Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Milk

Ayurvedic healers love turmeric for its anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, and anti-oxidant properties. Try this cup of comfort tonight — the turmeric will settle your stomach, the warm milk will make you sleepy, and the spices provide extra flavor and warmth.

Heat 2 cups organic milk with 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder, a pinch each of freshly grated ginger-root and cracked black pepper, and 1 cinnamon stick. Cook until the milk comes to a full boil. Enjoy warm.

Variation: Use 2 crushed cardamom pods instead of a cinnamon stick. Add crushed jaggery, honey, or sugar to taste.

Health Benefits: Scientific studies have shown that turmeric can help prevent and/or ease arthritis, heart disease, diabetes, certain cancers, and Alzheimer’s disease. From an ayurvedic perspective, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, and black pepper are warming spices that help keep the sniffles away. The warm milk provides protein and makes tryptophan, a sleep-enhancing amino acid, more readily available to the body.

Shubhra Krishan is the author of Essential Ayurveda: What It Is and What It Can Do for You and Radiant Body, Restful Mind.

By Shubhra Krishan, Yoga+

137 comments

Elena Poensgen
Elena Poensgen8 months ago

Thank you

Kerry Fowler
BackSoon Fowler8 months ago

Turmeric is a wonderful spice, and finding more ways to use them the better. Thanks for the post.

Teresa W.
Teresa W.8 months ago

thank you

Gabriela Baldaia
Gabriela Baldaia2 years ago

Thank you for the great info !!

Natalie S.
Natalie S.3 years ago

Sounds delicious and effective - I'll try it out! Thanks for sharing.

Maggie Kearns
Maggie Kearns3 years ago

ty

Shailja Mukhtyar
Shailja Mukhtyar3 years ago

Tumeric is anti everything!!!
ANTISEPTIC
ANTIBIOTIC
ANTIHELMINTHIC ( WORMS)
ANTI VIRAL
ANTI NEOPLASTIC ( CANCER)

AND ALSO A POTENT ANTIINFLAMATORY AGENT.

( ANTI NEOPLASTIC-- RESEARCH FROM U MICHIGAN SAYS,
5X DOSE IN ROUTINE INDIAN COOKING Inhibits cancer cell growth, w/ o harming adjacent healthy tissues.

Trust me, i know... I grew up on these remedies... as an Asian Indian, cooking w/ spices, and also as a yoga teacher and licensed Physician, working in NY.

Fred Hoekstra
Fred Hoekstra3 years ago

Thank you Megan, for Sharing this!

Sheri P.
Sheri P.3 years ago

thanks!

Frans Badenhorst
Frans Badenhorst3 years ago

makes sense... thanks for the post