5 Top Benefits & Side Effects Of Drinking Garlic Milk !

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Garlic milk is one of the tastiest ways to consume garlic, many people think garlic milk will not taste good but trust me, if you make it properly, you will love it! Garlic milk offers many health benefits which includes treating obesity, gas and bloating, blood pressure, chest congestion, high cholesterol and acne!

What Is Garlic Milk?

Garlic milk is nothing but milk infused with garlic, you can use any variety milk that you prefer. If you are lactose intolerant or vegan, you can use coconut milk or almond milk. Here in our place, we make garlic milk with country garlic or hill garlic or single clove garlic as they are said to posses better medicinal properties than China garlic. This garlic milk can be consumed by everyone and each and everyone will benefit consuming it.

garlic uses5 Top Health Benefits Of Garlic Milk:

1. For Cold & Flu:

Garlic helps improve immunity and if you are prone to getting cold and flu, consuming garlic milk will greatly reduce further instances and especially, garlic milk made with black pepper and turmeric like I have shared below will greatly help improve immunity super fast. Garlic milk is also a good remedy for chest congestion but make it with coconut milk as cows milk aggravates chest congestion in some people.

2. For Acne:

Consuming garlic milk is as effective as external application for treating acne, since it has anti bacterial and anti inflammatory properties, it helps reduce pain and inflammation. Regular consumption of garlic milk is an effective way to diminish further acne flares on the skin.

3. For Good Digestion:

Garlic milk is very good for treating digestive problems. Garlic stimulates digestive juices and is very effective in treating all stomach ailments from gastritis to bloating. Some people suffer from lack of appetite and for them there is no better home remedy than garlic milk. You can also serve it as an after dinner drink when you consume heavy oily foods.

4. Good For Arthritic Patients:

Garlic helps reduce pain and inflammation and here in our place, we give this garlic milk to people who are suffering from internal wounds, body pain and inflammation like arthritis and it greatly helps. People who are suffering arthritis often take pain killers that come with lot of side effects and the best alternative for it is garlic milk.

5. Treats All Metabolic Diseases:

The metabolic diseases are high cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes and obesity and garlic has been proven to help with all metabolic diseases. If you are suffering from any of the metabolic diseases, make sure to include garlic milk in your diet regularly. If you are trying to cut down calories to lose weight, you can also make it with low fat milk too.

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Garlic Milk Side Effects:

Drinking a cup of this garlic milk will not cause any problems but if you consume too much of garlic milk, it can cause stomach burn especially if the garlic is not cooked well, heart burn and in extreme cases nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea. There will be garlic breath after drinking this but since the garlic is cooked well, it won’t be very strong.

How To Make Garlic Milk:

1. Pound the 3 small garlic pods well and add to a cup of milk or coconut milk. Boil it till the garlic is cooked well. If you are adding coconut milk, make sure to boil in low flame else it will split.

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2. I love the taste of palm candy in this milk, this is palm candy.

3. Once the garlic is cooked, add palm candy to taste, 1/4 tsp pepper powder and 1/8 tsp turmeric powder. Boil for few minutes till raw smell goes and switch off.

4. Let it cool a bit and mash it with a masher and strain. Your healthy garlic milk is ready!


  • Make sure to pound the garlic pods well for it to cook faster.
  • You can substitute palm candy with white sugar too but palm candy is very healthy and rich in iron.
  • For young children, reduce the quantity of pepper powder.
  • This milk is tasty and very comforting to drink especially if you have a cold or flu.
  • I used organic grass fed whole milk from the farm for making this drink, you can substitute with any type of milk you prefer
  • I don’t like it too sweet but you can decrease or increase the sweetness according to your taste.


  1. Childplay
    August 13, 2014 / 11:31 am

    will definitely try this!

  2. Megan
    October 30, 2014 / 11:00 am

    These are some of the best Turmeric Benefits i came to know

  3. Queen Anele
    December 16, 2014 / 2:07 am

    Thanks Ramya, i tried it today, it tastes nice even though i did not add sugar or palm candy. But how often should it be taken for acne/pimples?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      December 16, 2014 / 5:04 am

      Consuming garlic milk reduces acne flare ups, but the time taken for the acne to diminish varies from person to person. I would suggest weekly three to four days to see good results.

