16 Amazing Benefits Of Turmeric Milk (Haldi Doodh) For Beauty And Health August 31, 2016

Turmeric and milk have natural antibiotic properties. The inclusion of these two natural ingredients in your everyday diet can prevent diseases and infections. Turmeric, when mixed with milk, can be very beneficial for a number of health problems. This is an effective remedy to fight hazardous environmental toxins and harmful microorganisms.

Recipe for milk with turmeric or (Haldi Doodh):

  • Take a 1 inch turmeric piece.
  • Boil for 15 minutes in milk.
  • Strain out the turmeric.
  • Cool and drink this milk.

If you want any reasons to drink turmeric milk, popularly known as ‘haldi ka doodh‘ in Hindi, see the top 16 benefits of this wonderful gift of nature:

Benefits Of Turmeric Milk (Haldi Milk):

1. Respiratory Illness:

Turmeric milk is an antimicrobial that attacks bacterial infections and viral infections. It is useful for treating illnesses related to the respiratory system, since the spice heats up your body and provides quick relief from lung congestion and sinuses. This is also an effective remedy to cure asthma and bronchitis.

2. Cancer:

This milk prevents and stops the growth of breast, skin, lung, prostate, and colon cancers, since it has anti-inflammatory properties. This prevents the cancer cells from damaging the DNA and reduces the side effects of chemotherapy.

3. Anti-Inflammatory:

Turmeric milk is anti-inflammatory, and can prevent and protect from arthritis and stomach ulcers. It is also known as ‘natural aspirin’ in Ayurvedic medicine and can cure headaches, swelling and pain.

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4. Cold And Cough:

Turmeric milk is considered the best remedy for cold and cough due to its antiviral and antibacterial properties. It gives instant relief to a sore throat, cough and cold.

5. Arthritis:

Turmeric milk is used to cure arthritis and treat swelling due to rheumatoid arthritis. It also helps in making the joints and muscles flexible by reducing the pain.

6. Aches And Pains:

Turmeric golden milk gives the best relief from aches and pains. This can also strengthen the spine and the joints in the body.

7. Antioxidant:

Turmeric milk is an excellent source of antioxidants that fight free radicals. It can cure many ailments.

8. Blood Purifier:

Turmeric milk is considered an excellent blood purifier and cleanser in Ayurvedic tradition. It can revitalize and boost the blood circulation in the body.  It is also a blood thinner that cleanses the lymphatic system and the blood vessels from all impurities.

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9. Liver Detox:

Turmeric milk is a natural liver detoxifier and blood purifier that boosts the liver function. It supports the liver and cleanses the lymphatic system.

10. Bone Health:

Turmeric milk is a good source of calcium which is necessary to keep the bones healthy and strong.  India’s batting legend, Sachin Tendulkar, drinks this daily for good bone health. Turmeric milk lowers the bone loss and osteoporosis.

11. Digestion:

It is a powerful antiseptic that promotes intestinal health and treats stomach ulcers and colitis. This helps in better digestion and prevents ulcers, diarrhea and indigestion.

12. Menstrual Cramps:

Turmeric milk works wonders as it is an antispasmodic that eases menstrual cramps and pain.   Pregnant women should take golden turmeric milk for easy delivery, post partum recovery, improved lactation, and faster contraction of ovaries.

13. Rash And Skin Redness:

Cleopatra took turmeric milk baths for soft, supple, and glowing skin. Drink turmeric milk for a glowing skin. Dip a cotton ball in turmeric milk  and apply on the affected area for 15 minutes to reduce the skin redness and blotchy patches. This will make the skin more radiant and glowing than before.

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14. Weight Loss:

Turmeric milk helps in the breakdown of dietary fat. This can be useful in controlling the weight.

15. Eczema:

Drink a glass of turmeric milk everyday to treat eczema.

16. Insomnia:

Warm turmeric milk produces an amino acid, tryptophan, that induces a peaceful and blissful sleep.

