Turmeric & Shilajit are two superfoods known for their healing powers and medicinal properties. People have been using these two herbs from ancient times to fight many ailments like infections, flu, pain, etc. Both are widely known ingredients to boost the immune system and stave off illness.
In this article, we will discuss how turmeric milk aka golden milk combined with Shilajit can prove to be an ultimate key to healthy lifestyle.
Health Benefits of Turmeric Milk & Shilajit
1. Prevents Cell Damage & Reduce Oxidative Stress
Shilajit contains fulvic acid and turmeric is known to contain a compound named curcumin. Because of the presence of these compounds, both Shilajit and Turmeric show strong antioxidant properties that help in fighting cell damage and reduce oxidative stress in our body. According to studies, these antioxidants also help in efficient functioning of your cells and prevent from infections as well.
2. May Help With Joint Pain & Reduce Inflammation
Chronic inflammation is leading cause behind chronic diseases such as Alzheimer’s, cancer, metabolic syndrome, and heart diseases. Both turmeric and Shilajit are packed anti-inflammatory properties more powerful than that of drugs. According to studies, these anti-inflammatory properties found in curcumin and Shilajit may help with joint pain caused by osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
3. May Improve Brain Function
The primary components of Shilajit and Turmeric are curcumin and fulvic acid which are one of the strongest antioxidants on the planet. According to studies, curcumin may increase the levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor and help in forming new healthy brain cells. Studies also claim that Shilajit may prevent or slow down the progression of Alzheimer’s and maintain good cognitive health by preventing the accumulation of tau protein and thus preventing the brain cell damage.
4. May Help With Depression & Anxiety
According to a study published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology, after giving Shilajit to rats for 21 days, it was found that Shilajit can alleviate stress levels and provide protection against oxidative stress. Also, Shilajit acts as an adaptogen than increases the body’s resistance to stress and boost energy levels. On the other hand, curcumin present in turmeric is an active compound that may boost mood and reduce the depression symptoms. According to a study, a group of 60 depressed people were given turmeric, anti-depressants, or both. It was found that people who took both anti-depressants and turmeric noticed the most benefits. Thus, turmeric milk with Shilajit can really help you with depression and anxiety.
5. May Protect From Heart Disease
Shilajit & Turmeric milk with added cinnamon and ginger have been linked to lower risks of heart diseases. Researchers carried a study on rats to study cardiac performance by inducing heart injury. Some of these rats were pre-treated with Shilajit and these rats were found to suffer fewer cardiac lesions than the rest. On the other hand, curcumin may help in improving the function of blood vessel linings responsible for good heart health. According to another study, people who consume turmeric regularly have 65% less chances of heart attack.
6. May Improve Digestion
Turmeric and Shilajit milk may improve digestion and help in relieving the pain and discomfort in the upper part of the stomach. According to a study, turmeric may also improve the digestion of fat by increasing the bile production by 62%. Adding ginger in turmeric-shilajit milk can further improve digestion since ginger can speed up the process of emptying stomach.
How to Make Shilajit-Turmeric Milk?
Shilajit-Turmeric Milk recipe is very simple. Here is the recipe for making single cup of golden milk:
- 1 cup milk (unsweetened)
- 500 mg Shilajit
- Turmeric (1 teaspoon)
- Grated ginger (1 small pc)
- Cinnamon Powder (1/2 teaspoon)
- Honey or Maple Syrup (1 teaspoon)
Simply take a pan and put all the ingredients together except Shilajit. Let milk boil. When milk starts to boil, reduce the flame and let the flavours induce into the milk for 5-10 minutes. Turn off the flame and add Shilajit. Stir well to mix and strain into your mug.
What is the best time to drink Shilajit-Turmeric Milk?
The best time to drink this golden milk is at night 30 minutes before you go to sleep. It will also help you sleep better and wake up fresh and energetic in the morning.