This is an age-old remedy for sore throat during flu season in India. Turmeric is a key ingredient in Indian cooking and has a very important place in our kitchen shelf. It offers many health benefits since it has both anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antiseptic and anti-oxidant properties. It is considered as a “natural aspirin” in Ayurvedic medicine. In our family we combine turmeric and pepper with milk to make concoction to soothe sore throat. Pepper corns is said to help in absorption of turmeric by the body.
How we prepare –
Water – ¾ cup
Milk – ½ cup
Turmeric – ½ tea spoon
Black Pepper corns – ¼ tsp (crushed) or pepper powder-2 pinch
Sugar – 1 tea spoon
-Boil water, add turmeric and pepper and allow to simmer for 10 minutes.
-Add milk and sugar and heat a bit, sieve the mixture and drink as warm as possible.
-It really gives a soothing effect.
Note: Vegans can use any other form of milk.