Food is supposed to be the prime source of staying fit and healthy. While new scientific discoveries in the field of medicine have paved the way for increased use of antibiotics, the traditional therapeutic treatment involving herbs and spices too has gained quite a momentum of late.
The reason is clear and unmistakable. Food is easily accessible and free from the perils of any side effects. Certain combinations are a little less common but work wonders in treating illnesses. One of such combinations is garlic in milk. You might not drool over the mix, but knowing about the associated health benefits, I bet you will try it for yourself.
Besides its culinary uses, garlic is known to be a wonder drug for medicinal purposes too. Garlic milk is an alternative treatment to battle against several diseases and other irritating problems that prevent an individual from living a healthy life.
Read on to know more.
- 500 ml of milk (cow milk is supposed to be the best, although no restrictions as such)
- Ten peeled and chopped cloves of garlic
- 2 or 3 teaspoons of sugar
- 250 ml of water
Add water and milk in a pot. Add the garlic cloves and heat. Wait for a few minutes until the liquid mixture starts boiling. Simmer and keep stirring until the mixture evaporates to at least half of its original amount. Strain and mix the sugar in the liquid mixture.
Drink it hot. Wondering why should you? Here are the reasons.
Three cloves of garlic boiled in milk, if taken every night before hitting the bed, can help combat asthma.
A teaspoon or less of turmeric, when added to garlic milk, makes an excellent syrup to deal with a persistent cough.
Garlic is a wonder drug when it comes to ailments related to the chest. Garlic contains sulphuric acid, which has the potential to kill TB causing germs. The ones suffering from TB should make it a point to have garlic milk at least thrice a day.
Garlic milk decoction, when taken thrice a day, is known to treat pneumonia well.
Having garlic milk daily decreases the levels of LDL or bad cholesterol in your body.
As mentioned already, the mixture of garlic and milk decreases the levels of the LDL also known as the bad cholesterol. It also prevents the formation of clots and improves the functioning of the circulatory system too.
Garlic is extremely good for the liver. If you have garlic milk for four to five days without fail, you will most likely treat jaundice.
Since garlic is known to enhance circulatory health, it also acts a good cure for impotence. Consuming garlic milk is know to cure fertility in both men and women.
Do you know garlic is referred as a ‘poor man’s insulin’? The reason is its excellent antiseptic and immunity boosting capacity. Garlic milk has an amazing influence over the lymph, thereby facilitating removal of lethal waste from the body.
Garlic milk has an antiseptic effect and is an excellent remedy for infectious diseases and inflammations of the gut and the intestines. Have it first thing in the morning and nothing until an hour or so, terminates all the intestinal parasites. Follow this for a couple of days to see the benefits.
Regular consumption of garlic milk reduces the pain and inflammation caused due to arthritis.
Sciatica pain can be treated by having garlic milk regularly for a couple of weeks.
Having a glass of garlic milk immediately after a venomous bite, counteracts the poison.
Garlic milk when taken just before hitting the bed alleviates insomnia and induces sound sleep.
The idea is to try out natural remedies before switching to heavy medications. Anything in moderation is good. Do not overdo things to avoid the ill effects.
Hope you found it a useful read. Stay happy and stay healthy.
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