Garlic milk is a natural drink with interesting preventive benefits and many medicinal properties. Discover its most important virtues and qualities.
Although you probably know and even have already tried some of the popular natural drinks, such as soy milk or rice milk (to name just a few in a very summarized way), the truth is that At home we can make other options that are not only natural but are extremely beneficial for our health. This is the example of what is known as garlic milk, which can be made with whole milk of animal origin, with skimmed milk or with vegetable milks.
As you surely know, garlic is a wonderful food that we can most likely find in the pantry of most homes in our country, being widely used in the kitchen for the preparation of a great diversity of recipes. In addition, due to its therapeutic, preventive and medicinal qualities, it also becomes an indispensable medicinal food for many ailments and health disorders.
What is garlic milk?
Garlic milk consists of a natural drink that is made from the cooking of crushed or sliced garlic in milk. It can be sweetened with honey when you take it, since its flavor you may not like very much (especially if you taste it and take it for the first time).
It is also possible to make garlic milk from thin slices of garlic, although it is best to crush it so that it integrates perfectly with the cooked milk.
While, on the type of milk to use, although the traditional recipe indicates that its preparation is used mainly milk of animal origin (cow’s milk to be precise), if you follow a vegetarian or vegan diet, or simply cannot or cannot If you want to drink this type of milk, you can substitute your favorite vegetable drink: rice milk, almond milk, soy milk or oat milk.
What are the properties of garlic milk?
Helps to strengthen the immune system
Garlic milk helps to increase the natural defenses of our body, since it is made with garlic, an ideal food to strengthen our immune system, thus improving our body’s response to the contagion of viruses and bacteria.
As you surely know, garlic provides interesting antibiotic qualities, which is why it is useful to prevent infections caused by fungi and bacteria, as well as colds and flu.
Lowers cholesterol and triglycerides
If triglycerides and high cholesterol have been found in a blood test, garlic milk may become your drink of choice. It is an interesting natural option to reduce high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides.
Relieves dry cough
Dry cough is a strong, dry cough that does not produce sputum (that is, no phlegm appears). In this sense, garlic milk can help calm you when coughing attacks occur.
To achieve this quality, it is necessary to drink the warm garlic milk before going to bed.
Thanks to the expectorant qualities that garlic provides, garlic milk is useful to improve breathing in case of asthma or other respiratory distress.
To enjoy this quality, it is useful to follow the same steps as when it comes to calming a dry cough: drink a very hot cup of this drink at night, before going to bed.
Decreases sciatica pain
Garlic milk becomes an interesting natural remedy when it comes to relieving and calming pain caused by sciatica. In fact, garlic is able to reduce inflammation of the sciatic nerve, acting as a wonderful pain reliever.
If you want to learn how to make this wonderful medicinal milk, we will discover the necessary steps and ingredients in a previous note in which we explain how to make garlic milk.