Turmeric milk recipe to heal sore throats
Wondering what helps a sore throat or more to the point, how to heal a sore throat? Here is a Turmeric Milk Recipe which is a fail proof answer to fixing those persistent dry night coughs which can be exhausting. Especially when it hinders a good night’s rest. Turmeric is commonly used in Ayurvedic medicines, and is a powerful antioxidant, with bone strengthening properties. It is a natural anti septic and its anti bacterial properties make it a popular ingredient along with honey and ginger, in home remedies for sore throat and cough. Ginger is an ayurvedic power house. It has anti inflammatory properties which ease the swelling of the throat when it is sore. It boosts the immune system and is anti viral, making it effective in treating sore throats and coughs. The other super ingredient in this recipe is raw honey. Raw honey is a powerful antioxidant and has anti viral, anti bacterial and anti fungal properties. It’s important to use raw honey and not pasteurized honey, as once its pasteurized or treated in any way, the honey loses these amazing healing properties and becomes the same as any other refined sweetener. Raw honey is a natural antibiotic and works effectively on throat infections while soothing sore throats. Some may add cinnamon, cardamom or pepper to their turmeric milk recipe, but I keep it simple with just these ingredients. After all, why fix it if it ain’t broke and these simple remedies for dry cough, especially for that persistent dry cough at night really work.
To make turmeric milk to heal sore throat,
- 1 2″ piece of fresh old ginger – smashed (old is best as it has greater healing properties)
- 1/2 teaspoon dried turmeric powder or 1 inch piece fresh turmeric (fresh is best)
- 1 cup whole milk or low fat milk
- 1/2 cup filtered water
- 1tablespoon or 2 tablespoons raw honey, according to your taste
Method: Simmer milk, water, ginger and turmeric over low heat for 20 minutes, watching that it does not boil away. You need it to boil down to about 1 cup of liquid. Strain the turmeric milk into a cup and add the raw honey. Drink up while its still warm. In my experience, the cough and sore throat start easing almost immediately. This drink works well for asthma and wheezing too.