Turmeric has long been used as a spice and food coloring in Asian dishes. Unknown to some, it also has many medicinal properties in its various forms. Here are some home uses:
Hot milk, on its own, can be soothing. Add a teaspoon of turmeric powder and a teaspoon of honey for cough relief. This works best if taken at night right before going to bed. It can reduce your cough and give you a good night’s sleep.
Light the tip of a piece of dry turmeric using a candle or a stove. Within seconds, smoke will rise. Inhale the smoke deeply through your nose. This helps in clearing post nasal drip, and sinus congestion in the nasal passage. Turmeric can be an effective decongestant.
Turmeric can be used as an antiseptic for wounds. Form a paste by adding a few drops of water to a teaspoon of turmeric powder. Apply the turmeric paste on the wound region. This helps the wounds heal faster.
For a more permanent relief, try homeopathy.