10 Surprising Benefits of Turmeric

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2. Beat the common cold

For a sore throat, try taking a quarter-teaspoon of turmeric by itself. Do not eat or drink for 20 minutes. To stop a runny nose or cough, mix a half-teaspoon of turmeric in a glass of warm water. When combined with other ingredients, turmeric’s healing properties are increased. Try this recipe for a cold-busting brew:
To one cup of hot water add:
• 1 tsp turmeric powder
• 1 tsp grated fresh ginger
• A pinch of ground black pepper
• Honey to taste

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