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How to Gargle With Turmeric

The Indian spice turmeric

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According to UCLA's Brain Research Institute, scientists are paying attention to the Indian spice turmeric. As of 2006, the woody-tasting substance, and the chemical it contains - curcumin, - were the subjects of eight studies at the National Institutes of Health. Indians put the spice on Band-Aid bandages to prevent infection. People in India also swallow the spice to treat bronchitis. And people in the United States are trying out turmeric solutions as a gargle to treat laryngitis and sore throats.

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Fill a drinking glass with one cup of hot water.


Add 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder.


Add 1/2 teaspoon of salt.


Mix with a spoon until the turmeric powder and the salt dissolve.


Gargle with the mixture until it is gone.

Tips & Warnings

Find turmeric powder in the spice section of the grocery store or at an Indian grocery.

Turmeric mixture spilled on clothing can stain.

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ReferencesBrain Research Institute UCLA: Out of the Spice Box, Into the Lab; Hilary E. MacGregor; February 6, 2006Organic Authority: 5 Natural Gargle Remedies for a Sore Throat; Andrea ManitsasPhoto Credit Zedcor Wholly Owned/ ImagesRead Next:

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