If you want to beat gas and bloating at once, make this garlic milk at home

Published on: 26 March 2022, 10:00 am IST

If you are someone who frequently suffers from gas, indigestion and bloating, garlic milk is a perfect home remedy!

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Try this Ayurveda-recommended home remedy for acidity. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

The hustle culture may promise a ton of benefits for your professional growth, but it has certainly slowed down our systems. Our eating habits have gone for a toss — not only do we eat unhealthy foods, we also end up eating too much at the wrong time. Alas, acidity, bloating, and gas wreak havoc on our lives. Presenting to you garlic milk — a home remedy for all these problems.

Garlic milk contains anti-inflammatory compounds and helps in subsiding gas, abdominal cramps, bloating, and indigestion. Even if you have constipation, you know what to have! Dr Rekha Radhamony, an Ayurvedic doctor, also recommends this milk to her patients, who suffer from heart diseases and arthritis. Research says that it also lowers cholesterol before bedtime, and also increases breast milk supply in lactating mothers.

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Garlic is packed with benefits. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Here’s how to make garlic milk to beat acidity and bloating at home

According to the expert, this acidity home remedy finds a mention in the Charaka Samhita Chikitsa Sthana.

Ingredients:

5 gms garlic
50 ml water
50 ml milk

Method
1. Add garlic paste to milk and water.
2. Boil it until the quantity is reduced to 50 ml.
3. Strain and drink 10 ml after food twice daily.

What are the other benefits of garlic?

As Indians, we use garlic in almost all our dishes, because of its strong flavour and delicious taste. However, in Ayurveda, it garlic is regarded as a medicine, due to the presence of allicin, an unstable compound, which is briefly present in fresh garlic after it’s been cut or crushed. What’s more, it also contains other compounds like diallyl disulfide and s-allyl cysteine. The sulfur compounds present in garlic also have potent biological effects.

1. Reduces the number of colds and increases immunity:

In fact, one large, 12-week study found that a daily garlic supplement reduced the number of colds by 63 percent, as compared to a placebo. Another study also validated that a high dose of aged garlic extract reduced the number of days sick with cold or flu by 61 percent.

Also Read: 5 great things that drinking garlic tea in the morning can do for you

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Garlic increases your immunity. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

2. Helps improve cardiovascular health:

We already know about the rising incidence of heart attacks and strokes. This is mainly due to uncontrolled blood pressure or hypertension. Several studies show that garlic supplements have a significant impact on blood pressure levels, especially in those who have high blood pressure.

3. Helps lower cholesterol:

Did you know? Garlic can help lower cholesterol levels, especially in those who suffer from high cholesterol. As of now, research studies are not conclusive, but they show that garlic appears to have an impact on LDL, but nothing on HDL or even triglyceride levels.

4. Helps reduce aging:

Most of us are aware that oxidative damage from free radicals is what causes aging. With the help of garlic, the body’s protective mechanisms come into play against oxidative damage.

Geetika Sachdev Geetika Sachdev

An independent writer and journalist, Geetika loves sharp and fresh humour, just like her coffee! If not writing, you'll find her cafe-hopping and raiding the best book stores in town.

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