Top 10 Benefits of Turmeric Milk | Haldi Doodh

turmeric milk benefits

Turmeric milk popularly called golden milk has many health benefits. Turmeric milk is called haldi doodh in India as turmeric is called haldi and milk is called doodh in Hindi. This milk is a very famous home remedy for many minor illnesses and it is also very easy to make it at home.

To make this turmeric milk recipe, milk is warmed with palm candy and a pinch of turmeric powder. We always use organic, grass fed whole milk from our farm for making turmeric milk and it tastes delicious but you can use any type of milk you prefer. You can consume turmeric milk any time of the day, I some times like to take it before going to bed.

We always grind our own turmeric powder, but if you could get organic turmeric powder, please use that. Once the milk is warmed, remove and add fresh pepper powder. This milk tastes really good but don’t add too much of turmeric powder, just a pinch will do, else the milk will have a strong raw flavor of turmeric.

Haldi doodh benefitsTurmeric Milk Health Benefits:

1.Turmeric Milk For Cough:

Haldi milk is the best medicine for cough. When you have a discomfort in your throat due to cough or cold,  just try this turmeric milk. The pepper and turmeric together helps in faster healing. Pepper has anti microbial properties and has been used for centuries in India to treat cough.

2. Turmeric Milk For Cold:

Haldi milk is so very comforting to drink when we have a cold. Actually having a cup of this warm turmeric milk in the night before going to bed helps us get good uninterrupted sleep when we have a cold. Both turmeric and pepper helps in faster healing and this haldi milk can be used even for treating toddlers when they have cold.

3. Turmeric Milk For Weight Loss:

Haldi milk is the best detox drink. Drinking a cup of turmeric milk is the best and easy way to detox our body. It aids in natural weight loss as it keeps our digestion and assimilation in peak order.

4. Turmeric Milk For Skin: 

Turmeric in the milk greatly helps in faster healing of skin diseases like acne when you drink it regularly. You can also apply turmeric externally along with drinking turmeric milk for faster healing.

5. For Diabetics:

Diabetic patients will greatly benefit from turmeric milk as turmeric improves blood sugar levels, but skip the sugar in the recipe. When you consume it regularly, it may lower blood sugar levels significantly.

6. Turmeric Milk For Fever:

Turmeric milk can be used for treating all kinds of fever. It heals the body faster from viral and bacterial infections and help patients get back to their normal self very quickly.

7. For Sore Throat:

I love to drink haldi milk whenever I have sore throat, it really helps. I used to suffer from throat infections whenever I ate watermelon (because of the high amount of pesticides in the fruit) and drinking haldi milk was my first go to remedy for it.

8. Turmeric Milk For Face:

Haldi milk can be applied to face externally too. It prevents acne and heals blemishes very quickly. But make a thick paste and skip the pepper powder and sugar.

9. For Cancer Prevention:

Regular consumption of haldi milk prevents cancer. Curcumin in the turmeric roots is the main reason for it as it prevents cancer cells from forming.

10. Turmeric Milk For Digestion:

Since this milk is made with pepper powder, it aids in digestion. It is especially good for children and above all it is so very comforting to drink this milk.

turmeric milk for weight lossHow To Make Turmeric Milk:

1. Heat a cup of milk with a pinch of turmeric powder and palm candy. Once it comes to a boil, remove from fire.

golden milk benefits

2. Add in fresh pepper powder and honey if you are not using palm candy. Your comforting turmeric milk is ready.

turmeric milk for cough


  • Don’t add too much of turmeric powder.
  • This milk can be given to toddlers too.
  • This haldi milk can be had unsweetened too.
  • Prepare this haldi milk fresh. If you leave it in the refrigerator, it will not taste good.
  • Always consume it with pepper as it increases the bio availability of turmeric

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  1. jega
    January 17, 2015 / 11:34 pm

    I have throat pain.please provide the some tips

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      January 18, 2015 / 3:31 am

      Jega, try the licorice tea from the blog, it is an amazing remedy for sore throat…..

