Can You Use Turmeric In Order To Alleviate A Bad Cold

 

While we didn’t come up with a drug yet that would make us immune to the common cold, there are many ways you can consider in order to alleviate it. Most of the times though people don't want to take antibiotics or any other treatments that come with side effects and if you're one such person, then you should know you can easily use turmeric in order to treat common cold.

Buying turmeric supplements

First of all, if you're someone who wants to buy turmeric supplements, you should know that these are a really great alternative to raw organic turmeric that not everyone can purchase from their local health stores. These supplements will not only help improve the tone of your skin, reduce wrinkles, strengthen your overall immune system and so forth, but they have hundreds of other benefits that would take too much time to write here. In terms of cost, these are really affordable and they don't cost more than a meal at a fast food store.

Preparing turmeric so you can alleviate your cold

If you want to prepare turmeric at home, then you should first of all consider heating up a ladle over an open fire. After that, you need to consider placing a quarter teaspoon of fresh turmeric powder into it. Pour approximately fifteen milliliters of milk over the turmeric and then make sure that you hold the ladle over the fire (it needs to be a slow burning fire) to the point you'll notice the milk starts to burn.

When that happens, you need to carefully hold your head at a reasonable distance from the ladle and try to inhale the smoke that comes from the burning turmeric. By doing so, you'll easily be able to alleviate nasal congestion. On the other hand, if you want to relieve your irritated throat, all you have to do is make sure you drink the milk and turmeric mixture.

Make a paste and apply it on your body

Did you know that you can also make a paste out of turmeric and then apply it on your body in order to heal various skin conditions, but also improve the healing rate of your cuts? One thing to keep in mind though is that you need to be very careful when applying it on your body so that you don't stain your clothes. Turmeric can permanently stain sheets, so be careful how you use it.