If you are suffering from insomnia you must try this mixture of milk and honey. It is the best ancient remedy for sleep, you only need to drink one cup before bed and you will fell asleep like a baby in no time.
Honey and milk have both been traditionally used as remedies for insomnia and sleeplessness. Individually, they are both effective, but the effects are strengthened when taken together.
Honey is one of the rare sugary foods that causes a controlled increase in the amount of insulin being secreted, which also promotes tryptophan to be released into the brain.
Tryptophan is normally converted into serotonin, which induces a feeling of relaxation. Furthermore, serotonin is commonly converted to melatonin, a well-researched sleep aid. Through that rather confusing chemical pathway, honey and milk can be used to reduce sleeplessness!
This is how you can make this magic potion:
- 1 drop vanilla extract
- 1 tsp honey
- 6 oz milk
- In a small saucepan heat the milk to warm, but not boiling.
- Remove from heat and pour into glass. Add vanilla and honey.
- Stir well and sip slowly before bed.
For those who are lactose intolerant, follow the recipe exactly as above, simply replace the milk with a lactose free substitute like soy, rice or almond milk.