Although it is likely that you know and even have already tried some of the popular natural drinks, as for example is the case of soy milk or rice milk (to name just a few very summarized), the truth is that At home we can develop other options that are also very beneficial to our health. This is the example of the one 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, the Garlic It is a wonderful food that we can probably find in the pantry of most of the houses in our country, as it is widely used in the kitchen for the elaboration of a great variety of recipes. In addition, due to its therapeutic, preventive and medicinal qualities, it also becomes an essential 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 at the moment of taking it, since its flavor is possible that you do not like it very much (especially if the tests and you 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 to integrate perfectly with the cooked milk.
Whereas, on the type of milk to use, although the traditional recipe indicates that its elaboration is used mostly milk of animal origin (cow's milk to be precise), if you follow a vegetarian or vegan diet, or simply you can not or not you want to take this type of milk you can substitute for your favorite vegetable drink: rice milk, almond milk, soy milk or oat milk.
What are the properties of garlic milk?
Helps strengthen the immune system
Garlic milk helps increase the natural defenses of our body , since it is made with garlic, an ideal food to strengthen our immune system, which improves the response of our body against the spread of viruses and bacteria.
As you surely know, garlic provides interesting antibiotic qualities, so it is useful to prevent infections caused by fungi and bacteria, as well as colds and flu.
Reduces cholesterol and triglycerides
If triglycerides and / or high cholesterol have been found in a blood test, garlic milk can become your drink of choice. It is an interesting natural option to reduce high cholesterol and triglyceride levels .
Relieves dry cough
Dry cough is a strong and dry cough that does not produce expectoration (that is, phlegm does not appear). In this sense, garlic milk can help soothe her when coughing fits
To achieve this quality, it is necessary to take warm garlic milk before going to bed.
Thanks to the expectorant qualities that garlic brings, 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 soothing dry cough: drink a very hot cup of this drink at night, before going to bed.
Decreases pain due to sciatica
Garlic milk becomes an interesting natural remedy when it comes to relieving and soothing the pains caused by sciatica . In fact, garlic is able to reduce inflammation of the sciatic nerve, acting as a wonderful analgesic .
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 .
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