Whoever has heard of hot milkshake? This is a traditional home remedy for cough! Whenever we were afflicted with cold and cough, we had this hot milkshake just before bedtime to soothe our cough so everyone could have restful sleep :-).
The recipe is very simple with just a couple of ingredients - although turmeric is the most important, black pepper is added to reduce mucus production. It is quite a pleasant beverage even if it does not sound like it!
1 cup Milk, any type
1/2 tsp Turmeric
1 tsp Sugar or Honey
Place all the ingredients except the honey into a small pan and heat slowly to almost boiling; simmer for about 5 minutes. Keep heat low while simmering so the shake does not boil over.
Strain through a fine sieve into a mug. Add the honey and let cool for a couple of minutes.
Serve hot or warm... bottoms up! Enjoy!!