You must have heard of chocolate milk, who hasn’t, everybody loves it. But chocolate milk does not help if you have arthritis. Turmeric, on the other hand, works wonder. Here are three benefits of what everyone lovingly refers to as Golden Milk.
1. Turmeric protects joints and Sleshaka Kapha
A study conducted at the University of Malaysia found that turmeric helps in preventing degradation of joints and cartilage. It is also very effective in maintaining a healthy balance of Sleshaka Kapha (synovial fluid) which lubricates joints. Drinking golden milk regularly can prevent cartilage damage and loss of Asthi Dhatu (bone tissues).
2. Effective in Autoimmune Diseases
In autoimmune conditions like Rheumatoid Arthritis (Amavata), turmeric controls damaging autoimmune responses and prevents pain and inflammation. Use of turmeric has been prescribed in Ayurveda for improving smooth movement in joints, increasing flexibility and preventing progression of the disease.
3. Better than pain killers, gentle on stomach
Turmeric is Ushna (hot in potency) and Vatasranut which reduces pain. Curcumin in turmeric is more effective in healing inflammation and tenderness in joints and it does not have the harmful effects of common pain killer drugs.
Multiple studies and researches are underway to make use of the ingredients of turmeric in pills, but the most effective way of benefiting from turmeric is to include it in your diet. Golden milk is a natural way to consume turmeric in balance.
Excessive use of turmeric in summer should be avoided. Milk is cold in potency, so adding turmeric in milk will balance its hotness. You can drink a glass of turmeric milk every day and continue using turmeric in vegetables as usual.