One of the most potent and powerful spices used in Indian cooking, turmeric is also a storehouse of healthy properties.The most common benefits associated with turmeric consumption or its topical application would include strengthening your immunity, internal healing, curing wounds, cold, cough and sore throat. Drinking turmeric milk when suffering from common cold is a popular age-old home remedy for both children and adults alike. This turmeric milk can be given to toddlers after one year. When you introduce turmeric milk to your kid for the first time, start with a small amount.
The major medicinal value and health benefits of turmeric are due to its main ingredient curcumin. Curcumin serves as an anti-inflammatory agent and also possess anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties. These properties make it a powerful healing agent in conditions like common cold. The anti-inflammatory action of curcumin aids in relieving the chest congestion which typically accompanies common cold. Curcumin also helps in boosting immunity and hence makes children less susceptible to such infections.
Cures cold, cough and sore throat – Drinking turmeric milk when suffering from common cold is a popular age-old home remedy for both children and adults alike.
Strong immune system – Turmeric can help boost immunity and the ability of their bodies to fight infection.
Aids memory and brain health – The neuro-protective properties of turmeric influences cognitive abilities.
Heals wounds faster – Curcumin in turmeric stimulates a protein that accelerates blood vessel formation which helps repair wounds faster.
250 ml milk or 1 cup milk (1 cup = 250 ml)¼ teaspoon of turmeric powder (haldi)
How to make Turmeric Milk
Heat 1 cup of milk in a saucepan/vessel on a low to medium flame.Simmer the milk for 2 to 3 mins or until it boils. once the milk starts boiling, then switch off the flame.Pour the hot milk in a glass or mug.Add 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric powder.Stir and mix very wellServe turmeric milk hot or warm.
To sweeten, you could use sugar, jaggery, palm sugar or honey. Add it when the turmeric milk is warm.
So the next time you have a sneezy wheezy kid, you know he or she needs a glass of turmeric milk.
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