Almost everyone has experienced the unpleasant sensation of feeling overly full or having an upset stomach before sleeping. This is something that is more likely to happen if your evening meal was heavy. The poor bedtime digestion can cause many problems, including interrupted sleep, heartburn, and reflux.
But luckily, there are many simple and natural ways that can easily solve this problem. Among the long list of powerful natural solutions, turmeric milk has the strongest healing properties. Many people around the world consume this anti-inflammatory beverage every day at bedtime due to its ability to improve digestion and prevent nighttime reflux and heartburn.
The Benefits of Turmeric Milk
Turmeric milk is probably the most popular bedtime drink in India. This magical mixture is promoted by Ayurveda, the well-known Indian healing tradition which is 5,000 years old. The health benefits of the ingredients in this drink are numerous.
For instance, coconut milk is full of healthy fats and strong antimicrobial properties which can prevent stomach or digestive upset from bacteria. Ginger is also very important ingredient due to its mighty anti-inflammatory properties that can significantly improve digestion and prevent heartburn and nausea. And don’t forget turmeric, the amazing healing spice with potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that can soothe down the lining of the digestive tract and prevent the formation of ulcers. Black pepper is used in this remedy because it improves the body’s absorption of curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric. Honey, the fifth ingredient in this drink, is added not only for its wonderful flavor but also for its numerous vitamins, minerals, amino acids and enzymes that can help improve digestion and reduce irritation in the digestive tract.
The Recipe for Turmeric-Coconut Milk
You will need:
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 1-inch piece of sliced ginger root
- 2 cups coconut milk
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- Honey to taste
Mix all of the ingredients (except honey) in a bowl, then pour them into a saucepan and heat until the mixture is low boiling and bubbling. After that, reduce the heat to low and let simmer for 5 minutes, then strain out the ginger, add some honey, and enjoy your drink while it is still warm.