Ailment: Mild throat infection.
Quantity: 100 – 125 ml.
Ingredients: Milk, turmeric, cardamom, cinnamon, clove, honey, black pepper.
Procedure: Pour the milk into a pan and heat over a medium flame. Add 2 pinches of turmeric, 1 split cardamom, a small piece of cinnamon, 1 clove and a pinch of black pepper. Bring to a boil over a low flame. Let it simmer for a minute and then strain. After letting cool for two minutes, add 1 or two teaspoons of honey and mix.
Note 1: Great against mild infection. Turmeric kills bacteria.
Note 2: Drinking at night is not a problem. In fact during infection, it proves soothing. Doesn’t aggravate phlegm. The pepper, cardamom, clove and cinnamon are all expectorant.
Note 3: During cough and cold, don’t have more than this quantity of milk. In such a condition, have milk only prepared like this, otherwise milk will aggravate the phlegm.
Dosage: For building up the immune system, one could have this milk once a day for a stretch of 2-3 weeks before change of season or in the really cold months.