Depending on your recipe, golden milk is a drink based on turmeric spice and coconut milk, and possibly coconut oil. Turmeric is most well-known for its use in curry dishes, but it’s earning a name as a potent medicinal food and has been valued for its medicinal properties for centuries. Turmeric and golden milk have been gaining more attention in the Western world over the past years.
Studies have found that turmeric’s curcumin may help 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 helps remove biliary obstructions as well.
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. In some studies, golden milk has been found to relieve sufferers of eczema. Golden milk and its detoxifying and anti-inflammatory properties can ease symptoms and prevent eczema flare-ups.
Researchers and naturopathic doctors have found that a cup of warm golden milk can 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, promoting sinus drainage. Another benefit of turmeric is its blood-thinning effect. Thinning blood improves blood circulation; therefore, sufferers of frequent headaches should find relief from golden milk.
Good for Your Muscles
Studies have found 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 delaying the onset of muscle soreness.
Study after study has shown that turmeric is an excellent tool to help fight gas, bloat, and indigestion. Another common ingredient in golden milk is ginger, a well-known spice for 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.