Best remedy for common illnesses like cold and cough is besan ka sheera
Besan ka sheera is an effective nuskha for curing cold and cough
Sheera is a thick beverage that is known to have medicinal properties
"Dadi aur nani ke gharelu nuskhe" is something we have put all our trust in for years. The commonly used natural ingredients make for amazing medicines for the sick. Even today, these natural remedies work better in case of common illnesses, if not the chronic ones. One of such remedies for common illnesses like cold and cough is besan ka sheera. Besan Ka Sheera is an age-old effective nuskha from Punjabi households for curing cold and cough. Made with besan, ghee, milk, turmeric and black pepper, this sheera is a semi-thick beverage that is known to have effective medicinal properties. To make it tastier, you can add some sugar or jaggery too.
Turmeric and black pepper are known for their anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties that can provide relief from severe cold. These ingredients also induce good sleep when a person is down with cold and cough. Sheera should ideally be served hot and consumed right before bedtime. This sheera can help in clearing the nasal tract completely. Ayurveda expert Dr. Ashutosh Gautam suggests that it is a sure-shot remedy for a runny nose. Besan is a powerhouse of antioxidants that help clear your nasal tract. It is also an excellent source of vitamin B1 that reduces fatigue by converting food into energy.
Besan or chickpea flour is slowly roasted until aromatic and then simmered with milk, turmeric and freshly ground black peppercorns. Here's an amazing recipe of besan ka sheera by Culinary Expert and Food Blogger Chef Reetu Uday Kugaji that you should try at home. Also, do note down some handy tips by the chef!