Golden Milk Tea
Golden Milk Tea is reverenced for its immune-boosting properties, and healers worldwide have long admired turmeric root, the main ingredient in golden milk, for its soothing healing benefits. Such as calming inflammation, depression and improving sleep.
Turmeric is an herbal root, a member of the Curcuma botanical group related to the ginger family of herbs, the Zingiberaceae.
It has remained utilized for over 5,000 years as a medicinal herb. With references across ancient schools of medicines such as Ayurveda, Unani, and Siddha.
Furthermore, in India, Golden milk Tea is called Haldi doodh (haldi=turmeric and doodh=milk). A delicious drink used medicinally to ease insomnia, coughs, and colds.
In fact, for centuries in India, Mothers would often use this traditional Ayurvedic drink to soothe their sick children and help them sleep.
Traditional Haldi doodh is simple to make. Half a cup of piping hot milk with a tablespoon of ground turmeric blended till the entire mixture is a beautiful golden yellow.
Other methods include a blend of milk, turmeric and warm spices, mixing it into hot tea with honey, or using hot water alone to dissolve turmeric.
Adding almond milk, coconut milk, coconut butter, and cashew are all Western enhancements added to taste less like medicinal herbs.
Unearth More Plant Power
Turmeric has a natural superfood ability to inflate the levels of antioxidants. Such as Curcumin, a colorful plant compound that works inside the body and the most abundant antioxidant with potent antioxidant effects. It neutralizes free radicals as well as incites your body’s antioxidant enzymes.
Turmeric + Black Pepper?
You might think that black pepper would help increase the absorption of turmeric or curcumin, but actually, it can have the opposite effect. Black pepper is an irritant, and consuming it in a supplement can actually hinder the body’s ability to absorb these beneficial compounds. So next time you’re enjoying a cup of Golden Milk Tea, leave out the black pepper for maximum benefit!
Antibacterial + Antiviral properties
The ingredients used to make golden milk have antibacterial and antiviral properties which may protect your body from infections.
Their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties can help to strengthen your immune system as well.
How To Make Golden Milk Tea
Nourishing Anti-Inflammatory Golden Milk Tea
This Nourishing Anti-Inflammatory Golden Milk Tea is a warm, cozy hug in a cup! It is beneficial for reducing inflammation, super easy to make, and so delicious. It is a calming tea that comforts you into a restful night's sleep.
- 3/4 Cup - Almond Milk (Organic)
- 1 Cup - Coconut Milk Full Fat (Organic & pba-free can)
- 2 Tsp. - Raw Organic Honey /Or/ Maple Syrup
- 1 1/2 Tsp. - Almond Butter
- 1/2 Tsp. - Organic Bourban Vanilla Extract (Nielson-Massey)
- 1/4 Tsp. - Ground Organic Turmeric | Traditional amount is 1Tbs.
- 1/8 Tsp. - Fresh Ground Organic Ginger
- 1/2 Tsp - Ground Organic Cinnamon /Or/ 1 Half Stick Of Cinnamon
- A Pinch Of Organic Ground Cardamon Or Ground Organic Cloves
In a medium saucepan, combine the organic coconut milk, almond milk, vanilla extract, turmeric, ginger, and almond butter.
*Add the raw organic honey at the end, so the enzymes are not destroyed by the heat.
Heat over medium heat until thoroughly heated about 15 minutes, whisking in the almond butter and the spices until blended well. (Do not boil)
Using A High-Speed Blender
Next, pour the Nourishing Anti-Inflammatory Golden Milk Tea in a high-speed blender with the honey. This method will blend all ingredients incredibly well while also making it frothy.
Pour into your favorite cup, add a pinch of cardamom or clove spice and enjoy.
What To Expect
Haldi doodh has a soothing aroma with warming inviting spices, full-bodied, earthy taste, that is perfectly sweet, rich, yet light and comforting.
BENEFITS OF TURMERIC
The National Institutes of Health PubMed database, one of the quintessential directories for medical research, listed nearly 5000 studies regarding the benefits of turmeric or curcumin.
There are innumerable uses for Turmeric, such as:
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Bladder inflammation
- High cholesterol
- Intestinal gas
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Itchy skin
- Kidney problems
- Liver problems
- Loss of appetite
- Lung infections
- Menstrual problems
- Recovery after surgery
- Skin inflammation from radiation treatment
- Stomach bloating
- Stomach pain, Crohn’s disease, and ulcerative colitis
- Stomach ulcers
- Water retention
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