The following are some simple turmeric milk recipes:
1. Basic Recipe
A ½ to 1-inch piece of turmeric is heated for up to 15 minutes along with 8 ounces of milk until the milk is almost boiling.
Strain out the turmeric and drink this milk after allowing it to cool for a few minutes. This recipe can soothe inflammation, diarrhea (use non-fat milk), strengthen bones and fight free radicals.
To use as a mask or wash, take ¼ cup of whole milk and add to this ½ teaspoon ground turmeric. Take a clean washcloth, soak in the mixture and apply to affected skin. Leave it for 10 minutes before washing off.
2. Recipe to soothe sore throats and coughs
This simple recipe has been used in Indian households for centuries to soothe an aching throat or feverishness. A sip of this hot turmeric milk will give you a good night’s rest and improve your symptoms by morning.
Add ½ teaspoon turmeric and 1 teaspoon ginger (minced) to a ¼ cup of water and mix well. Top off the cup with milk. Microwave or boil the mix for a few minutes until the milk almost boils.
Let this mixture stand for a few minutes to allow the ingredients to blend well with the milk. To this, you can add honey, jaggery, sugar or cane sugar to taste. Mix and re-heat for a few minutes. Strain the mixture to get rid of pieces of ginger and turmeric. Drink this while hot.