  4. subha
    January 20, 2015 / 6:34 am

    Hai Ramya ur site is very informative.. u r so good.thank u so much .Feeding mothers can take this daily morning ?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      January 21, 2015 / 3:44 am

      Hi Subha,Thanks a lot 🙂 Yes, feeding mothers can take this daily morning…

  5. Anonymous
    February 27, 2015 / 6:39 pm

    Hi Ramya,What kind of pepper powder is this? Black pepper or red pepper? I'm in canada so not too familiar with spices…..thx

  6. Ramya Venkateshwaran
    February 28, 2015 / 2:32 am

    I used black pepper, red peppercorns are not common here in India…

  7. Anonymous
    March 8, 2015 / 4:03 am

    Hi Ramya….do i strain the milk and drink it or do i drink it with the garlic. Also, how long do i boil it for the garlic to cook? Thx

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      March 8, 2015 / 4:10 pm

      If you mash the pieces well, you don't have to strain at all, I usually don't. If you pound the garlic well, it will take around 4 to 5 minutes to cook well…..

  8. Anonymous
    April 1, 2015 / 4:13 pm

    Whats Palm Candy called in India in Hindi ?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      April 2, 2015 / 5:41 am

      I think palm candy is called "Tal Mishri" in Hindi….

    • RadhaKrishna Parajuli
      September 10, 2017 / 9:31 am

      I had thought it is "kal mishri". Weird!!

  9. Anonymous
    May 1, 2015 / 5:10 am

    Can i use honey instead of palm candy?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      May 1, 2015 / 3:47 pm

      You can use honey but I am not sure how good it will taste. If you are adding honey, add it after you remove the garlic milk from the fire…….

  10. Alexis Pace
    May 9, 2015 / 4:37 pm

    I am allergic to dairy. Will this work with a milk alternative, like almond milk?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      May 11, 2015 / 5:43 pm

      Hi Alexis, It will work with milk alternatives but I am not sure how it will taste. But try it with coconut milk, it will taste good and will work…

  11. Anonymous
    July 5, 2015 / 1:46 am

    Ramya, thank you. This is really helping me out with sciatica pain. I was in such crippling pain that I could barely move but this provides better pain relief than otc medications.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      July 9, 2015 / 2:31 pm

      I am so very glad that you are relieved of pain…

    • Anonymous
      July 21, 2015 / 12:46 am

      Hey,Can you please tell me how many days you used this drink for sciatica pain?

    • Delmy Escobar
      May 24, 2017 / 10:36 pm

      How often do you need to take it for sciatica pain?

  12. Jitender rajput
    January 27, 2016 / 4:14 pm

    thank you its helpful

  13. Anonymous
    February 11, 2016 / 4:30 am

    Is it curing PCOS ?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      March 16, 2016 / 4:14 am

      Garlic is very good for treating PCOS so this garlic milk also can help PCOS…

  14. Pragati Jain
    March 8, 2016 / 7:25 am

    Hi ramya, im a mother of 27 months ols boy and since a year he is suffering from freqent cold and cough..now he is on nubelizer puffs and nose spray.I am very worried fr him.. last week he got chest infection after prolong cough and he wa on heavy antibiotics and again he got bad cold and since 2 times he is wheezing too.. i tried betel leaf yesterday and i felt as soon as i put on his chest he got bad conjetion and cold.. once we took out i feel he was bit better but its bad cold now compared to before applying leaf. Can u help me with remedies and food i should give him.. he is poor eater and always on low weight side. I am really worried for his health. Sorry for long post. Thank u so much for helping out ppl here.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      March 20, 2016 / 8:37 am

      Hi Pragati, I would suggest you give him krishna tulsi cough syrup or karpooravalli syrup from the blog. When my son was a child, whenever he catches a cold or cough, I sterilize a white cloth by boiling it and then make the krishna tulsi syrup and strain it in the sterilized cloth and give it to him in empty stomach for 3 days, works really well. Also please start introducing homemade ragi porridge for him and give it to him with jaggery, will greatly improve his health….

    • Anonymous
      January 12, 2017 / 6:18 am

      My daughter is of 9 months and catches cold and cough very frequently.She is also teething these days. how much gap should i keep between giving her krishna tulsi syrup and milk feed?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      January 12, 2017 / 4:50 pm

      Usually we give the syrup in empty stomach, an hour before the feed will be ideal….

  15. divya easwaran
    March 10, 2016 / 8:28 am

    Hi Ramya, I am a feeding mother but I missed to drink this garlic milk after child birth. Will it work in increasing breast milk if I start drinking now? ??

