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Turmeric is a powerful herb. It has many anecdotal healing properties with longstanding use in Aryuvedic medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Westerners are catching on though and Turmeric is actually being explored through numerous studies including studies on its effectiveness as an anti-cancer agent.
I’m always perfectly fine with the 5000 year old history of use by the people of India and China. I find it curious that Westerners need to prove things before accepting them. In any event, that’s an aside.
Turmeric is powerful anti-viral and antibacterial agent. It is also an anti-inflammatory and a carminative (prevents the formation of gas.)
When we have a cold our mucous linings swell. The Turmeric can help to reduce the inflammation and also decrease the mucous.
With the flu, Turmeric helps to combat the virus through its anti-viral properties.
You can use Turmeric Milk as a preventive or once you feel a cold or the flu coming on.
As a preventative, drink a cup a day. To combat an on-coming cold or flu; before bed take an Epsom salt bath and then drink a cup of Turmeric Milk when you get out of the tub, then get under the covers and go to bed. Drink another cup in the morning.
Kids can fair well with this drink, especially with the added honey.
- 1 Tablespoon of Turmeric
- 2 Cups of Almond Milk
- Several Spoons of Raw Honey (to taste) – start with 2 tablespoons
Heat all ingredients until hot, let cool to warm and drink.
© 2013 Christine Agro
Christine Agro is a Mom, a Clairvoyant, a Metaphysical Expert and a Naturopath. She shares her insight, guidance and support through classes, workshops, private readings and through her membership site The Conscious Mom’s Guide.