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Turmeric Cold and Cough

Turmeric as remedy
Turmeric with its antiseptic properties is an effective remedy for chronic cough and throat irritations.  Half a teaspoon of fresh turmeric powder, mixed in 30 mL of warm milk is a useful prescription for treating these conditions.  The powder should be put into a hot ladle.  Milk should then be poured in it and boiled over slow fire.  In case of a running cold, smoke from the burning turmeric should be inhaled.  It will increase the discharge from the nose and bring quick relief.

For treating cough and allergy, a teaspoon of turmeric powder should be mixed in a cup of milk and one pinch each of caraway seeds, pepper, cinnamon, and dry ginger added to it.  Then a cup of water should be added and mixture boiled on a slow fire until the whole water is evaporated.  This should be strained and taken daily before bedtime after adding some hone.  This treatment should be continued for seven days.

Turmeric powder in combination with caraway seeds or bishops weed is useful in colds in infants and children.  A teaspoon of turmeric powder and a quarter teaspoon of caraway seeds or bishop's weed should be added to boiling water and the water should then be allowed to cool.  About 30 mL of this decoction, sweetened with hone, should be given thrice a day in treating this condition.

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