Give me all the potions! I drink them in them in the morning, drink them in the middle of the day, and drink them at night. I pretty much have a potion for every occasion.
One of my favorite potions is made with Ashwagandha. You’re probably wondering… ashwa what? Ashwagandha, pronounced ash·wa·gan·dha, is a root that comes from a small woody shrub that is then ground into a bittersweet powder. In Indian Ayurvedic medicine tradition, (one of the world’s oldest holistic healing systems), ashwagandha powder was added to warm milk and sipped on as a sleeping aid hours before bedtime. It was found to be helpful in calming the nerves, settling the mind and providing a deep slumber. Ashwagandha is considered to be a restoring herb that can help combat many health-related issues such as hormonal imbalance, adrenal exhaustion and can help improve the bodies defense against disease. Also, you can use it as a sexual tonic to help increase your libido and sex drive. Some researchers even think it’s the most potent aphrodisiac out there.
This simple ashwagandha warm milk potion is one of my favorites and the recipe has been passed down to me from my mother. When making this recipe I prefer to use Sun Potions Organic Ashwagandha powder. They are organic, wildcrafted and delivers a great taste.
You can also choose to use cow’s milk or a nut milk to make this potion but I prefer to use almond milk since I’m dairy free. So, here’s my mom’s recipe below. Drink up and I wish you many delicious sleeps!
- 1 cup Almond milk or milk of your choiceA
- 1 tsp Sun Potion Ashwagandha organic powder
- 1 cinnamon stick or a sprinkle of cinnamon powder
- 3-4 cardamom pods
- 1 sprinkle of nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon honey ( 2 if you like it sweeter)
- 1 tablespoon rosewater or rose petals crushed
- Heat the milk in a small saucepan with the cinnamon stick, cardamom pods, nutmeg and ashwagandha powder.
- When the milk starts to boil, turn off the heat and cover with a lid. Allowing the milk to infuse for about 10 minutes.
- Next, strain the milk to remove the whole spices, then return to the stove and turn the heat to low.
- Finally, add the honey and stir until it is dissolved.
- Remove from the heat and add the rose water.