Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Turmeric Power-Home Remedy for Cough & Cold with Turmeric


Do you know which is "The Spice that Ignites Your Body's Astonishing Immune System, 5 to 8 times stronger than vitamin E and stronger than vitamin C, this 'antioxidant breakthrough' may help boost your immunity, maintain normal cholesterol levels, and put the brakes on aging'.
None other than the "TURMERIC" we use everyday at home. One of the main healthful ingredients in turmeric is curcumin (a curcuminoid), which gives turmeric its yellow color. These curcuminoids deliver antioxidants that may be:
•5 to 8 times stronger than vitamin E -- and also stronger than vitamin C
•3 times more powerful than grape seed or pine bark extract
•Strong enough to scavenge the hydroxyl radical -- considered by many to be the most reactive of all oxidants
Believe it or not, the organic ingredients found in turmeric can help promote your healthy skin.
Curcuminoids support important blood and liver functions, healthy joints, and your overall well-being, which in turn helps promote radiant, supple skin.Turmeric has been considered to be ‘skin food' for thousands of years in India and other cultures. So, turmeric can act as your one-two punch against normal aging with its skin promotion and antioxidant capabilities -- outer beauty plus inner purity
Remedy for dry cough and cold.
Dry Raw Turmeric - 1 piece
Dry Thai Ginger(chitharathai) - 1 piece
Palm Sugar - 2 cubes
Water - 1 cup
Boiled Milk - 1/2 cup

1) Cut the turmeric and dry thai ginger into small pieces.
2) Add the palm sugar cubes, raw turmeric pieces, dry thai ginger pieces into water and let this boil for 10-15 mins.
3) Let the essence of both the turmeric and ginger get extracted to the water and you will get a brown colored liquid and meanwhile the palm sugar will also be dissolved.
4) Now add the milk and simmer it for 5 minutes and switch off.
5) Filter this and drink this extract.
Note - You can use the turmeric and dry ginger pieces atleast two times and them powder the pieces and then boil and take the extract one more time. So don't throw away the after using it once as they still have the essence that can be reused.

If you want to avoid dairy, take a tsp of sugar and saute in a small pan till it becomes black yes carbon black, now add the pieces of turmeric , dry thai ginger and boil it with enough water. Filter and drink the extract without adding milk.


Preeti Kashyap said...

I make this too!Nice pics

SE said...

All time hits when it some to home remedies..gr8 info , thnx

Abhishek said...

Will make this today itself. I am having cough from days and its not getting any better.

Anshika said...

Just the right remedy for me. Have a sore throat from days. Thanks for sharing.

chakhlere said...

Me and My hubby take turmeric milk almost everyday for ongoing cold weather...and I really loved this new way of making with dry ginger. Will do it now.

Renu said...

great recipe...looking forward for more recipes ...

Spice said...

Haldi remedies r hit at my place too......

Priya said...

I do this too whenever i feel like having..lovely remedy..

Sailaja Damodaran said...

My MIL makes this....best remedy.Nice click

Katy ~ said...

Such an interesting post. I did not know this about tumeric. I shall have to look and see if we have the other ingredients available as I am intrigued by these benefits.

Anupama said...

It sure has it own magical heeling power :-). Each time I have a cold, this milk has never failed to soothe me

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