Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Amazing Banana Tea for Insomnia

I personally struggle with periods of insomnia and I thought I've tried almost every possible remedy to stay asleep until I found this great recipe. The banana tea is made using the whole banana, including the peel.

There are different types and severities of insomnia. For example, some struggle with insomnia in that they have difficulty falling asleep. For others, insomnia often wakes them up in the middle of night (this is my problem). Some forms of insomnia can be mild while for others it is severe. As always, consulting with your doctors is best.

This banana-infused tea is best suited for those who struggle from the kind of insomnia that pulls you out of sleep in the middle of the night. In the same way taking magnesium in supplement form can help you maintain a good night’s sleep, the banana tea essentially does the same thing. The banana peel is rich in potassium and magnesium and drinking it as a tea helps your blood vessels and muscles relax, thus aiding in better sleep.

Did you know bananas are a sleeping pill in a peel? If you find yourself waking up in the middle of the night, try this banana-infused tea as a bedtime snack.

1 raw organic banana
1 small pot of spring water
sprinkle of ceylon cinnamon
1 T. raw honey

Boil water. Cut off both ends of banana (with the peel on) and place in water. Boil for about 10 minutes. Pour water through colander and into mug. Add cinnamon and honey.

Drink one hour before bed.

I made this last night and not only did it work but it was delicious. Give it a try and let me know how it works for you!

Thanks for reading,
Laurel ♥

1 comment:

  1. I'll have to try this. I have the same type of insomnia as you. If I manage to get more than 2 or 3 hours a night, I consider it a good night.

    I've never heard of this before, and I don't take sleeping pills or anything else ... I've tried a few herbal teas and herbals oils, and while relaxing, don't help me stay asleep.


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