So, what are you waiting for? Include these two wonderful, natural ingredients in your daily diet and reap the numerous health benefits. Don’t forget to share your feedback. Stay fit, stay healthy!


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  • sruthywissa@gmail.com

    thankyou jayasree….superb information…God bless

    • Jayshree Bhagat

      hope you loved it……..god bless u too

  • srvp

    i love turmeric milk.. i find it tasty.. however i generally use powder form and dont boil it along with milk. just mix turmeric powder with hot milk. is this the right procedure?

  • fall

    Nice info

  • Sadia

    I use 1 teaspoon turmeric pwdr in a glass of cold organic whole milk and a teaspoon of organic honey. It tastes pretty good!

  • thechimes

    Thanks for this idea!

    I highly recommend trying a non-dairy or low-lactose milk for this if you want to get any benefits from it (other than flavor). Dairy has been shown to hinder digestion — not in everybody, but in a lot of people — and cause inflammation. I’ve got a ton of inflammation that happens when I eat lactose, but I’m not allergic to it, nor is it one of my food sensitivities (according to doctors) but if I have any injuries at the time, they flare up.

    I’m a HUGE fan of flax milk — it’s hard to find, but it’s chock full of omega 3’s. Soy is supposedly an inflammatory, so I’d avoid that. Almond, rice, or cashew should be safe (I’m allergic to all of those).

    I’d be curious to hear what you think if you end up trying an alternative milk.

    Just another idea! I like the idea of doing this tumeric milk.

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    • Aditya

      yes afcourse
      it has absolutely no harm or what so ever. i have been drinking ever since i was a kid.

  • GG

    Hi I’m using powder turmeric, will it have the same effect and also I was not boiling the milk. Does it RealLy have to boiled? It’s almond milk. Thanks

  • smile2day

    I use a good quality, non-irradiated, turmeric powder and add it in while soft boiling the milk for about 3 minutes. Boiling the milk makes it more digestible. Ideally you’d be using minimally processed milk…whole and non-homogenized. If you’re using a milk alternative, boiling would not be necessary but drinking cold beverages is generally not ideal for proper digestion.

  • Jefferson Spivey

    Turmeric gives my hot chocolet with milk, an even better tast.

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    Hi Carmela, you can substitute a cow’s milk with any of these, such as almond milk, rice milk, soy milk, coconut milk, and any other non-dairy milks.

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    Hi Adhi, yes, turmeric milk helps to breakdown fats that is found in food that we consume..thus turmeric milk aids in weight loss.

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    Hi Sandy, you can substitute a cow’s milk with any of these milks, such as almond milk, rice milk, soy milk, coconut milk, and any other non-dairy milks.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Ashley, you can substitute a cow’s milk with any of these milks, such as coconut milk, almond milk, rice milk, soy milk and any other non-dairy milks for effective results.

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    Hi Shambhu, turmeric milk can be effective to cure a sun burn. For this you will need to take one tablespoon turmeric powder. Add enough milk to make a smooth paste. Its better if you take raw milk. Apply this paste all over the affected area. Dab some more on the tan. When it starts drying rub in circular motion and rinse with water. It removes tan. Hope you find these tips to be useful !!

  • Shambhu Ram

    thank you

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    Hi Francis, turmeric milk is useful to control weight as it helps in the breakdown of dietary fat. To lose weight you also need to make necessary changes in your daily diet, such as cutting down on sugar and excessive fats. Exercise regularly to get into shape.

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    Yes Munna, you can mix a little turmeric powder in your milk and drink.

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    Yes Taruna…. you can drink this milk in a day.

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    Hi Tausif, yes almond oil can be added to turmeric milk for drinking purpose. Instead of almond oil you add ghee (clarified butter) or sesame oil to it.

  • Marcia Anderson

    Hi Jayshree, this post is really interesting and is very good information. Thanks for sharing. I was just about to ask what type of milk should I use to mix with the tumeric, when i realized many persons have asked the very same or a similar question. Thanks much!