Bedtime brew

Bedtime brew

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The Medicinal Chef: Healthy Every Day
Serves
1
Photographer
Martin Poole

This will give you total knock-out in minutes. You can find valerian in your local health food shop.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
1 mug cows’ milk
1 chamomile tea bag
2 teaspoons cocoa powder
20 drops valerian tincture

Method

  1. Pour the milk into a small pan. Add the tea bag and simmer gently for about 8–10 minutes, to make a milky chamomile infusion.
  2. Put the cocoa powder in the mug and mix with a small amount of water to make a thick paste.
  3. Remove the tea bag from the milk, squeezing it to release the last remnants of chamomile infusion. Add the valerian tincture and pour the hot milk into the mug, stirring well to mix it with the cocoa paste. Drink it 10 minutes before you go to bed.

Good for:

  • Sleep problems and insomnia

Clever combination:

  • This is a cocktail of potent ingredients that help promote sleep in several ways. Milk’s calcium content can have a calming effect on the central nervous system, and its lactose can release endorphins. It’s also rich in the amino acid tryptophan, which is turned into serotonin, the neurotransmitter that (among other things) regulates the body clock. Chamomile and valerian are both very relaxing herbs, too. Chamomile can calm the central nervous system, as can valerian, which is also a muscle relaxant.
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