Food we consume is packed with exceptional properties, which are capable of restraining infectious bacteria and virus. But, unfortunately we’re habituated to modern drugs and medicines. Garlic, besides its use in cuisines, has been used as a home remedy because of its curative uses.
If you don’t like the pungent smell of its clove but what to reap all benefits of garlic then mix it with milk. Popularly known as garlic milk, it’s an Ayurvedic remedy to treat various health issues.
Benefits of garlic milk include treating cold or flu, bloating, gastric problems and other common diseases. Garlic is rich source of antioxidants, enzymes, flavonoids, vitamin A, B1, B2, B6, C, potassium, copper, zinc, calcium, phosphorous, proteins and manganese.
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1. Prevents Cardiovascular Problems
Anti-platelet and antioxidant agents in garlic has efficient role in preventing cardiovascular and cancer problems. Anticoagulants packed in garlic, prevent blood clotting and reduce LDL cholesterol level.
Prefer low-fat or skimmed milk while making garlic milk.
2. Garlic Milk for Asthma
Experts hold today’s environmental pollution and microorganisms as one of the factors causing asthma. Anyhow, with the help of innate remedies you can control it to some extent.
Regularly have this milk with three cloves of garlic.
3. Treating Cough
Antibacterial agents packed in garlic can efficiently reduce your continuous coughing. Along with milk you can blend honey and turmeric powder. However, I use nutmeg powder to reduce my cough.
People with pneumonia will feel inflammation in lung, which is caused by bacteria or viral infection. Having garlic milk can help you reduce pneumonia condition.
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5. Lowers Cholesterol Level
Garlic milk reduces the bad cholesterol level in the body and increases the good cholesterol level.
6. Garlic Milk for Jaundice
Stuffed with allicin and selenium, garlic enhances bile production in liver and helps to thwart unwanted toxins. Other factors such as sulphur, aids for healthy functioning of liver.
7. Improves Digestion
When you consume garlic it stimulates digestive juice secretion, which aids in lymph and facilitate removal of waste from the body. Its antiseptic effect is able to reduce inflammation in stomach and thwart infectious bacteria.
Regular consumption of garlic milk will relieve you from sciatica nerve pain, which affects back, hip and outer side of the leg.
This is the most common disorder these days. Sleeping has been replaced by social networking, whoever the culprit (cause for sleeplessness) is, you can easily treat insomnia by having a glass of garlic milk.
Apart from this, garlic can be used as a spot treatment on acne lesions and regular consumption can help reduce blemishes.
Note: Though benefits of garlic milk are enticing, we recommend limiting its use if you see any side-effects. Add only 2 or 3 cloves of garlic per day.
Garlic Milk Recipe
- Low fat Milk – 1 cup
- Garlic – 2-3 cloves
- Pepper powder – 1/4 tbsp
- Turmeric powder – 2 pinches
- Palm candy – 1 tbsp
- Initially, crush garlic cloves to add in the milk. Keep it over stove till cloves get boiled.
- When the garlic is cooked well, add all above ingredients to the milk.
- Keep it over stove for few minutes and mash completely.
Let it cool and strain unwanted cloves from milk.