Drink This Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric-Coconut Mixture Before Bed for Better Sleep and Digestion 

 March 16, 2016

By  Gabriela

It seems that almost every adult person has been in a situation where they felt exceedingly full and/or had an upset stomach before they went to bed. In most cases we get this feeling when we had a rich and heavy meal in the evening. The problem with digestion at night can result in different health issues like heartburn, reflux or sleeping problems.

Luckily, there is more than one way to get rid of this problem in a natural way. In this article we will present the health benefits of turmeric-infused milk, especially as a drink that should be consumed at night. We will also show you how to prepare a tasty turmeric and coconut-based drink with anti-inflammatory properties. This beverage can boost digestion and prevent reflux and heartburn at night.

Turmeric Milk Health Benefits

In case you didn’t know, many people in India use turmeric milk as a bedtime beverage, something similar to warm milk or hot chocolate in the US. This specific combination was mentioned even in Ayurvedic scripts. Ayurveda is a traditional Indian healing system which is more than 5 millennia old. Turmeric and ginger provide warming effects which can support proper sleep and in addition, this combination can also support proper digestion.

Turmeric milk health benefits are based on the incredible properties of the ingredients found in this beverage. For instance, ginger provides strong anti-inflammatory effects and it has been used to aid digestion and protect the body from heartburn and nausea. On the other hand, coconut milk is another great ingredient because it comes with lots of healthy fats and provides antimicrobial effects which can ultimately prevent digestive or stomach issues caused by bacteria.

Finally, we should mention turmeric which has powerful anti-inflammatory effects that have the ability to ease the problems associated with the digestive tracts lining and protect the body from the occurrence of ulcers. In addition, it is strongly recommended to add black pepper because this spice can boost the body’s ability to absorb and use curcumin from turmeric and raw honey will make the drink taste better.

This is not the only benefit of using honey because this ingredient is loaded with amino acids, enzymes, minerals and vitamins which can boost digestion and ease irritation in the digestive system.

Turmeric Coconut Milk Recipe

  • One teaspoon of turmeric;
  • Two cups of coconut milk;
  • Sliced ginger root (one inch long);
  • ¼ teaspoon of organic black pepper;
  • Organic honey.

Take all the ingredients (except honey) and put them in a bowl. Mix them well and pour them in a small saucepan. Heat the mixture until you notice the formation of bubbles which signals that the mixture is slowly boiling. At this point reduce the heat to low and leave it like that for about five minutes. After that, strain the ginger root, put the honey and consume while it is still warm.

As you can see, it is not very difficult to make this beverage, but this doesn’t mean that it is not tasty. On the contrary it is very tasty because the specific taste of turmeric, the sweet taste of honey and coconut creaminess are mixed very well. This is also an efficient natural remedy for better digestion that will support the prevention of stomach issues at night and ultimately enhance the quality of sleep.

Via Turmeric For Health | Health Impact News | Arthritis Foundation | BBC Good Food | Mayo Clinic

About the author 


A mom of two with a background in journalism, I took health into my own hands and started researching to find answers to my own health struggles. My research turned into a blog that turned into an amazing community (starring you!).When I'm not reading medical journals, creating new recipes, you can find me somewhere outside in the sun or undertaking some DIY remodeling project that inevitably takes twice as long as it was supposed to.

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