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Garlic milk has been mentioned in several Ayurvedic texts suggesting that it offers a wide range of health benefits. One of which is that it is easy to prepare in your own home.
Using garlic milk to soothe sciatica and back pain
We all know just how crippling back pain can be and millions of us suffer from this ailment on a daily basis – in fact, around 80% of adults suffer from it, whether it is chronic or temporary. Millions of dollars are spent every year for relief. There are many reasons too, why we have back pain and sciatica.
It can be caused by straining the muscles, not sitting correctly, not sleeping correctly, incorrect postures, osteoporosis, arthritis, herniated disc; you name it. Even standing on hard surfaces for too long can cause back pain.
Sciatica is the name of the pain that afflicts your sciatic nerve, causing you pain in the lower pain pelvis area, traveling all the way down your leg.
Many of the millions who suffer from debilitating back pain will naturally head to their doctor and start popping pain pills, antibiotics, and muscle rubs immediately, searching for instant relief. But there are also many who seek natural routes to heal their bodies and Mother Nature has many powerful plants that offer healing and a sense of well-being that go back thousands of years.
Today, they still stand the test of time, usually with no nasty side effects either. In this instance, garlic, particularly garlic milk can bring amazing relief to your back pain – you only have to try it and see.
Drinking garlic milk for pain is certainly worth a shot
When your back is in pain, there is normal inflammation, one of the pain causes of pain. Garlic is a powerful anti-inflammatory, containing also selenium which inhibits inflammation activation in the body. There is also capsaicin in garlic which offers its analgesic properties to get rid of the pain,
Garlic can be used alone, or, as in this instance, combined with another ingredient – milk. This makes your very own garlic milk.
Ayurvedic Garlic Milk Video
Make some yourself now and start being amazed at how powerful it is.
Garlic Milk Recipe
- 4 cloves of garlic, crushing them as finely as you can get.
- Heat up milk, 200 ml to medium heat, adding the crushed garlic
- Now let the milk boil with the garlic in it, for a few minutes. Not necessary, but if you like, you can add some honey or stevia to sweeten it.
- Drink up while it is still nice and warm
Here’s Another Method
Garlic Milk And Honey
Take a glass of hot milk and add 3 tablespoons of water to the milk.
Grind 3-6 garlic cloves, and squeeze the garlic juice obtained, into the glass of milk. We recommend starting off with less garlic at first, and then gradually adjust the dose if you can handle more.
Add raw honey to suit your taste
Your garlic milk honey remedy is now ready.
Benefits of drinking garlic milk
Apart from doing wonders for back pain, garlic is simply a magical food for the body with quite a few other enticing health benefits. Not only does your back pain benefit, but you boost your immune system, you prevent cancer, you fight disease and infection and this is good news for your back in any case.
As for real organic milk, it contains high sources of vitamin B12, proteins, and calcium. See what a strong combination the two are already!
Ever heard of Ayurveda practices? Well, garlic milk comes from Ayurveda practices; in other words, creating balance in your body with the use of herbal treatments, diet and yoga breathing methods and stretching exercises.
And a fantastic thing about it is, it is so easy to make, taking merely minutes, with no side effects. Conventional medications can certainly assist with your back pain but might have the ability to cause other complications.
Treat a migraine
Ayurveda medicine says that this mixture can treat a migraine and reduce a migraine related headache, because of it’s anti-inflammatory properties.
Drinking this at night has the ability to soften your stool, reducing constipation and improving your bowel movements.
Helps With Erectile Dysfunction
Ayurveda says this milk and garlic drink can act as a natural aphrodisiac, by increasing the blood flow to the male genitals.
Slows Down Cell Aging
It is said this Ayurvedic remedy has the ability to rejuvenate your body tissues and cells, by keeping them well-nourished, which then helps in preventing the early aging of cells.
Garlic Milk For Asthma
Since asthma is an inflammatory disease, and garlic has anti-inflammatory properties, this makes sense. The thing is though that for many people, regular milk creates mucus and too much mucus mixed with asthma will probably lead to more coughing. So consider trying an alternative milk product.
More benefits to drinking garlic milk
- Able to reduce bad cholesterol
- Drink a hot cup of garlic milk at night to relieve asthma and other lung type problems
- Can aid in removing toxic wastes from your body, and reducing diarrhea symptoms
- Garlic milk helps to increase good bacteria growth in your stomach, killing parasite worms in your intestines
- Garlic milk is excellent to drink for those suffering from pneumonia because of its anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties
If you are vegan, or just don’t take to regular milk, try an alternative. Try organic soy milk, coconut milk, flax milk or a nut milk if you are not allergic.
One thing though, don’t boil these alternative ‘milks’, just gently warm them up.
Garlic Milk Side Effects
Short Version: there are no known negative side effects of drinking garlic milk. Provided of course that you don’t overdo it. If for any reason you feel uncomfortable after drinking it. Stop. Maybe it’s not for you, and there are probably other natural remedies for your ailment.
Raw garlic is uncomfortable for many people, and can even burn the stomach, so don’t do it raw. Instead try using it lightly cooked, too much heat will kill off many of the vital nutrients.
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While Garlic milk provides many therapeutic benefits, Western doctors will recommend caution to those on anticoagulant medications, as garlic is a blood thinner, which could then result in complications.
Although to date there have been no recorded cases of interaction between garlic and these medications, it would still be wise to discuss this with your health care provider before you begin adding garlic supplements or garlic milk into your diet.
If you suffer from a weak immune system and you don’t want to rely on antibiotics or the typical popular medications any longer, you won’t regret starting on the garlic milk remedy.
It might not taste the best, but it truly remains one of the most effective remedies when it comes to inflammation and building up the immune system.
This garlic milk remedy will probably be one that is finding its way to the top of your go-to remedies over time… and we’ll drink to that!