Turmeric is a spice found in virtually every kitchen – particularly in Asian countries. This yellow coloured spice is an important ingredient in many curry recipes. It is also used to flavour and colour mustard sauce, butter, and a variety of cheese.
This unique condiment finds extensive use in Ayurveda for its medicinal properties – particularly as a natural antiseptic and immunity boosting antioxidant. When combined with milk and a few other condiments, this mixture – that we at BanLabs call Care Golden Milk – becomes a powerful immunity booster and healer. Here are some of the health benefits of this great beverage that you can sip hot or cold
Antioxidants are chemicals that prevent cell damage. A diet rich in antioxidants can significantly lower the probability of your contracting infection or disease.
Virtually every ingredient of Care Golden Milk contains antioxidant properties. Particularly cur cumin – a chemical found in turmeric – ginger, cardamom, and black pepper – all of which are high in antioxidants.
Care Golden Milk is therefore a powerful antioxidant.
Chronic inflammation, joint pains, and osteoarthritis are common complaints of the 50s and above. These conditions can lead to complications varying in severity and seriousness from mild IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) to Alzheimer’s disease, and even cancer.
To counter inflammation, Care’s Golden Milk has cinnamon and ginger as important ingredients. It has been scientifically proven that the combination of cur cumin, ginger, and cinnamon – all three ingredients present in Care Golden Milk – makes a potent anti-inflammatory potion. Gingerol – the chemical that gives ginger its unique flavour and fragrance – has anti-inflammatory properties that help ease joint pains.
Science shows that accumulation of tau – a type of protein – in the brain leads to Alzheimer’s disease. Cinnamon – another condiment frequently found in Indian kitchens – helps reduce the build-up of tau protein in the brain – as does piperine found in black pepper – warding off – and perhaps even preventing – Alzheimer’s. Moreover, cur cumin can help increase the production of Brain-Derived Neurotropic Factor (BDNF), which in turn promotes brain cell growth. Animal studies have also shown that ginger contains chemicals that can slow down age-related brain damage and improve memory.
The three main ingredients of Care Golden Milk – ginger, cinnamon, and turmeric – have all been linked to better heart functioning as well as lowering the risk and incidence of heart disease. An RDA of 12 mg cinnamon can reduce bad cholesterol and triglycerides while improving good cholesterol. Moreover, cur cumin can help improve your endothelial function. Cardamom – a natural diuretic – helps reduce water retention and pressure on the heart helping it to function better.
A combination of ginger and cinnamon can help reduce blood sugar levels. It also lowers the body’s resistance to insulin – the compound that helps break down the glucose and sugar in the food – thereby reducing the risk and incidence of type II diabetes. Of course, if you lace your golden milk with honey or syrup, you might level off the positive effects.
In Indian homes, turmeric milk is believed to be the cure-all remedy for colds, coughs, and a multitude of infections. Scientific studies have corroborated this claim insofar as cur cumin has been proven to have anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. Further, ginger is known to inhibit bacterial growth, as is cinnamon. These properties of ginger and turmeric coupled with the diuretic properties of cardamom help drain out any fungi or bacteria that may invade your system.
These two lifestyle conditions can be better managed with the combination of ginger and turmeric. While ginger serves to ensure regular bowel movement, turmeric acts as an antiseptic slave over grazed stomach and intestine linings. Cardamom releases excess gas and easies nausea providing symptomatic relief. Turmeric is also known to increase bile production thereby aiding digestion. Other digestive tract related life style diseases such as ulcerative colitis and IBS also be better managed with Care Golden Milk reducing both attack frequency and impact.
Milk – considered a wholesome meal in and of itself – is rich in calcium and magnesium as well as Vitamin D. All these ingredients are essential for growth and strengthening the skeletal structure. It is for this reason that children are encouraged to drink milk during their growing years.
While many mothers fortify milk with health drinks, we at Care believe that there is no substitute for Mother Nature’s loving care. That is why we have brought you Grandma’s age old Haldi ka doodh in a new form – ready mix – to ensure that you can care for your family yet give your full to your other responsibilities.
Making Haldi ka Doodh is now easy – just mix the contents of the sachet in warm or cold water – as you like it – and voila, you have the perfect health drink for the entire family.