I have to be honest, I’ve been feeling pretty run down lately. With the kids bringing home all sorts of germs and trying to run two blogs and a photography business, my health has been starting to suffer. That is why I decided to make this week’s blog post about my favourite home remedy. When I was little, whenever I felt sick my mom would make me “Hurder Varo Dood”, which is a delicious turmeric flavoured steam milk. I truly believe that it helped me get back on my feet much faster than I would have without it.
This post is my recipe for turmeric steamed milk. If you are in need of a pick me up or are looking for a healthy and yummy hot drink, you have to try this recipe.
The main ingredient, turmeric, is known for its anti-inflammatory and immune boosting properties. Curcumin (the active ingredient in turmeric) is also an antioxidant, and has been shown to prevent brain disease, heart disease and cancer!
Instead of sweetening the milk with sugar, I use honey and here is why. Honey has antifungal, antibacterial, and antioxient properties. It is even listed by the World Health Organization as a demulcent (substance that forms a protective film in your throat to relieve irritation). Its nature’s cough syrup.
Add some cardamom (which is great for detoxifying your body and aids with digestion) and saffron (also a strong antioxident) and you have a delicious, healthy, comforting warm drink to help you get through whatever it is that is bringing you down. Trust me, its a matter of time before Starbucks picks up on this and adds Turmeric Steamed Milk to its menu!
Not only is turmeric steamed milk healthy and tasty, but it is also very easy to make! Add all of the ingredients (except the saffron) to the milk, bring to a boil, strain, sprinkle with saffron and serve!