A mix of vanilla, cinnamon and honey can help with your insomnia and has great benefits for your entire health. Not to mention that it is extremely delicious.
Here are the amazing benefits it has on your health.
Vanilla – the plant originates in South America, the Caribbean and Mexico. The natives were well aware of the numerous qualities this plant has and when the Europeans came, they found out how vanilla could be used in medicine, beverages and food.
For many years, this plant was used for healing wounds, treating mild anxiety and legends say that it is an aphrodisiac for men, but it also helpful in losing weight.
Due to the amount of antioxidants in the plant, vanillin and vanillic acid, this plant protects your body from damaging compounds, toxins and free radicals.
Some studies have also found that vanillin can lower cholesterol and also has anti-inflammatory properties.
Honey – it has health benefits such as treating infections, skin problems and emotional stress due to its anti-bacterial properties. At the same time, you can put raw honey in your bath water to help soften and moisturize your skin. Although it is sweet, honey can help you lose weight.
Additionally, you can use honey for one of the following things:
- Helpful for chest infections and coughing
- Treatment for acne
- Treats stomach ulcers
- Treats the flu or colds
Cinnamon – in ancient times, this plant was used to treat sore throats, cough and arthritis.
Cinnamon treats yeast infections even when the infection is resistant to medication. For quick results, the most indicated method is using cinnamon oil. At the same time, cinnamon makes the body more responsive to insulin, controlling diabetes. Cinnamon oil has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties, being a great natural remedy to disinfect the stuff around your house. Make sure you dilute the oil in some water before using it. In addition, cinnamon turned out to be a very powerful antioxidant.
Cinnamon can also be used for:
- Digestive issues
- Pain relief
- Weight loss
- Blood clotting issues
Milk – it’s known to help people sleep better, by calming and relaxing their nerves. It is not something that your parents used to say in order to make you drink milk. Studies have shown that milk actually helps with this due to tryptophan, an amino acid that turns into serotonin. Studies in 2013 showed that this amino acid might meet an obstacle while trying to turn into serotonin and that is the protein in milk. Therefore, it must be mixed with other ingredients low in protein and lots of carbohydrates.
How to make the beverage:
In order to prepare this drink, you will need:
- 1 teaspoon of honey
- ½ teaspoon of natural vanilla extract
- 1 cup of milk (almond milk works fine as well)
- ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon
Your first step is to put the vanilla extract, cinnamon, milk and honey into a small skillet and warm them at low temperature. Stir in it every now and then. Then, all you need to do is pour it into a cup or glass and drink it.