According to ayurveda practitioner Dr Shyam VL, “Garlic milk is a very effective remedy mentioned in Ayurveda for a variety of conditions like Sciatica, abdominal bloating, constipation, low back pain, chronic and recurrent fevers.”
Immunity boosters have become the pandemic buzzword. But did you know that your very own kitchen is full of ingredients that can help you improve immunity while also treating seasonal issues? We all know about the wonderful benefits of haldi doodh or turmeric milk with a dash of pepper, so today we are here to tell you about another powerful home remedy — garlic milk. Yes, you read that right!
Garlic milk which is rich in anti-inflammatory compounds and sweetened with palm sugar candy is known to ward off seasonal issues and enhance immunity.
It is also said to lower cholesterol when had before bedtime, and is even given to lactating mothers to increase breastmilk supply.
According to ayurveda practitioner Dr Shyam VL, “Garlic milk is a very effective remedy mentioned in Ayurveda for a variety of conditions like sciatica, abdominal bloating, constipation, low back pain, chronic and recurrent fevers.”
According to Dr Shyam, both the water-soluble and fat-soluble active ingredients are transferred to the boiling milk. “Milk also reduces the hotness and pungency of garlic,” he said.
Here’s how to make garlic milk to beat acidity and bloating at home
5 gms garlic
50 ml water
50 ml milk
- Add garlic paste to milk and water.
- Boil it until the quantity is reduced to 50 ml.
- Strain and drink 10 ml after food twice daily.
What are the other benefits of garlic?
As Indians, we use garlic in almost all our dishes, because of its strong flavour and delicious taste. However, in Ayurveda, it garlic is regarded as a medicine, due to the presence of allicin, an unstable compound, which is briefly present in fresh garlic after it’s been cut or crushed. What’s more, it also contains other compounds like diallyl disulfide and s-allyl cysteine. The sulfur compounds present in garlic also have potent biological effects.
- Reduces the number of colds and increases immunity:
In fact, one large, 12-week study found that a daily garlic supplement reduced the number of colds by 63 percent, as compared to a placebo. Another study also validated that a high dose of aged garlic extract reduced the number of days sick with cold or flu by 61 percent.
- Helps improve cardiovascular health:
We already know about the rising incidence of heart attacks and strokes. This is mainly due to uncontrolled blood pressure or hypertension. Several studies show that garlic supplements have a significant impact on blood pressure levels, especially in those who have high blood pressure.
- Helps lower cholesterol:
Did you know? Garlic can help lower cholesterol levels, especially in those who suffer from high cholesterol. As of now, research studies are not conclusive, but they show that garlic appears to have an impact on LDL, but nothing on HDL or even triglyceride levels.
- Helps reduce aging:
Most of us are aware that oxidative damage from free radicals is what causes aging. With the help of garlic, the body’s protective mechanisms come into play against oxidative damage.
- It improves the functioning of the respiratory system
If you have a cold, cough, sinus infection, fever, congestion, or sore throat—garlic anti-inflammatory properties can come to your aid. Because of this reason, garlic is also considered to be beneficial for people with asthma.
Don’t just add garlic to your meals for the incredible health benefits. Start your day with garlic tea and watch your body transform.
We are sure by now you know of the many benefits of garlic. This bulb is a powerhouse of nutrients that help to boost immunity, keep infections at bay, and get your digestive system on track. But what if we were to tell you that you can enjoy these benefits not just by adding this herb to your meals, but also by drinking garlic tea?
Yup, garlic tea is a great way to regulate your health—especially if you start your day with it. Even though it may not sound like the most delicious beverage out there, but the fact that it’s loaded with vitamins A, B, and C, antioxidants, fibre, manganese, and sulfur make it worth it.
In fact, according to The University of Oregon Linus Pauling Institute, garlic is an excellent source of organosulfur. When you crush garlic, it releases an alliinase compound which can protect you against cardiovascular diseases.
Garlic tea can help with weight loss
If weight loss is on your mind, then garlic tea can help you out. Garlic tea can help boost fat loss, get your metabolism up to speed, and suppress your appetite.
Here’s how you can make garlic tea at home
Step 1: To a cup of water, add 2 to 3 garlic cloves cut in half.
Step 2: Bring to a boil and turn off the heat. Squeeze some lemon juice and some honey, if required.
Step 3: Strain the tea and drink. If you can stand the taste of it, go ahead and munch on the boiled garlic cloves.
Your garlic tea is ready! Add this to your diet and see your body change.
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