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Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Mom-made Potions for Monsoon

Monsoons are liked by almost all of us. Walk in light showers, playing football in muddy playground, getting drenched in rains & scolding’s of mummy, sailing of paper boats in logged streets, holiday in school because very heavy rainfall are few of the snapshots that fill my mind when I think of monsoon.  But with all this fun also has its side effects... Monsoon comes in season with its own maladies. Cough, cold and fever being the basic ones.

There are number of home remedies which can help us keep these maladies at bay. My mom usually makes turmeric milk and herbal drink at home during monsoon everyday to immune us against monsoon flu.

It will take less than 10 minutes to keep you safe from common monsoon infection. So try them and keep enjoying rains...

1. Turmeric Milk

What goes in it:
Milk- 1 glass
Turmeric- ¼ tbl spn

How did Mom make it:

Simply boil milk and turmeric powder in a heavy bottomed vessel for about 10 minutes. After it is boiled, filter it and pour in a glass. Drink while it is warm.

As we know Turmeric has very good antiseptic quality and apart from that it protects our body from seasonal changes.

2.       Herbal Drink (Kada)

What goes in it:

Adulsa Leaves- 3-4 leaves
Tulsi (Basil) Leaves- 5-7 leaves
Cinnamon bark (Tej)- 2-3 small pieces
Cloves (Laung)-3-4 nos
Pepper (Mari)- 3-4 nos
Turmeric powder- ¼ tbl spn
Water- 1 glass

Tulsi Leaves

Adulsa Leaves

How did Mom make it:

In a pan take water and add all the ingredients. Boil it for about 5-7 minutes. 

After it is boiled, filter it and pour it in a glass.  Drink it while it is warm.
[Foodies’ Note: don’t overdo this drink as then it may be harmful. Drink half a glass only.]

Can you see the vapours... 

This really helps when you have cold and cough. Especially when you drink it hot in rainy season, you will feel fresh. But mind it, taste is a bit sour. 

This potions are prepared at my home, I am sure your mom must be making something else so do share... 

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