Golden milk is a drink based on a combination of turmeric spice along with coconut milk and possibly coconut oil depending on your recipe. Turmeric is most well-known for its use in curry dishes, but it’s earning a name for itself as a potent medicinal food and has been valued for its medicinal properties for centuries. Turmeric and golden milk are gaining more attention in the Western world over the past years.
1. Liver Health
Studies have found that the curcumin in turmeric may help to prevent and reverse liver cirrhosis and fatty liver disease. The hepatoprotective and detoxifying action of turmeric reduces the impact of injuries to liver tissue by the toxic substances. Increasing the production of bile, it helps remove biliary obstructions as well.
2. Improves Skin
Turmeric has been used for years as an external beauty aid. It has been found to help smooth the skin, lessens fine lines and may help to reduce some instances of acne. Golden milk has been found in some studies to give relief to sufferers of eczema. Golden milk and its detoxifying and anti-inflammatory properties can ease symptoms and prevent flare-ups of eczema.
3. Headache Relief
Researchers and naturopathic doctors have found that a cup of warm golden milk has the ability to ease a headache whether it is due to stress or sinus issues. It is well known that turmeric can increase the mucus flow while lightening its texture which will promote sinus drainage. Another benefit of turmeric is its blood thinning effect. Thinning of blood improves blood circulation, therefore, sufferers of frequent headaches should find relief from golden milk.
4. Good for your muscles
Studies have been finding positive results suggesting golden milk after a workout is a great way to relieve joint and muscle pain. Turmeric is a natural anti-inflammatory and some studies found that it offered similar relief to ibuprofen. In a recent study, researchers found that turmeric and golden milk aided in delay onset muscle soreness.
Study after study has shown that turmeric is a wonderful tool to help fight gas, bloat and indigestion. Another common ingredient in golden milk is ginger which is a well known spice at fighting nausea and soothing stomach aches. A little-known fact is Germany recommends to its population the use of turmeric as a safe herbal treatment for digestion issues.