honey sweeter than table sugar. Honey contains 18% water and 2% minerals, vitamins, pollen and protein. Honey quality is depend on the water contained in it. Best quality honey contain less water. The vitamin which is contained in honey are riboflavin, thiamin, niacin, folate, oanthotenic acid and some amino acids. While calcium, magnesium, manganese, potassium, sodium, zinc and copper are the minerals which you can found in natural honey.
The healthy effect of turmeric and honey will be best if its combine with milk. Milk is one of beverage which is mostly drink by people. We know that milk contains high level of calcium, protein and other nutrients which gives benefits to body. Human has consumed milk since the first day of born and people regard that it is the best drink to maintain strong bones. Not only can keep the strong bones, milk also provide benefits for heart, muscle, nerve and other body organs.
Health benefits of Drinking Turmeric with Milk and Honey
The abundance of nutrients in turmeric, honey and milk make it as one of best healer of certain health problems. these are the list of benefits which provided by turmeric milk and honey tonic
- Prevent Cancer
Turmeric, milk and honey contains antioxidant and many active substances that can prevent from free radicals damage which can cause cancer. Some studies reported that turmeric can promote cells apoptosis (a process which trigger self destruction of the cancer cells). Combine with honey and milk, this drink will be best cancer fighter
2. Reduce the effect of chemotherapy
According to studies from University of California, Los Angeles found curcumin as the main ingredients in turmeric can enhance the effect of cisplatin (a type of chemotherapy drug which treat head and neck cancer). Combination of turmeric, milk and honey will fasten body repair process after chemotherapy.
3. Reduce the risk of Alzheimer
Alzheimer is a disease which usually happen on old age. People who drink turmeric, honey and milk will reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer. Curcumin as anti-inflammation agent together with honey which acts as antioxidant can prevent the brain cell for damage and the milk will trigger the new cell production in the brain
4. Prevent and relieve inflammation
The curcumin in turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties which is effective in reduce inflammation. Honey is well known for its anti-inflammatory capacities and it may be useful for preventing chronic inflammation. This anti-inflammatory activities will be boosted by milk protein which is well known can help to repair body cells. To get this benefits, you can drink this combination of turmeric, milk and honey before you sleep
5. Relieve muscle pain
A Research which publish in Journal of the International Society for Sports Medicine found found that turmeric contain curcumin which could decrease muscle pain after heavy or moderate activity. Honey can soothes the muscle stiffness while milk can help to calm the muscle. It is suggested to drink combination of turmeric, honey and milk if you experience muscle pain.
6. fasten wound healing
Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, turmeric has a great benefits to heal wound which is cause by cut, rash, insect bites or even burn wound Drinking turmeric with honey and milk will not help you to heal faster but to remove the scar immediately
7. Promote better digestion
Turmeric and honey are well known for their benefits in protecting body organs function. They can protect the organs such as digestion tract lining from developing ulcer. This may help the body to digest the food better. milk can also be considered as probiotic food which is help to maintain good bacteria in gut and help the digestion process
8. Heal stomach ulcer
Turmeric, milk, and honey are best ingredients to treat stomach ulcer. Honey contains enzyme glucose oxidase which produce hidrogen peroxide that can kill harmful bacteria such H. pylori in srtomach. This bacteria contributes in the development of ulcer disease. Same as honey, turmeric also contain great properties which are effective in killing pathogen bacteria that enter human body through digestiion tract. Both of those ingredients get rid of bacteria and milk will has important function in protect the stomach lining from excessive stomach acid production.
9. Strengthen ligaments
Turmeric can strengthen ligaments, so do the honey and milk. The combination of these ingredients will make a perfect tonic to strenthen muscle and ligament. Drinking the tonic before sleep is the best way to get the benefits
10. Boost immune system
Turmeric and honey are really great powerful anti-inflammatory properties that help the immune system function to fight disease and illness. Combine the benefits of turmeric and honey will make your body to resist from any certain disease and illness.
