My Mom has been using warm milk as a pre-bedtime sedative since I was a child. As much as I love chamomile, lavender, and all the usual tricks, they haven't always worked for me. I've always liked the whole "drink a glass of warm milk before bed" idea but adding turmeric to milk has won its way to my heart. Just add 1/4 tsp of turmeric along with a tsp of sugar to a warm cup of milk. It works it's magic when you get cold and cough. Take it at least 3 nights up to 7 nights for it to show it's effects. Most of the Ayurvedic medicines are taken in smaller quantities for a longer time, but not as long asthey stop being effective.
Turmeric, the beautiful orange spice from India, is from the ginger family. (Go figure, I love ginger.) Ayuverda and TCM boast that turmeric is anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, and helps deal with internal and external infections. Doctors have more recently found that it might block enzymes that promote certain cancers.
On a more traditional/spiritual plane, turmeric is said to increase ojas. Ojas loosely translates as "heartiness" or resilience, referring specifically to physical health. Ojas is one of the three key aspects of vitality in Ayurveda, along with tejas (the emotional level) and prana (the energetic level). Ojas is usually indicated by strong digestion and a healthy metabolism. Interestingly, I just learned that fertility is a very good sign of ojas because reproductive organs are nourished only after other tissues have been taken care of.
Turmeric has so many benefits including help for arthritis, cancer, inflammation, skincare, haircare, etc. Please research it. If you have gallstones avoid it but you can take curcumin the constituent according to Dr. Weil.Sleep Well, Live Longer!
I believed that Turmeric is rich in anti-oxidants which helps in boosting the immunity power hence it is good for digestive, lungs, heart, bone etc. It acts as anti-bacterial in nature so it heals wound faster.