Hot water and turmeric are very soothing to the throat and body. This remedy can be used during all year and you can even make it with milk, not just the water.
Turmeric is an orange and yellow spice from India, part of the family of ginger. In Ayurveda, turmeric is known as a powerful antioxidant that fights with carcinogenic cells and also has antiseptic and natural anti-inflammatory effect.
Turmeric is inevitable in Indian cuisine, but if you do not eat Indian food every day, how to include this wonderful spice in your diet? Simply! Spice up your hot water with lemon.
You can even add a pinch of cinnamon, which has anti-inflammatory properties and can stabilize blood sugar levels (which means you will eat less and feel more satisfied).
You will need:
- 1 cup of warm (hot) water; you can use a cup of warm milk of your choice (almond, soy or cow)
- 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
- Juice of half a lemon
- Pinch of cinnamon (optional)
- 1/8 teaspoon of honey or agave syrup
- Teaspoon coconut oil
Add turmeric, lemon juice and honey, a teaspoon of coconut oil in a warm water and mix it well. Turmeric will accommodate the bottom of the cup, so you will need to stir the water while drinking. Make sure that the water you drink is still warm.
Adding turmeric to your hot water is very cheap, and it has a mild flavor, but it effectively works on the part of the body. Adding this powerful spice to your diet is one of the best things you can do for your long-term health.