TURMERIC MILK DRINK
Take about a teaspoonful of turmeric powder, a teaspoon full of grated fresh ginger (or equivalent of dried ginger powder), and a pinch of ground black pepper, honey or sugar to taste, and put it into about half a cup of water and bring to a boil. Then add about half a cup of milk, heat to just below boiling point, and drink the mixture slowly, while hot.
Indians believe a clove a day keeps a sore throat away. As well as stimulating the taste buds with its spicy pungency, clove’s antiseptic action soothes sore throats and coughs. For this try a pinch of clove with 1 tsp of honey three times a day or inhale the steam of 7 cloves in 5 cups boiled water.
SOME MORE REMEDIES……
Boil mint leaves with powder of 3 or 4 pepper corns and a small pinch of salt is added and take 2 or 3 x a day.
Heat turmeric powder. Mix with a ½ tsp of honey and lick little by little.
To ½ tsp ginger powder add powder of 4 or 5 pepper corns and mix in 1 tsp honey and take twice daily
With coughs and colds making its rounds in all our homes at this time of the year....just sharing a delicious concoction that sorted my family out quickly this past week....hope it helps you too ;)
By Irene Dasari
Recipe makes 2 mugs
2 mugs milk
1 tsp ginger powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
Small pinch of salt
1 chai tea bag
Honey to taste
Bring milk, ginger, turmeric, salt and black pepper to the boil on medium heat. Once boiling, remove from heat and steep the chai teabag in the hot milk mix for a few minutes. Remove teabag, add honey to taste and drink.