Health Benefits: Why is turmeric milk beneficial?


Turmeric is a bright yellow spice, which has been the king of Indian kitchens for centuries. It is used to fight many diseases and promote good health i.e. overall health. But when it comes to reaping the benefits of turmeric, two popular options stand out: turmeric milk and the refreshing turmeric water. 


Both drinks offer many benefits, but which one is better? Dr. G., Clinical Dietitian of CARE Hospitals, Hyderabad. Sushma says that the choice depends on your personal needs and the health benefits you want to get from the drinks.

Why is turmeric milk beneficial?

Anti-inflammatory properties: Turmeric contains curcumin, which is known for its anti-inflammatory properties. Consumption of turmeric milk can help in reducing inflammatory problems like arthritis and joint pain.

Immunity Booster: Turmeric is rich in antioxidants and has immune system-boosting properties. Drinking turmeric milk regularly can strengthen immunity, which helps the body fight infections and diseases.

Better digestion: Turmeric promotes the production of bile, which helps in digestion. Turmeric milk can help relieve digestive problems like flatulence, gas, and indigestion.

Improves sleep: Warm milk has a calming effect and when mixed with turmeric, it can promote relaxation and improve sleep quality.

Why is turmeric water beneficial?

Detoxification: Turmeric is believed to have detoxifying properties that help cleanse the liver and improve the overall detoxification process in the body.

Weight Control: Some studies suggest that curcumin may help with weight control, by regulating metabolism and reducing inflammation.

Healthy Skin: Drinking turmeric water can give you clear and glowing skin due to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

Improves digestion: Like turmeric milk, turmeric water can also help digestion by increasing bile production and reducing inflammation in the digestive tract.