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      March 21, 2016 / 4:57 am

      Hi Divya, adding garlic at any time will help. Start including this garlic milk in your diet…

  16. Princila A
    April 26, 2016 / 10:20 am

    Hai ramya.. I'm feeding mother.. how many times shall I drink garlic milk per day

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      June 4, 2016 / 3:32 pm

      I would suggest consuming garlic milk once a day…

  17. Unknown
    April 29, 2016 / 1:18 am

    hi ramya,i read in internet that drinking garlic milk at night daily reduces fat/choleterol level, is it true?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      June 6, 2016 / 5:42 am

      Garlic has cholesterol lowering properties so taking it in the form of garlic milk also will help bring down cholesterol levels….

    • Anonymous
      March 27, 2017 / 6:14 pm

      Hi Rimya I was in supermarket and I found powder garlic.can it work as the fresh one or which is the best

  18. Heather
    May 6, 2016 / 10:39 pm

    I have heard this will help arthritis – I have rheumatiod type arthritis. Do you have experience with it helping that type?

  19. Heather
    May 8, 2016 / 6:16 pm

    Do you think this would be effective in helping ease rheumatoid arthritis symptoms? Thank you.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      June 6, 2016 / 3:29 pm

      Garlic has anti inflammatory properties so this garlic milk will help…

  20. Vandhanaa Prabhakar
    June 4, 2016 / 8:05 am

    Will it help in reducing post pregnancy weight??

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      June 7, 2016 / 5:46 pm

      Garlic milk by itself will not help one lose weight, it should be accompanied by calories reduction and exercise..

  21. Anonymous
    June 6, 2016 / 7:43 pm

    Kindly assist having a runny nose throughout and sneezing which remedy can I use to cure my allergy

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      June 8, 2016 / 8:25 am

      I would suggest guduchi (you can read about it in the blog) tablets as it is very helpful for treating allergies….

  22. Lion Bernard
    June 7, 2016 / 7:56 pm

    Thanks Ramya for this beautiful remedy, want to know can i use cayene pepper instead of black pepper and do i drink this once or twice daily.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      June 8, 2016 / 8:55 am

      I feel black peeper will go well with garlic milk than cayenne pepper but still you can give it a try. Consume once daily…

  23. Unknown
    June 13, 2016 / 3:24 pm

    I am a new mother, for increasing the breastmilk, do I need to take it at night or I can take it anytime?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      June 17, 2016 / 5:32 am

      You can take garlic milk any time for increasing breast milk…

  24. Anonymous
    July 11, 2016 / 1:09 pm

    What about for pimples? In how many days it'll be cured?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      July 15, 2016 / 8:56 am

      The time it takes to cure acne drinking garlic milk varies from person to person. I would also suggest externally applying turmeric and holy basil face pack from the blog for fast results…

  25. Subodh Mudiya
    September 3, 2016 / 10:26 am

    Hi Ramya Venkateshwaran, I could see that this article has been published on Saturday, 14 June 2014. And thereafter 40/45 comments is appearing either in the form of seeking further advise or stating the commitment of commencing taking this ' GARLIC MILK " and their opinion or of getting well by this "UPCHAR" . ACCORDING TO ME, THOSE WHO HAVE ACTUALLY IMPLEMENTED THIS " UPCHAR " SHOULD COME FORWARD WITH A RESULT GAINED BY THEM. THIS WOULD BE MOST HELPFUL AND GUIDING TO OTHERS.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      September 6, 2016 / 1:26 pm

      I do agree..:)

  26. Unknown
    September 3, 2016 / 10:58 am

    Hi, i am a feeding mother for 3 months old baby. How many pices of garlic i should add for glass of milk? .how mich time i need to boil garlic in milk?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      September 6, 2016 / 1:24 pm

      3 garlic pods for a glass of milk will work well. Boil till the garlic turns soft (usually around 4 to 5 minutes) in low to medium flame…

  27. Jo
    September 16, 2016 / 1:47 pm

    Hi Ramya it really works for a feeding mother because I am also on feeding my son is just 4 months 16 days till today but I'm back to work on his 29th day which resulted in reduction of milk I went through this and tried it really worked and along with this I tried garlic for my son for congestion seeing from the same blog it worked,I wanna share it is very helpful. really thankful to Ramya even my ml wanna thank u

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      September 24, 2016 / 3:37 pm

      Dear Jo, I was overjoyed to read your comment. Nothing makes me more happy than knowing someone has benefited from the remedies…:)

  28. prashanthi kasthuri
    September 19, 2016 / 7:50 pm

    Hi Ramya… Very nice blog.thank u for wonderful info .am suffering from headache these days continuously. Can u pls let me know the remedies. Thanks in advance.