11. Cleanse blood
Our blood is usually fill with toxin and other harmful substance such as allergen and chemical. The tonic which composed by turmeric, milk and honey can help to clean the kidney and resulting clean blood circulation. It flushes away the toxin and chemical elements from the body.based this function, we can call this drink as detoxifier.
12. Protect the kidney
By removing the toxin and other harmful substance from kidney, it may give benefits to the kidney itself. Drink the combination of turmeric, honey and milk regularly will help you to keep the kidney health
13. Relieve cough
Drinking turmeric mixed with honey and milk can help to relieve cough when you don’t have any cough syrup at home, it is one of best remedies of cough since it has function to soothes the muscle of respiratory tract and treat the inflammation in throat.
14. Help in weight loss
Turmeric and honey have a great effect in fat metabolism and can help to reduce weight. Turmeric can break down the fat and flushes it away from the body by increase the production of bile. Drinking turmeric with honey and milk can provide more energy that will keep you from hunger and eating heavy meals.
15. Keep strong bones
Together with honey and turmeric, milk can induce health bones cell production and keep the bones from losing calcium. Drinking turmeric milk with honey regularly also can reduce joint pain and prevent from osteoporosis
16. Prevent cold and flu
Turmeric milk combine with honey can be used as a relive if you develop cold and flu symptoms. Turmeric and honey contain anti-bacteria and antiviral properties which can prevent the body from influenza virus while milk can improve body stamina so the microorganism will be difficult to attack the body.
17. Heal liver disease
People who suffer from liver disease and building symptoms like jaundice is suggested to drink this “golden drink” tonic. Turmeric contains curcumin which is effective to repair liver damage and so does the hone. Milk also provide benefits to make people who suffer from disease heal faster.
18. Treat eye inflammation
Almost all inflammation in the body can be treated by drinking turmeric milk. Turmeric and honey milk has benefits is treating inflammation by inhibit the production of leukotrienes ( a protein which induce inflammation) including inflammation that occur in the eye.
19. Treat asthma
Again the anti-inflammatory properties in in turmeric honey milk combination can help to reduce asthma. It is believed that drinking this tonic may help to reduce the severity of asthma symptoms.
20. Cure insomnia
If you suffer from insomnia and easy to sleep at night, try to drink the turmeric milk which combine with honey. The calming effect of and honey also the effect of muscle reliever in turmeric can induce the quality of sleep. Drink turmeric milk and honey may also help you to feel sleepy before bed since the milk in the tonic contains tryptophan which can induce the sleepy feeling.
21. Treat skin problem
Turmeric milk combine with honey can trigger new cell formation and treat skin disease such as eczema, psoriasis and even acne. The antioxidant in turmeric and honey combat the inflammation that occur in skin while the amino acid and protein in milk help the skin tissue to repair itself.
22. Reduce arthritis symptoms
Arthritis is a condition which belong to auto-immune disease ( hyperactive immune system that cause tissue damage). Combination of turmeric milk and honey can reduce the pain and inflammation that develop in people who suffer from arthritis.
23. improve stamina
Combination of turmeric honey and milk can provide you with better stamina if you drink it before sleep. It has great effect in facilitate good sleep and it can restore the stamina while you wake up in the morning.
Health Risk of Drinking Turmeric Milk and Honey
Turmeric is save to be used under moderate dosage but it is better to consult doctor before consume it since it can prevent the blood clots process or having anti-platelet effect. Too much consumption of turmeric also may cause stomach illness, dehydration and constipation. While there are some people who develop lactose intolerance cant consume milk and may has problem with the tonic. Avoid to give this drink to children under one year age since children still cant tolerate with the high level natural antibiotic properties in honey
How to Make Turmeric, Milk and Honey
This is the basic recipe how to make the golden drink :
- Choose only fresh and good quality of turmeric
- Make sure you wash it clean and peel the skin before use it
- Add 1 inch piece of turmeric in a glass of milk
- Heat up the milk and turmeric for 15 minutes but don’t heat it up until it boiled
- Take it from the heat and put in the glass
- Add two tablespoon of honey and mix it well
- Drink this tonic once a day before sleep
Those are all the benefits of drinking turmeric milk with honey. You can start to consume it right now and keep your healthy body.