If you’re struggling with insomnia, or restlessness at night during the warm summers – this new natural remedy may be just the thing you need.
Instagram is never short of giving us the latest wellness trends and easy beauty hacks – and the latest natural home remedy bloggers are raving about is moon milk, which is designed to help you sleep better.
People have been drinking a comforting warm mug of milk before they hit the hay for centuries – and now there’s a colourful version on the cards, made with a collection of spices to benefit your health.
It comes from the ancient holistic practice of Ayurvedic medicine, promoting holistic healing and wellness by balancing the mind and body.
Moon milk consists of a combination of an adaptogen spices, herbs and honey.
So, what are adaptogen spices?
Well, they’re herbal supplement believed to reduce stress, including Siberian ginseng, liquorice root, Holy basil, or ashwagandha (more commonly known as Indian Ginseng).
The relaxing herbs you can use are usually cinnamon, cardamom or turmeric depending on what takes your fancy.
All you do is warm a glass of milk, pick your spices, and add a quarter of a teaspoon each to your milk, a dash of honey to sweeten, and then mix together.
This dreamy treat works wonders to help you sleep, and it’s also a great way to calm yourself if you’re feeling anxious or stressed.
Not to mention, it is just so Instagram worthy.
By adding natural colourings, such as matcha powder, beetroot extract and turmeric, you can transform your dreamy drink into a pastel shade.
Fans of the moon milk have been quick to share their views on the night drink, as well as pictures of their colourful creations on social media.
One said: ‘It’s so pretty! Sprinkles make everything even better #DairySmart.’
Another said: ‘Made myself a turmeric latte/golden latte (also known as “moon milk”) before bed last night. Woke up from a deep sleep and the bright almost full moon was beaming thru my window onto me, like a spotlight. Magic 🌝.’
Another added: ‘Yes! I love turmeric ginger and cinnamon with warm milk 😋😋😋😋.’