Buttermilk is not a mixture of butter and milk. Instead it is obtained during the butter mixing process. It is famous in Indian households and is consumed daily either after meal or by itself. It is prepared by mixing few spoons of natural yogurt with water and blending it well. For therapeutic benefits and taste you can add crushed pepper, green chillies, coriander leaves, curry leaves, ginger and cumin powder. In Ayurveda, it is used for both as a treatment against diseases and to maintain health. It is found to be a natural remedy against lack of appetite, anemia, spleen maladies, gastrointestinal ailments, digestive disorders and swelling.
Some of the spectacular benefits of buttermilk are as follows:
Gives cooling effect on the gastrointestinal tract: When a spicy food is consumed and facing an irritation in the stomach then drinking buttermilk washes down the spiciness and soothes the stomach lining.
Washing down oily food: Are you feeling overstuffed after a full meal? Then drinking one glass of buttermilk will make you feel better. The presence of spices in it aids in improving digestion and washes away the fat and oily food consumed.
Effective against dehydration: When you face a dehydration problem, them take few spoons of yogurt and mix it pinch of salt and ample amount of water. This is an effective therapy to battle against heat and loss of water from your body. It also strengthens your immune system.
Rich in vitamins: Buttermilk is a treasure of vitamins like vitamin D and B complex vitamins. You can overcome vitamin insufficiency such as anemia and weakness through consumption of buttermilk.
Used for cosmetics and skin care: Buttermilk moisturizes skin; thus providing natural glow. It is used for making your soft and brightening it. It exfoliates skin and tighten the skin keeping you wrinkle free when regularly applied on face.