Various ayurvedic medicines are prepared using garlic. Garlic Milk is one among them. It is very easy to prepare this ayurvedic recipe at home.
Garlic is used in almost all cuisines to add flavour to dishes. The health benefits of garlic and garlic milk have been very well explained in Ayurveda. Garlic milk is a very easy recipe which takes very less time for preparation. This special milk recipe is recommended for erectile dysfunction, to increasing sperm count, to boost sperm health and also to increase milk for breastfeeding mothers. Garlic milk and honey is also help full in joint pain, sciatica, arthritis and other inflammatory conditions. Here in this article we have explained how to make garlic milk.
Lots of researches are going on to identify the medicinal values of garlic. Garlic is also known as Rasona, Lashuna and Ugragandha in Ayurveda. Based on principles of Ayurveda garlic is hot in potency. It has penetrating power and reaches deeply seated tissues very quickly. It is hot and spicy to taste. Garlic has very strong odour. This bulb alleviates kapha and vata. Due to its hot potency it vitiates pitta and rakta dhatu. Hence its use is prohibited in diseases which involve pitta dosha and rakta dhatu. (For Example gout (Read Gout ayurveda natural remedy , causes treatment and tips ), skin rashes etc).
It is very easy to prepare this ayurvedic preparation at home. All regular kitchen ingredients are used to prepare this milk. We all know milk is a complete food which supplies proteins, vitamins and sugar to body. Milk is tolerated by almost all people from all age groups. (Read Magnificent Milk to know more about medicinal properties of milk). The method of preparation of Garlic Milk goes as follows.
Garlic milk Recipe
Garlic – 10-13 cloves pealed.
Milk – 1 cup (150 ml)
Water – 1 cup (150 ml)
Method of preparation:
Mix water and milk in a vessel. Tie garlic cloves in a clean thin cotton cloth using a string and immerse this in milk-water mixture. Heat this in low flame till the mixture reduces to one cup and only milk remains. Squeeze the garlic bag into milk and discard the garlic bag. Serve this milk when it is warm. It has to be taken in empty stomach. If you have acidity, drink it after consuming food.
Health Benefits of Garlic Milk
Charaka in his text praises the medicinal properties of garlic as follows
Garlic milk helps in erectile dysfunction. It is best ayurvedic remedy for erectile dysfunction. Ayurveda acharyas say that both garlic and milk are aphrodisiac and can be used in Vajikarana Therapy to strengthen the sexual energy of men.
Garlic when processed with low fat milk makes an excellent home remedy which lowers the blood cholesterol. It penetrates deep tissues and clears the clogs. It boosts blood circulation and is heart friendly.
Garlic should be boiled with low fat milk and then allowed to cool down. This milk mixed with honey can be used in erectile dysfunction , to increase sperm count and for weight loss. But honey should be added when garlic milk is cold or at room temperature.
This milk recipe balance vata or vayu. Balanced vata helps to normalize bowel movement, relieves flatulence and constipation. It is a best remedy for indigestion as it improves digestion.
Garlic milk is given to breastfeeding mothers to increase lactation. Based on ayurvedic principles this recipe purifies mothr’s milk and increases the quality and quantity of breast milk.
The anti-inflammatory properties of this milk help to relieve body and joint pain. Garlic milk is especially helpful in sciatica, arthritis and other inflammatory diseases.
It acts as a rasayana and rejuvenates body tissues. Regular consumption of this milk leads to increased body immunity and protects from common cold, fever and other common viral infections.
- People who are on anticoagulant medications should not use this herb.
- It is a strict no for psoriasis patients.
- Persons with pitta and rakta dhatu vitiation have to consult ayurvedic physicians before consuming this preparation.
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