Are you looking for the best Ayurveda garlic milk recipe? If so – hopefully this recipe is exactly what you need!
Garlic has been used for thousands of years to treat ailments and infections. Though it may seem like a strange solution to a medical problem, it may be much more effective than you first think. Prescribed to those with digestive issues, infections and poor immunity, garlic’s potency has long been realised.
However, Ayurvedic medicine takes this humble food to new levels. Over 3,000 years ago, the Ayurvedic medical system was realised, and it relied extremely heavily on herbs and diet. Not only was garlic at the forefront of the system, but garlic milk was one of the most popular prescriptions for several bodily ills.
How does garlic milk help the body?
First and foremost, garlic has many health benefits. The anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties of garlic are widely known, and its combination with milk’s vitamins can also help to keep bones strong, reduce blood pressure and reduce one’s risk for stroke and heart disease. However, the benefits don’t stop there! Also said to treat acne, lessen bloating and boost general immunity, it’s well worth whipping up in your own home.
It’s most commonly used as a home-remedy for the common cold, but many people drink it a few times a week just to make sure their keeping their body strong, health and full of vitamins and nutrients.
However, you may be wondering exactly what garlic milk is. A medicated milk that’s made from garlic, milk and water, it’s a simple drink that packs a punch. Known as Rasona, Lashuna and Ugragandha in Ayurveda, it’s centred around the fact that garlic is hot in potency. Hot and spicy to taste, the bulb is said to alleviate kapha and vata whilst vitiating pitta. With some recipes also using butter as an addition, it’s a warming drink that’s soothing for the body.
When should your drink garlic milk?
Anytime of day – but best taken before bed or on an empty stomach in the morning. It’s a drink that is surprisingly simple to make, which means you can whip it up in no time at all.
One thing that is worth bearing in mind – is the smelly breath afterwards! Garlic is known for having quite a pungent smell – so if may not be the best drink to have before you go out socialising!
My garlic milk recipe
So, here’s my garlic milk recipe – it’s pretty easy to do (as I mentioned) and garlic milk is pretty simple to get the hang of.
All you’ll need to put my garlic milk recipe together is 4 garlic cloves, 1 cup of milk, a knob of butter and an optional tablespoon of honey.
- To start with, take a blender and add 4 cloves of garlic to a little bit of water. You’ll want to blend this until it creates a fine garlic paste.
- In your pan, heat your milk and butter together. You can also add in the honey if you want your Garlic milk a little sweeter.
- When these ingredients have combined (and the butter and honey have melted / dissolved) let the mixture cool so it’s lukewarm.
- Don’t add your garlic until the mixture has become lukewarm, or room temperature. It cannot be hot as it will destroy garlic’s antibacterial and antiviral properties (high heat kills allicin).
- Add in the garlic paste and mix together.
- Serve in your vessel of choice.
Garlic milk is really that simple to create, and this healing drink is a wonderful addition to your diet. So what are you waiting for?
A quick tip is to make sure that you use low fat milk. Due to the ailments that the garlic milk attempts to tackle, it’s worth laying off any unnecessary fats if you can.
So, there you have it; a simple and healing recipe for Ayurvedic garlic milk that’s sure to have you seeing the benefits of Ayurveda in no time!