Stress and anxienty along with trouble sleeping can cause a vicious cycle that's bound to affect your overall well-being. Oftentimes, simple routines and rituals can help, like mool milk.
If you prefer natural remedies, moon milk may be a great alternative to putting chemicals into your body to help with sleep.
Lovely addition to your selfcare
The finer things in life don't have to be expensive or complicated. If you're like me, sitting down with something lovely just makes me feel good. It can be as simple as comfy blanket, cozy pajamas, or moon milk.
If you're looking for ways to reduce stress or anxiety, I encourage you to incorporate selfcare into your evening routine. Selfcare can really put you in a calm, relaxed state which is a great setup for a good night's sleep. Moon milk checks a lot of boxes in the selfcare department and can be part of your rituals.
Spices and adaptegens make it effective
Both lovely and effective, moon milk is an Ayurvedic tradition. It has been passed down as a remedy for sleeplessness for generations, most certainly because of its effectiveness.
Ayurvedic medicine is one of the oldest holistic healing systems in the world. The goal of this natural approach to health is to cleanse the body and to restore balance to the body, mind, and spirit. It uses diet, herbal medicines, exercise, meditation, breathing, and more to keep you healthy.
Moon milk contains spices and adaptegens which help cue the body to sleep and can alleviate insomnia.
With cinnamon and ashwaganda*, it has powerful antioxidant properties that neutralize free radicals which cause premature aging and chronic illness.
Ashwagandha has been shown to reduce the effects and symptoms of stress and anxiety disorder in numorous studies by building a resistance to stress.
You can find ashwaganda at many vitaman supplement stores, Amazon, variety stores and quality tea purveyors. I encourage you to shop local and support small businesses if you decide to buy some.
It's not always possible to shop loca, but something to keep in mind. It supports your community and small businesses really appreciate people making the decision to support their business.
Moon milk recipe
Using herbs or dried flowers can help add a unique flavor or color to your moon milk. Flowers like butterfly pea flower or roses can accent your moon milk with color. Herbs, such as lavender or chamomile, can provide flavor and a calming scent to your bevi.
Herbs and spices for color and healing properties
- 1 cup milk of choice (oat, almond, coconut, etc.)
- 1/2 tsp. ground ashwagandha powder
- 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
- a pinch of ground nutmeg
- 1 tsp. coconut oil
- 1 tsp. honey or maple syrup (optional)
- Bring the milk to a low simmer, but don’t let it boil.
- Once the milk is hot, whisk in the ashwagandha,
cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. Gently simmer for 5 minutes.
- Stir in the coconut oil, spices and herbs for bolor and pour the moon milk into a cup. Garnish. Sweeten with honey or maple syrup, if desired.
* Sources: PubMed