  2. Anonymous
    September 21, 2015 / 12:44 am

    When someone is having constant fever what should I do?

  3. Anonymous
    September 22, 2015 / 2:39 pm

    any other suggestions for fever?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      September 24, 2015 / 5:42 pm

      You can also try nilavembu kashayam from the blog for fever…

  4. Anonymous
    September 22, 2015 / 2:40 pm

    how to tell i have good quality turmeric powder because it comes in various colors. i'm not sure which is the right color etc. also as another reader wrote, some turmeric powders burn the skin.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      September 24, 2015 / 5:48 pm

      I am not very familiar with turmeric powders we get from the shops as we always make our own turmeric powder. But in general good quality turmeric powder will not stain the skin or gravies bright yellow color like some store bought turmeric powder does….

  5. Anonymous
    September 22, 2015 / 5:57 pm

    can we also use the body cooling drinks you have mentioned for summer heat to also treat fever?

  6. Shaily Tamrakar
    April 14, 2016 / 5:19 am

    Can turmeric be used to treat skin rashes?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      May 30, 2016 / 12:35 am

      Yes, turmeric can be used for treating skin rashes..

  7. Anne
    April 16, 2016 / 11:02 am

    Well, first , I like your country, I was 5 time and I hope to go again in India, like volunterer (if you have some ideas…)I do gold milk in winter; do you think that fresh curcuma has the same proprietes ?If you desire, I have some indian photos here (in indian albums)

  8. Uthra Suresh
    April 28, 2016 / 4:58 pm

    What turmeric do we use to make this milk? The turmeric used in kitchen or is it some other variety of turmeric? Also can you tell me which one to use on the face?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      June 6, 2016 / 5:28 am

      Use the turmeric that you use in the kitchen for making the turmeric milk. For face use kasthuri turmeric…

  9. Anonymous
    May 31, 2016 / 3:46 pm

    how can we make this milk from gundu manjil?how to tell we have a clean, safe one to use?after some pujas i'm given one as a gift. but i'm not sure if they're hygienic to use and are processed in which they're safe for eating purposes.these days most of the manjil podis are adulterated. they have unusual yellow colors as if some synthetic colors enhancers are added to it.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      June 7, 2016 / 5:55 pm

      If you think the manjal is unhygienic, wash it in water, pound to break into small pieces, sun dry and then powder. Add the powder while boiling milk…

  10. Sarpreet Kour
    January 16, 2017 / 5:38 pm

    I have allergic problem from pollution and dust and my nose is being blocked and i use nasal spray and i became relax for somedays and also at evening time i feel dry throat. Plz mam give me some remedy to treat with this problem for my husband…. waiting for ur reply

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      March 30, 2018 / 4:27 am

      There are some amazing herbs that have natural anti allergic properties like giloy(you can read about giloy in detail in the blog). You can take it for a few days to increase immunity and to prevent allergies….

  11. Devbabbar
    April 6, 2017 / 11:25 am

    Amazing Information & recipe as well!!! Turmeric milk is a great source of nutrition which provides various health benefits for us.Thank You for sharing it.

  12. Anonymous
    March 28, 2018 / 10:35 pm

    We should not let it come to a boil? Only heat it til it is warm which is when steam is seen?Please clarify. If we boil it the foam comes and the ada will form (skin) after cooling.Ada, a cream/skin forms at the top once cooled. Should we drink that or remove that and apply it onto the face then wash it off after 10 min maybe….This is Ada I think and few women told ada in dal, rice and maybe not sure milkalways should be removed. Then they say put it on the skin. Please clarify.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      March 30, 2018 / 4:31 am

      We call it paal adai in Tamil:). If I am using already boiled milk, I Usually just warm the milk with turmeric powder, pepper and palam jaggery and then consume it. But you can boil the milk with turmeric powder and like you said use the malai or cream that forms on top for skin care….

  13. mani kandan
    April 28, 2018 / 7:38 pm

    Turmeric means which turmeric to use Virali manjal or Pasi manjal or kasthuri manjal

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      April 29, 2018 / 11:21 am

      I have used the regular fat round manjal……

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