Easy Turmeric Latte Recipe + Benefits

A Turmeric latte is a healthy, aromatic hot drink made of Turmeric and milk. It’s a fantastic way to add more Turmeric to your diet. Turmeric latte benefits are numerous, as Turmeric and its active ingredient curcumin have shown to be beneficial in a number of a health conditions. 

We’ve outlined the Turmeric latte benefits below, according to both Ayurveda and modern research. Continue scrolling down to the Turmeric latte recipe. We’d love to hear your thoughts. Do you like Turmeric milk? What’s in your recipe? Please leave your comments in the comment section below the article.

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Turmeric Latte Benefits

Turmeric (Curcuma longa) has received worldwide attention due to its numerous health benefits. Turmeric is an important part of the traditional system of medicine called Ayurveda. It has received great interest from the scientific world because of its main active constituent curcumin. Curcumin has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. The beautiful golden color of turmeric is due to this curcumin.

Turmeric is known as Haridra in Sanskrit. Haridra means that which improves the skin complexion. Haridra has been a part of this traditional system of medicine since ancient Vedic times. The eminent Ayurvedic text books describe the various medicinal properties and therapeutic uses of Turmeric.

Turmeric balances all three doshas, has anti-inflammatory properties, has analgesic properties, is helpful in wound healing, anorexia and diabetes. It is useful in various skin disorders and acts as a natural detoxifying herb.

It has antimicrobial properties and is helpful in urticaria, anemia, cough and cold, asthmatic conditions, chronic respiratory problems and itching problems. It is helpful in expelling increased Pitta dosha by purgation.1

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So here’s your Turmeric Latte recipe. Keep reading. We’ll share more Turmeric latte benefits below.

Turmeric Latte Recipe

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • One cup milk (Either cow’s milk** or non-dairy milk like soy, oat, almond, cashew, rice or full-fat, canned coconut milk is fine.)
  • 1 tsp Turmeric powder
  • ¼-⅛  tsp ginger powder
  • ¼-⅛ tsp black pepper powder ***
  • Raw sugar, maple syrup or brown rice syrup (optional)
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon powder for dusting

** According to Ayurveda, cow’s milk acts as a fat and water soluble media for the active ingredients in herbs.
***Black pepper boosts the absorption of curcumin, the main ingredient in Turmeric.2,3

Steps For Making Turmeric Latte

  • Take a saucepan and add all the ingredients to the pot.
  • Whisk constantly over a medium flame.
  • You can use a milk frother or electric frother if you have one to get a frothy and creamy texture.
  • Add sugar, maple syrup or brown rice syrup to taste.
  • When all ingredients are mixed well, then you can remove it from the heat.
  • Pour into your favorite mug and sprinkle with cinnamon powder. Sip and savor your golden Turmeric latte.

More Turmeric Latte Benefits

Besides being tasty, Turmeric latte has numerous health benefits. Curcumin, also called diferuloylmethane, is the main natural polyphenol found in the rhizome of Curcuma longa (Turmeric). It is responsible for the medicinal properties of Turmeric.3

Modern research has shown that Turmeric has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.3 It is helpful in arthritis and useful in diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia and obesity.3 It has anti-anxiety effects and eases muscle soreness.3 It also has anti-cancer properties.4 It’s helpful in inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome, uveitis, peptic ulcer and H. Pylori infection.4 It’s useful in vitiligo, psoriasis, atherosclerosis and more.4

Give this Turmeric latte recipe a try. Include Turmeric in your diet and enjoy a yummy and delightful beverage with multiple health benefits.

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References
1. Dravyaguna Vijnana by Aacharya Priyavrat Sharma, Volume 2, page no. 162, Chaukhamba Bharati Academy, 2017.
2. Greger, Michael. “Why Pepper Boosts Turmeric Blood Levels.” NutritionFacts.org, 5 Feb. 2015, nutritionfacts.org/2015/02/05/why-pepper-boosts-turmeric-blood-levels/.
3. Hewlings, Susan J., and Douglas S. Kalman. “Curcumin: A Review Of Its’ Effects On Human Health.” Advances in Pediatrics., U.S. National Library of Medicine, Oct. 2017, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5664031/.
4. Gupta, Subash C., et al. “Therapeutic Roles Of Curcumin: Lessons Learned From Clinical Trials.” Advances in Pediatrics., U.S. National Library of Medicine, Jan. 2013, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3535097/.

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Alka Sharma graduated in Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) from Dayanand Ayurvedic College, Jalandhar, Punjab, India. She also completed a Masters in Health Care Services. Alka has been practicing as a general Ayurveda practitioner for the last 5 years.

3 comments

  1. Interesting blog, good information given about the benefits of Turmeric Latte and how to make it. Was very useful, thanks for sharing the blog with us.
    All the best!

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