By: Dr. Sunayana J
The magic concoction of milk and honey not only tantalises the taste buds but also works wonder on the body. Right from energizing the body to getting a flawless skin this amazing drink offers oodles of benefits to each cell of the body.
Honey, the natural preservant used since ages is known for its antioxidant, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and soothing properties while milk, on the other hand, is lauded for its multinutrient content including calcium, protein, vitamins, mineral and lactic acid. The amazing blend of these two potent ingredients blesses the body with an array of unique benefits.
Benefits of drinking milk and honey
Here we have penned down the top benefits of drinking the amazing brew of milk and honey.
A natural energy drink, milk and honey concoction is known to boost strength and lend a punch of proteins and carbohydrate. The potent drink boosts stamina by providing a gush of energy to the body. It is a wonderful stamina-boosting drink for both children, adults and elders.
Strengthens the immune system
Regular consumption of milk with honey significantly enhances the immune system. The proteins and carbohydrates stimulate the metabolism and shields the body from infections.
Improves bone health
Both milk and honey are rich in calcium which is very essential for bone health. Regular consumption of milk and honey blended together protects the bone from degrading and prevent bone disorders like osteoporosis, joint inflammation etc.
This delicious drink smoothens the process of digestion and soothes any trouble related with the digestive process. Honey is a great probiotics which stimulates the growth of good bacteria and promotes the proper functioning of the gastrointestinal tract. Milk and honey helps in eliminating irritation, bloating, cramps and constipation.
Promotes Better Sleep
The potent combination of milk and honey induces a relaxing feeling in the body and aids in getting better sleep. It is a popular natural remedy for insomnia and other sleep disorders.
Treats Respiratory Infections
Honey is blessed with antimicrobial properties which help in fighting the pathogenic bacteria from the body. The blend of honey with milk gives quick relief from cold and cough. It’s calming and anti-inflammatory effect helps to relieve respiratory problems.
Warm milk and honey is a great adaptogen that helps in keeping the stress level maintained. In today’s fast paced world, stress makes a way to creep into our life in some way or other. Drinking milk and honey calms the nerves and relaxes your mind.
Anti aging benefits
The antioxidants in milk and honey scavenge the free radicals giving the skin a young rejuvenated look. Consuming a glass of milk with honey on a regular basis takes away many years from the face. It delays the signs of aging by warding off wrinkles and other age spots.
Eases bowel movement
Irregular and hard bowel movement is one of the most uneasy experiences. Honey mixed with warm milk offers laxative properties and aid in the excretory movement. Honey contains certain enzymes which promote the smooth passage of bowels. This combination is very effective in killing Staphylococcus bacteria and prevents flatulence and other intestinal disorders.
Dr. Sunayana J, Ayurvedic Physician, AyurCentral, Malleshwaram, Bangalore
AyurCentral, No.72/1 9th Cross, Opp. Sahyadri Hotel, Margosa Road,
Malleshwaram, Bangalore – 560 003
Phone : +91 80 2346 9205