Somehow, when I’m stressed out, I either sleep way more than I should or lay in bed for hours wide awake pondering all my worries. This Hot Chamomile Milk recipe is the perfect warm bedtime elixir to help soothe your nerves so you can fall asleep easier on those nights when you just can’t turn your mind off.
Soothing Chamomile Milk Recipe
Chamomile contains an antioxidant called apigenin, which is thought to bind to sedative-type brain receptors that help promote sleepiness [source]. Although the recipe calls for dried chamomile flowers, you can use 2 chamomile tea bags or 2 tablespoons of loose chamomile tea instead if you have those on hand.
This calming chamomile milk recipe comes from Danielle Copperman’s new book, Well Being: Recipes and Rituals to Realign the Body and Mind. I love that this book is essentially an encyclopedia of all things natural wellness—from food to herbal remedies, DIY beauty to yoga, and more.
It is amazingly comprehensive, and it’s a beautiful book to thumb through, too. If you want to revamp your daily routine, Well Being will be your go-to guidebook.
More recipes for better sleep
If getting a good night’s sleep is stressing you out, don’t worry—there are plenty of natural sleep remedies to try. First, detox your bedroom with a sleep-friendly makeover. Blackout curtains go a long way, trust us!
Then, while you’re sipping chamomile milk or a chamomile lavender latte, inhale one of these essential oil diffuser blends for sleep to help you wind down. Or try making your own melatonin gummies for a natural sleep aid.
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Hot Chamomile Milk
- Small saucepan
- Set a saucepan over a medium heat and add the almond milk, water, chamomile flowers (or tea), vanilla, honey (if using bee pollen, add later), and any elevational extras.
- Bring to the boil, and then simmer for 5–10 minutes.
- Strain into a blender, add the linseeds and bee pollen (if using), and blend on a high speed for 30 seconds.
- Strain and serve hot.
This article was medically reviewed by Dr. Gina Jansheski, a licensed, board-certified physician who has been practicing for more than 20 years. Learn more about Hello Glow’s medical reviewers here. As always, this is not personal medical advice and we recommend that you talk with your doctor.
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