Today I want to share one of my favorite drinks, which has become popular in recent years. While travelling in India, I first came across Golden Milk, also known as Tumeric Milk or Tumeric Latte. I was first attracted by the vibrant saffron color and the warming spice aroma. Once I tasted it, I needed to know more, and on the discovery, I found out that Golden Milk Ayurveda benefits our health. Let’s find out more. Plus can make it at home yourself with our ayurvedic Golden Milk recipe a try.
The History of Golden Milk
In ancient India, people believed drinking cow’s milk would lead to good health. Cows are sacred animals in India, and eating is taboo. So, instead of consuming cow’s milk, they drank a mixture of water and ghee (clarified butter). This mixture became known as “golden milk” because it had a yellowish color. The combination of water and ghee helps to cleanse the body and promote healthy digestion.
Why Is This Drink Called “Golden Milk”?
Today, golden milk is still consumed by some people who believe that it has healing properties. However, there are other reasons why this drink is called “golden milk.” First, it contains both water and ghee. Second, it is made with raw milk. Third, it is often served warm. And fourth, it is sometimes mixed with spices such as cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and turmeric.
“Milk” comes from the Latin mola, which means “to flow.” In Ayurvedic medicine, milk is considered one of the most nourishing foods because it provides essential nutrients for the body. Ghee is clarified butter that is used in many Indian dishes. It is believed to help improve digestion and boost immunity. Raw milk is said to provide energy and promote longevity. Cinnamon, cardamom, clove, ginger, nutmeg, black pepper and turmeric have medicinal benefits. These ingredients in golden milk are added to the milk to enhance its flavor. And don’t worry if you are Vegan. You can use plant-based alternatives!
Golden Milk Ayurveda Benefits
In addition to being delicious, golden milk is packed with nutrients and antioxidants. It contains calcium, vitamin D, iron, zinc, magnesium, potassium, protein, and B vitamins. These nutrients help support healthy bones, muscles, teeth, skin, hair, nails, and eyes.
The benefits of drinking golden milk go beyond nourishing our bodies. It has been used for centuries to treat ailments such as diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis, and cancer. It is believed to be able to prevent aging and improve memory retention.
In Ayurvedic medicine, golden milk is considered a rejuvenating drink that helps to balance hormones and boost immunity. It is said to help reduce stress, increase energy levels, and promote overall wellness.
Today, golden milk is consumed throughout Asia and parts of Africa. It has become popular in Western countries as well, thanks to Ayurvedic medicine. Some believe that golden milk helps to boost energy levels and improve overall wellness. Others say that it promotes weight loss and improves skin conditions. Still others claim that it helps to reduce stress and anxiety.
In India, golden milk is often used as a remedy for colds and flu. It’s believed that drinking golden milk will help to clear congestion from the lungs and throat. It’s also said to be helpful for those who suffer from asthma. In fact, some people drink golden milk before going to bed at night because it’s thought to promote restful sleep. Delicious and nourishing for your body!
Top 7 Health Benefits
Here are our top 7 benefits to drinking Golden Milk. (You can find out how to make it yourself below or pick up this handy premade mix by Clevr)
- Boost immune system
- Anti inflammatory properties to reduce inflammation in the body and relieve joint pain.
- Reduces stress, anxiety and depression
- Increases Energy
- Lowers blood pressure
- Healthier hair and nails
- It helps aid in good sleep
Making your own Golden Milk
Ingredients You Need to Make at Home
Golden milk has been used as an ayurvedic remedy for thousands of years. It is traditionally made with cow’s milk. But today, we can make it using almond milk, soy milk, rice milk, oat milk or even coconut milk. The perfect plant based alternative, a drink you can make vegan and still reap the health benefits. Ayurvedic Golden Milk also contains warming spices such as Tumeric and Giner. Additionally, If you want something sweet, why not experiment and add honey or maple syrup?
How to Make:
To make golden milk, start by heating 1 cup of milk (cows or plant based) in a small saucepan until it starts to boil. Then add 2 cups of water and stir well. Add 3 tablespoons of ghee (or butter, coconut oil) , and 1 teaspoon of spice mix and let it simmer for 5 minutes. Finally, add 4 teaspoons of honey and mix well. Serve hot or cold over ice.
If you live a hectic life but still want the benefits of drinking Golden Milk without the hassle of making it yourself. I would recommend this premade mix by Clevr, who has an excellent and easy-to-use Golden Superlatte premade mix.
Ayurvedic Golden Milk Recipe
Ayurveda Golden Milk
2 cups x Milk (Dairy Milk or Plant based)
2 cups x Water
3 tablespoons x Ghee, Butter or Coconut Oil
1 teaspoon Spice mix (Cinnamon, cardamom, clove, ginger, nutmeg, black pepper and turmeric)
2 teaspoon Honey (or sweetner of choice)
- To start by heating up 1 cup of milk (cows or plant based) in a small saucepan until it starts to boil.
- Then add 2 cups of water and stir well
- Add 3 tablespoons of ghee (or butter, coconut oil) and spice mix
- Let it simmer for 5 minutes
- Finally, add 4 teaspoons of honey and mix well
- Serve hot or cold
- I recommend this excellent spice mix for your Ayurveda Golden Milk:
To Sum Up
This warming, spiced drink is perfect for when you are feeling blue or under the weather, and you don’t need to go all the way to India to try it. It is full of great health benefits. You can easily make it yourself at home using our recipe and bring ayurvedic health into your life.
If you are looking for other ideas for food to give your fantastic health benefits and improve well-being check out our other article on 11 Food to boost your mood.
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