Published On: Mon, Dec 23rd, 2013

Garlic milk: A medicinal drink

milk-and-garlicThis drink with garlic, is tasty, less hot, less smelly and very effective in fighting cold, sore throats, infections and RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS. Is your picky eater prone to frequent cold? This is the right drink to enhance his/her immune system. Kids love it ! Garlic is still hailed as the best medicine for a variety of diseases. Its fighting mechanism in our body against illness is a very remarkable process. It helps in curing a wide range of symptoms ranging from infections to cancer. Garlic milk is helpful to reduce inflammation, stiffness and pain of the joints caused by Rheumatoid arthritis and Osteoarthritis.

Ingredients:
1. A cup of milk.
2. Garlic cloves - 3.
3. Sugar to taste.
4. Turmeric powder - 1/4 Tsp.
5. Honey (optional) - a Tsp.
6. Black pepper powder (optional) - a pinch.

How To Make
1. Crush the garlic cloves a little with the sides of a knife or a garlic crusher. ( Note: Do not crush them hard. We want them in whole. We are crushing a little just to open the pods for the juices to flow out.)
2. Boil the milk with these crushed garlics in it.
3. Add the turmeric powder.
4. Let the milk, garlic and turmeric boil thoroughly till the garlic is soft when pressed. Keep stirring the milk so that it doesn't get sticky at the bottom. A tip here is, you can add a spoon of sugar and dissolve it in milk before it goes on heat. This will help in avoiding the milk sticking to the vessel.
5. Bring the milk to a warm state and add sugar to taste.
6. Drink the milk and make sure you eat those cooked garlic cloves.

If you like the taste of honey, you may try substituting sugar with honey. Make sure you add honey only when the milk has cooled down to warm state. Honey with hot milk kills the benefits of both. As much as honey soothes a sore throat,

Black pepper with its own unique medicinal quality adds only to the benefit of your body.

Turmeric powder is a medicine by itself. Like honey it soothes any sores in the body including that of the internal organs. It is antibacterial too.

Having said all this, I need not stress more on trying this drink for it is a culmination of all good things your body longs for when it is sick.
Enjoy the drink every night before going to bed for a peacful sleep !

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