A mother’s life is not easy. After a long, hard day of doing chores at home and at work, the only respite she gets is when she hits the bed at night. I have seen my mother toiling away all her life, not just at home making sure that we were all well-fed, well-dressed and well looked-after but also at the school where she taught as a Chemistry teacher for almost 30 years. Her day typically began at 4:30am, an ungodly hour when most people were still fast asleep. She would drink a cup of tea while working on her lesson plan for her classes for the day at school.
After this, what ensued was the terribly mundane task of packing lunches for all of us, making breakfast, starting the tedious process of waking us up and getting us ready to go to school. The day usually zipped by so fast that before she even knew it dinner time would roll around, after which everyone else would go to bed but she would still be up, tidying the place, making sure that things were in order and catching up on her newspaper reading for the day. In the midst of such chaotic days, falling sick was the last thing that she could think of. But, as all human beings and living organisms do, she did fall prey to infections and illnesses once in a while and those were the most difficult days for her.
Many years later, when I had a child of my own, I was scared that I would not be able to handle life and its trials and tribulations and the hard work that being a mother entails. I was afraid of falling sick and of being unable to take care of my child, my home and my job as perfectly as my mother did. With all the pathogens that pollute our environment these days, it is impossible to totally avoid falling sick. However, I was looking for something that would help me reduce the frequency of this to the minimum possible. I knew that my mother always drank a cup of haldi doodh before going to bed. She believed that this was the manna that helped her fight infections better. I wanted to emulate the same habit but was afraid because in today’s world mankind’s greed and dishonesty has reached peak levels and adulteration and chemical lacing have become a given when it comes to most food products.
So, I was very assiduous when it came to selecting haldi for my own cup of haldi doodh. After much research, I stumbled upon Lactoturm which is not just simple turmeric but a curcumin-rich version of turmeric that can be added to milk to accrue many health benefits. Created by the folks at Bagdara Farms in the midst of the lush green Bandhavgarh forests in Madhya Pradesh, Lactoturm contains curcumin that is cultivated locally using the finest possible organic farming techniques.
After having taken Lactoturm with milk every day for the past 6 months, here are a few of the benefits I have reaped:
- Drinking one glass of Lactoturm every day has helped me stay clear of seasonal infections for the most part. The antioxidant nature of curcumin helps in balancing the pro-oxidant and antioxidant agents in the body thus keeping the oxidative stress low. Additionally, it has anti-viral properties that help in killing viral pathogens by penetrating their membranes and inducing apoptosis. The viral flu that descends upon the country every year during the summer can be avoided by just one glass of Lactoturm every night before bed.
- If despite the above, I still manage to come down with a cold and cough, Lactoturm helps me in fighting the symptoms like body ache, congestion, and fever. This is because curcumin is an anti-inflammatory agent that helps in bringing down the activity of pro-inflammatory enzymes in the body thus alleviating aches and pains. Curcumin is also a natural expectorant that helps in loosening the phlegm and removing it from the respiratory tract, thus flushing out the illness-causing microbes.
- Whenever I have had digestion issues, I have always relied on Lactoturm to put me out of my misery. The curcumin-rich formula of Lactoturm helps in improving the flow of bile thus ensuring proper digestion of fats. It also helps in relieving symptoms of the stomach flu-like bloating, flatulence, diarrhea, vomiting and heartburn.
- Curcumin is a well-known detoxifier. It has natural diuretic properties that help in flushing out all the toxins from the body and cleansing the system. I have benefited a lot by drinking a cup of milk with Lactoturm either on an empty stomach in the morning or before going to bed. Curcumin is said to be a potent blood purifier that works by improving liver function.
- Both my skin and hair look and feel healthier ever since I have started taking Lactoturm regularly. The immune-modulating properties of curcumin, as well as its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, help in keeping the skin clear and free from all forms of infections.