I love having warm milk before bed, especially on the nights I struggle to fall asleep. It just helps me to drift off to la la land much quicker. This sleepy time tonic is perfect because it contains Ashwagandha and Maca, which are both adaptogens and great for reducing stress levels.
One thing that has been instrumental in helping me deal with anxiety is Ashwagandha.
Although I have taken many lifestyle measures to deal with my anxiety, sometimes you just need the intervention of medication to give you an advantage. I’ve always wanted to deal with anxiety naturally before considering the conventional alternative. Conventional medication is usually my last port of call.
Ashwagandha has been a lifesaver, especially in high doses (prescribed by my Phytotherapist). Ashwagandha is a mild sedative and adaptogen, this means it helps a person to better cope with stress. It has been used for centuries and clinical research shows that is plays a role in treating stress, anxiety, insomnia and fatigue.
This doesn’t necessarily mean that when you pop a pill of Ashwagandha that you will immediately feel a sense of calm and numbness. Ashwagandha regarded as a general all-purpose tonic meaning that you have to take it consistently to feel the benefits.
Sleepy Time Tonic
- 3/4 cup hot almond milk
- 1/2 teaspoon ashwagandha powder
- 1/2 teaspoon maca powder
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- A couple of drops of vanilla extract
Add all of the ingredients to a blender and blender until frothy.