Garlic is a potent herb used widely in Ayurveda. A Milk – Garlic home remedy is explained which is highly effective in multiple conditions. This milk garlic home remedy can be prepared in about 5 minutes.
Materials required –
1. Garlic pearls – 5 grams
2. Milk – 40 ml (roughly 1.5 oz)
3. water – 40 ml (roughly 1.5 oz)
Method of preparation
How to do it?
Remove the husk from the garlic. Pound it to make a paste.
Take milk and water in a small vessel. Add garlic to it.
Boil this mixture keeping the lid open, in mild heat, with continuous stirring, till only 40 ml (1.5 oz) of liquid remains in the vessel.
Filter the content.
10 ml for adults two times a day. Just before food, or after food.
Once prepared, this recipe should be finished within 10 – 12 hours.
This garlic milk remedy is useful to relieve
– abdominal bloating, feeling as if gas is filled in stomach
– chronic fever
– abscess, unhealed wounds.
Because of its potent action against pain and inflammation, this a good home remedy for back pain related to sciatica / slip disc.
Here, the fat and water soluble active principles are transferred into milk media.
Milk being a coolant in nature, reduces the hotness and pungency of garlic.
For those who can not tolerate hotness and pungency of raw garlic, this is the second best method to enjoy garlic benefits.
No bad breath with this remedy – Another advantage of this remedy is – this will not cause any bad odour of garlic to stay in your mouth. Because, according to researchers from the department of Food Science and Technology at The Ohio State University, a study published in 2001, in the Journal of Food science revealed that drinking milk while eating garlic-heavy food can reduce the bad breath problem associated with garlic consumption.
This recipe is taken from Charaka Chikitsa 5/94-95 – Lashuna Ksheerapaka
4 Palas of Dehusked and dried Lasuna is boiled by adding 8 times of milk and water and reduced to the quantity of milk.
This medicated milk immediately cures
Udavarta – upward movement of wind
Gridhrasi – sciatica
Vishama Jvara – Recurrent fever
Hrid rogam – heart disease,
Vidradhi – Abscess and
Shotha – oedema. [94-95]