April 2021 | THE PAHADI STORY

The Blessing Called Haldi Doodh

By Reena Mehta

India is full of herbs and ayurvedic medicines. People in the region have superior knowledge of using ayurvedic herbs and natural spices to cure many diseases. In fact, this is how people used to combat health issues traditionally. Similarly, in Indian culture, Haldi Doodh is considered a natural immunity booster. The golden spice of India, the turmeric powder known as Haldi has many health benefits. Combined with milk, which comprises all the essential nutrients, this herbal drink is very much effective. This drink has also gained hype abroad due to its medicinal properties.

 

If consumed regularly, Haldi Doodh works as a natural immunity booster. Moreover, it prevents many chronic diseases, one such being cancer. With physiological benefits, it also has positive effects on the psychology of one. Having Haldi Doodh is a blessing to your health. The benefits can be listed below-

 

Immunity Booster

 

Haldi Doodh or turmeric milk is well known for developing immunity in human beings. The chemical compound present in turmeric called curcumin is abundant in antioxidants. These antioxidants ensure that the body cells remain healthy by preventing damage from the free radicals (volatile and damaging to the cells).

 

On the other hand, milk contains Vitamin D and other essential nutrients which too contributes to building a stronger immune system. The immunity boosting turmeric milk, if consumed with ginger juice during cough and cold helps in speedy recovery.

 

Haldi Doodh

 

Lowers The Risk of Cancer

 

Cancer is a life-threatening disease for which there are no particular medicines. The ones who suffer from it have to go through a series of chemotherapies, radiotherapies, and other such treatments. But, there is a possibility that turmeric milk can lower the risk of it. Curcumin (present in turmeric) is active in killing cancer cells. It also blocks blood vessel formation in malignant tumors. Thus, this herbal drink is indeed a blessing!

 

Good For Heart

 

A healthy heart is a sign of a healthy life. Turmeric is a very good component for the well-being of the heart. The curcumin in it improves the functioning of the endothelial linings ensuring proper blood flow, in and out. A glass of this immunity-boosting drink is good for the one who had heart surgeries in the past. Also, it is effective in preventing heart attacks.

 

Treats Arthritis

 

This autoimmune disease is very much painful. One suffers from joint pains constantly and it worsens if not treated. The curcumin in turmeric possesses anti-inflammatory properties, thus reducing inflammation in the joints. Reduced inflammation lowers the pain in the joints. Daily intake of turmeric milk has been effective against both forms of arthritis (osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis).

 

Reduces Bone Diseases

 

After menopause, osteopenia and osteoporosis in women are common. A low level of calcium and Vitamin D fastens the process. Bone mass reduces and bones become brittle, increasing chances of breakage.

 

For such cases, consumption of this herbal immunity boosting drink can prevent it. Milk is rich in calcium and Vitamin D. Vitamin D is required for the absorption of calcium and its metabolism.

 

Effective In Weight Reduction

 

Lack of exercise due to technological involvement has increased obesity in youngsters. Obesity at an early age can be very much threatening. This herbal drink has been very effective in reducing weight.

 

This herbal immunity boosting drink up the metabolism of the body as it has thermogenic compounds, burning the excess fat of the body. Also, due to the presence of dietary fibres and curcumin in turmeric, prevents the disposition of fat in the adipose tissue. Milk is rich in proteins and calcium which ensures a lean body by muscle buildup and stronger bones.

 

Alleviates Mood

 

Mental breakdown, depression and anxiety have become very common nowadays. Increasing competition, monetary issues, peer pressure, etc. lead to such psychological disturbance.

 

The curcumin in turmeric is a good compound to increase the BDNF (Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor). BDNF is responsible for the growth of brain cells and the formation of neural connections. This in turn is responsible for alleviating the mood in a positive way.

 

The blessing of Haldi Doodh has not been limited to being a herbal immunity booster but is quite effective against many painful diseases, like arthritis and osteoporosis. This herbal drink ensures healthy physiology and psychology. It works wonders to prevent cancer and chronic heart diseases. The consumption of turmeric milk should be incorporated into one’s diet at least twice a week.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q. How will Haldi Doodh help us if we consume it regularly?

A. If consumed regularly, Haldi Doodh works as a natural immunity booster. Moreover, it prevents many chronic diseases, one such being cancer. With physiological benefits, it also has positive effects on the psychology of one. Having Haldi Doodh is a blessing to your health.

Q. What are the benefits of Haldi Doodh?

A. The benefits are listed below-
1. It works as an Immunity Booster
2. It lowers the risk of cancer
3. It is good for heart
4. It can be used in treating arthritis
5. It reduces bone diseases
6. It is effective in weight reduction
7. It alleviates mood

Q. Can Haldi Doodh help us in boosting our immunity?

A. Haldi Doodh or turmeric milk is well known for developing immunity in human beings. The chemical compound present in turmeric called curcumin is abundant in antioxidants. These antioxidants ensure that the body cells remain healthy by preventing damage from the free radicals (volatile and damaging to the cells).