Golden milk, an Ayurvedic secret recipe

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I have written about gold many times. There was golden sesame in Japanese gomasio , golden honey coloured sesame oil, Ghee – the liquid gold, turmeric – a spice more precious than gold, soon I will also be writing about (real) gold in cosmetics.

The popularity of both the metal and the colour is as great and constant as fascination with the sun, the source of golden light, light and life dating back thousands of years.

So here’s another product, the name of which, golden milk, comes from the golden light of the sun and its soothing qualities.

While Ayurveda recommends drinking milk, as a holy, precious and irreplaceable food (of course we are talking about real milk from real cows, not out of a box), it does not recommend drinking it without prior preparation. In the West, the
widespread and unquestioning focus on milk as a source of protein and calcium, assisting in the prevention of osteoporosis and in the strengthening of bones in children, has led to the growth of allergies to milk (or rather to the lactose it contains).
Paradoxically, factory produced milk actually hinders the absorption of calcium, resulting in multitudes of asthmatics resulting from the production of a harmful mucus in the body (AME), as well as causing brittle bones. Few people know that UHT milk contains minuscule particles that penetrate cell membranes and which cause inflammation, leading to allergies, atherosclerosis and heart disease.

Golden milk, however, not only utilises milk’s valuable properties (soya milk is not suitable for this purpose), but also has therapeutic effects. Heating milk with turmeric, for instance, neutralises enzymes needed for digestion in calves (for us unnecessary and even harmful). Golden milk also:

• increases the body’s level of odżas
• Improves digestion and immunity
• is easily digested
• removes the harmful AMA mucus from the body
• helps in the digestion of the last meal of the day, allowing the body to focus on other
tasks
• brings peace of mind (helpful in sleep disorders and with problems in falling asleep)
• is ideal for all ages, both children and the elderly

Methods of preparation

Version 1

Bring 1 cup of cow or goat’s milk to the boil with 1/8 teaspoon turmeric, boil for 3-5 minutes. Let stand and strain. After cooling sweeten with honey to taste. For variety, add cinnamon, cardamom or ginger according to taste.

Version 2

In Kundalini yoga, golden milk is used to improve the flexibility of the spine and body. It removes stiffness, lubricates the joints and removes calcification. Use as a treatment for one month:

Make a paste from turmeric powder by heating with a little water for 8 minutes (can be refrigerated for up to a month). Then add 1-2 teaspoons of hot milk (you can use soya) and sweeten with honey.

The colour, smell and texture of golden milk acts like a balm for the senses. It is recommended especially in states of exhaustion, stress, insomnia, or during a cold (it works much like milk and garlic, popular in Poland, but is so much better!). In the case of constipation, you can add a teaspoon of ghee. I know many people who simply cannot imagine an this post evening meal ritual ;).

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Alternative sources of calcium (for those milk lovers upset so far!) are almonds, salmon, tofu, broccoli, sardines, beans, sunflower seeds and chickpeas.

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    Ayurveda it is One of My Highest Interest and always Reccomend to my patients and using my self a lots of Recipes !!! Ayurveda it is the key to the Healing and even in Cosmetics Practice so many uses and so efficient !!! I am working to open the door more and fr people to get more informed !!! Lots of people here in North America are very dependents on Drugs !!!! It is a need of Education , for a New Understanding of the Global Means of Healing !!!! Ayurveda it is the ” Great Medicine ” and first think people may have to look for before jumping to Drugs who are only creating other diseases !!!! Have a Great Day and very Grateful for ” meeting ” You !!! Best Regards !

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