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[轉貼] Valerian hot chocolate for anxiety 十二月 19, 2009

Filed under: Roots — Chan Tai-man @ 1:57 下午

[轉貼] BBC Two

Makes 3 cups:
3 tbsp fresh valerian root
3 tbsp fresh lemon balm leaves
3 tsp fresh lavender flowers
6 leaves and 3 heads from fresh passion flowers
Peel of 1 1/2 oranges
900 ml full-fat milk
50 g dark chocolate (minimum 50% cocoa solids)
Dash of vanilla extract

  1. 1. Chop the top and bottom from the fresh valerian root. Add the valerian, lemon balm, lavender, passion flowers, orange peel, and milk to a pan and gently heat for 5-10 minutes. Strain.
  2. 2. Pour the infused milk back into the pan, then add the dark chocolate and vanilla extract and stir until melted. Drink at once.
  3. USE: You can drink up to 3 cups a day for 2 weeks at a time.

    NB. Valerian can cause drowsiness so check with your doctor if you’re taking anti-depressants or sleeping pills.