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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 1
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 158.8
  • Total Fat: 4.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 20.0 mg
  • Sodium: 145.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 19.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.2 g
  • Protein: 9.7 g

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Gold Milk - Ayurvedic

Submitted by: BUDGETMOM
Gold Milk - Ayurvedic

Introduction

Milk causes gas in people exhibiting Vata symptoms (debility, dryness, constipation, anxiety) because of their weak agni, or digestive fire. For those with a Kapha-type profile, perhaps tending toward excess weight, lethargy, and mucous buildup in the digestive tract, milk can trigger a lot of congestion. Gold milk, on the other hand, is readily absorb-able by Vata and actually destroys mucous in Kapha, making this essential nutritive tonic and rejuvenator a treat for all.

Here's how: Cinnamon and cardamom stimulate digestive activity and break up stomach mucous making the milk easy to digest. Once digested, nutrient-dense milk has a tendency to cool, congeal, and clog the blood. As circulation stagnates, the lungs, sinuses, and all empty cavities fill up with fluids, especially mucous. This kind of mucous lodges deep in the lungs and can be very difficult for Kapha individuals to expectorate.

The herb that gives this recipe its namesake, the golden turmeric, heats and thins the blood. Honey liquefies mucous, preventing the aforementioned circulatory stagnation and mucus. Thin blood circulates freely and makes a Kapha body warm-blooded during colder winter months!
Additionally, turmeric is a natural antibiotic and antimicrobial that is appropriate for even weak individuals. Cinnamon, the beloved spice that seems to have a place in all fall and winter desserts, can help with rebounding from the colds and flus that are as much a part of the holidays as caroling and jingle bells.
Milk causes gas in people exhibiting Vata symptoms (debility, dryness, constipation, anxiety) because of their weak agni, or digestive fire. For those with a Kapha-type profile, perhaps tending toward excess weight, lethargy, and mucous buildup in the digestive tract, milk can trigger a lot of congestion. Gold milk, on the other hand, is readily absorb-able by Vata and actually destroys mucous in Kapha, making this essential nutritive tonic and rejuvenator a treat for all.

Here's how: Cinnamon and cardamom stimulate digestive activity and break up stomach mucous making the milk easy to digest. Once digested, nutrient-dense milk has a tendency to cool, congeal, and clog the blood. As circulation stagnates, the lungs, sinuses, and all empty cavities fill up with fluids, especially mucous. This kind of mucous lodges deep in the lungs and can be very difficult for Kapha individuals to expectorate.

The herb that gives this recipe its namesake, the golden turmeric, heats and thins the blood. Honey liquefies mucous, preventing the aforementioned circulatory stagnation and mucus. Thin blood circulates freely and makes a Kapha body warm-blooded during colder winter months!
Additionally, turmeric is a natural antibiotic and antimicrobial that is appropriate for even weak individuals. Cinnamon, the beloved spice that seems to have a place in all fall and winter desserts, can help with rebounding from the colds and flus that are as much a part of the holidays as caroling and jingle bells.

Number of Servings: 1

Ingredients

    1 cup whole milk
    1/8 tsp. cinnamon
    1/8 tsp. cardamom
    1/8 tsp. turmeric
    1 tsp. honey

Directions

Heat milk with spices until it just boils. Remove from heat. Let cool a few minutes and pour into a cup with honey. Be sure not to heat the honey with the milk and herbs. The honey can liquefy in the warmed milk, but heating honey is not recommended.

Serving Size: Makes 1 serving






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