Valerian & hops couple well together. This recipe might just be better then a beer, to slowly sip on a cold Winter’s eve. There is nothing like a special hot chocolate treat to help you fall asleep at night. Valerian & hops have shown in human studies to aid in sleeping. So, if all of the holiday planning has affected your slumber time, mix up a mug of this dreamy drink. Below is a list of some studies showing valerian & hops have improved sleeping.
and if it worked for Santa…
In a saucepan, gently heat the dried herbs, orange peel, and hops in the milk for 10-15 minutes. Then, remove from heat. Next, strain out the herbs and peel. Then, with the hot milk in the sauce pan, stir in the chocolate, honey, and vanilla into the milk until melted. Serve immediately. Makes 3 large servings.
Try this delicious chocolate drink just before bedtime!
Love is like swallowing hot chocolate before it has cooled off. It takes you by surprise at first, but keeps you warm for a long time.Henri Frederic Amiel
By: Kathy Sadowski, MS in Aromatherapy, RA (ARC), Professional NAHA and AIA Member, LMT
Post Updated: 12/12/18