Popping on your Instagram feed and Pinterest page, this trend is everywhere. ‘Moon Milk’ is a lot fancier than your average latte. From aesthetically pleasing flat lays to indigenous home-made recipes, it has captured our feeds completely.
But is Moon Milk worth the hype?
Moon Milk, a warmed-up milk infused with herbs and spices, which has been considered as a miracle worker for helping one sleep soundly. It can be garnished with edible flowers, spices, herbs, or a drizzle of honey. Ideally sipped daily before bedtime, Moon Milk contains a blend of adaptogens and spices to help inspire a blissful night’s rest.
Moon Milk has its roots from Ayurvedic medicine, uses ingredients like turmeric and ashwagandha, a.k.a. Indian ginseng. Curcumin, which is an active ingredient in turmeric, lowers inflammation and creates a sense of calm before bedtime. Ashwagandha has a relaxing effect on the body and mind and helps to drop the stress hormones as well.
Moon milk is similar to another warm milk beverage called ‘masala doodh’, it will make you a little drowsy as it contains sleep-inducing amino acid and you will have a restful night.
The presence of cinnamon in Moon Milk, helps in anti-inflammatory effects due to its antioxidant properties and ginger. People crunch or sprinkle pistachios and almonds on top, which has calcium and potassium and are sleep-promoting nutrients.
In short, if you like the idea of having a warm, calming beverage before bed and you love sipping on colourful, creative concoctions, Moon Milk is the right addition to your night-time ritual.
After a really long time, we finally have an Instagram trend which actually works unlike the others we’ve seen lately.