Garlic is used in almost all cuisines to add flavour to dishes. The health benefits of garlic and garlic milk have been very well explained in Ayurveda. Garlic milk is a very easy recipe which takes very less time for preparation. This special milk recipe is recommended for erectile dysfunction, to increasing sperm count, to boost sperm health and also to increase milk for breastfeeding mothers. Garlic milk and honey is also helpfull in joint pain, sciatica, arthritis and other inflammatory conditions. Here in this article we have explained how to make garlic milk.
Lots of researches are going on to identify the medicinal values of garlic. Garlic is also known as Rasona, Lashuna and Ugragandha in Ayurveda. Based on principles of Ayurveda garlic is hot in potency. It has penetrating power and reaches deeply seated tissues very quickly. It is hot and spicy to taste. Garlic has very strong odour. This bulb alleviates kapha and vata. Due to its hot potency it vitiates pitta and rakta dhatu. Hence its use is prohibited in diseases which involve pitta dosha and rakta dhatu. (For Example gout (Read Gout ayurveda natural remedy , causes treatment and tips ), skin rashes etc).
It is very easy to prepare this ayurvedic preparation at home. All regular kitchen ingredients are used to prepare this milk. We all know milk is a complete food which supplies proteins, vitamins and sugar to body. Milk is tolerated by almost all people from all age groups. (Read Magnificent Milk to know more about medicinal properties of milk). The method of preparation of Garlic Milk goes as follows.
Garlic – 10-13 cloves pealed.
Milk – 1 cup (150 ml)
Water – 1 cup (150 ml)
Method of preparation:
Mix water and milk in a vessel. Tie garlic cloves in a clean thin cotton cloth using a string and immerse this in milk-water mixture. Heat this in low flame till the mixture reduces to one cup and only milk remains. Squeeze the garlic bag into milk and discard the garlic bag. Serve this milk when it is warm. It has to be taken in empty stomach. If you have acidity, drink it after consuming food.
Charaka in his text praises the medicinal properties of garlic as follows
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