  29. prashanthi kasthuri
    September 19, 2016 / 7:52 pm

    Very nice blog Ramya… Pls post remedies for headache. Thanks in advance.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      October 7, 2016 / 4:16 pm

      I would suggest sukku pathu from the blog, traditionally we have been using only sukku pathu (ginger poultice) for treating headaches, it greatly helps…

  30. Shonekan Adeyemi Idowu
    October 3, 2016 / 7:50 pm

    Hi Ramya I want to try the milk and Garlic solution for my 5 yrs old son diagnose of Asthma… Pls I need your advice thank you

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      October 7, 2016 / 4:52 pm

      I would suggest giving thirkadugam mixture for him (you can read about it in the blog). Though garlic is good for asthma, cows milk generally aggravates it….

  31. Anonymous
    October 9, 2016 / 12:48 pm

    Can I take it daily?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      October 15, 2016 / 3:56 pm

      Yes, you can take garlic milk daily….

  32. Kudzai Chifamba
    October 10, 2016 / 4:42 pm

    Hi ramIv bronchitis will milk n garlic help

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      October 15, 2016 / 4:01 pm

      Garlic will help but cow milk will aggravate the problem so I would suggest not taking garlic milk for the problem….

  33. Jo
    October 16, 2016 / 5:27 pm

    Hi Ramya My son is 5 and half months old and suffering from motions please help me out

  34. Jo
    October 17, 2016 / 3:04 am

    Hi Ramya My son is 5 and half months old and suffering from motions please help me out

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      November 15, 2016 / 4:46 am

      Hi Jo, If he is constipating, try giving him raisin water. You can find how to make raisin water in the blog…

  35. alla baksh chakrayapeta
    January 14, 2017 / 2:01 pm

    Hi mam I am suffering from COPD and Lumbar Spyondylisos, is milk, garlic, pepper, turmeric and palm candy helpful

  36. ranjeeta bal
    January 22, 2017 / 5:02 pm

    Hi ramya I just went through ur receipe it sounds good ad milk sounds tasty I want to ask that my weight suddenly increased ad it remain constant I really want to reduce so will this milk help ad hw many garlic cloves shld be taken

  37. Anonymous
    February 11, 2017 / 7:34 pm

    How does it effect on testesterone?

  38. enough sanele
    February 16, 2017 / 5:50 am

    Hi Ramya i Only See women commenting i have problems with piles it can help me also please let me know

  39. Audry Palmer
    February 18, 2017 / 9:34 am

    Has this been proven affective with helping Asthma and other Lung diseases? I have walking pneumonia right now and trying to recover.

  40. kani
    March 20, 2017 / 4:13 pm

    Hi Ramya Is it true that this drink cures epilepsy in kids ? if so can it be taken everyday ?

  41. Magnesium Oil
    April 18, 2017 / 8:07 am

    Thanks Ramya, it tastes nice even though i did not add sugar or palm candy.

  42. Unknown
    July 30, 2017 / 6:17 pm

    Hi madam ,For Tuberculosis problem , how many times drink garlic milk in one day and for how many days continued it for recovery

  43. Sasi Kumar
    July 30, 2017 / 6:20 pm

    Hi madam ,For Tuberculosis problem , how many times drink garlic milk in one day and for how many days continued it for recovery

  44. Anonymous
    October 3, 2017 / 6:00 pm

    Hi thx for the info what is the boiling time for milk with garlic?

  45. Anonymous
    October 14, 2017 / 5:38 pm

    மேடம், நல்வேளையின் மருத்துவ குணங்கள் குறித்து உங்கள் ப்ளோகில் அறிந்தேன். நன்றி. எனக்கு 46 வயது ஆகிறது. நான் urinary incontinence ஆல் கஷ்ட படுகிறேன். அதற்கு உங்களுக்கு தெரிந்த மூலிகையை பற்றி எனக்கு தகவல் தரவும் . ரமா

  46. Unknown
    December 19, 2017 / 3:37 pm

    Hi Ramya, What time can we take garlic milk for curing asthma? Morning or evening? Please suggest

  47. Unknown
    December 26, 2017 / 10:06 am

    Hi I'm Kusum from Fiji. I am suffering from sciatica. I'm on medication and painkillers. Honestly speaking this remedy garlic turmeric ginger powder and black pepper cooked in milk has given me a great relief. It's my third day and I feel the difference.

  48. pattem Ranadheer
    December 29, 2017 / 11:14 am

    What time should we take garlic milk morning or evening? Reply must Ramya please

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