That cup of hot milk your grandmother gave you before bed has been shown to deliver special peptides that support health, energy, virility, and natural sleep cycles.1-3
Researchers have found that when milk is taken before bed, the milk’s bio-active peptides support:
- deep healthy sleep1
- restorative sleep1
- relaxation needed for sleep2
- healthy stress response2
- healthy moods
Ancient Recipe Validated by Science
In addition, certain peptides, or proteins, in grandma’s hot milk have been shown to activate the brain’s GABA receptors while normalizing nighttime cortisol levels, which support healthy sleep cycles, mood, and stress.1, 2
Ayurveda’s Golden Moon Milks Build Ojas
According to Ayurveda, chronic or excessive stress depletes a precious substance in the body called ojas. Ojas means vigor or vitality and is said to support healthy sleep, vitality, and virility cycles.
In Ayurveda, there are certain foods and herbs that build ojas, and it all starts with milk. I realize milk is controversial and many have trouble digesting it, but most healthy grocery stores sell organic, non-homogenized, vat-pasteurized (at a low-temperature) milk. Milk alternatives such as almond, coconut, cashew, and oat are also ojas-enhancers according to Ayurveda.
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The recipes for both Golden Milk and Moon Milk are based on adding specific herbs to a time-tested ojas-building milk recipe, which uses our Ojas Nightly Tonic.
Golden Milk & Moon Milk Recipes
Simple Ojas Nightly Tonic
To 1 cup milk, add 1.5 tsp of Ojas Nightly Tonic or make your own mix:
- Chopped dates (1 tbsp)
- Chopped almonds (2 tsp)
- Coconut meat or flakes (1 tbsp)
- Saffron (1/2 tsp)
- Ghee (1-2 tsp)
- Cardamom (1/8 tsp)
Golden Milk for Detox & Immunity
The golden turmeric supports healthy skin, liver function, immunity, and intestinal health, plus makes an even more beautiful drink.4
Moon Milk for Stress & Cycles
To make Moon Milk, mix 1.5 tsp Ojas Nightly Tonic + 1 tsp each of ojas-building herbs ashwagandha (“Strength of Ten Horses,” sometimes spelled ashwaganda) and shatavari (“Strength of 100 Husbands,” sometimes spelled shatawari) to your hot milk.
Ashwagandha may be one of the herbal kingdom’s most well-studied adaptogens for stress and is a known reproductive, endurance, and immune-boosting tonic.5, 6
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Shatavari is a classic ojas-building herb used to support reproductive function and libido for both men and women.8-10 Since reproduction is energetically governed by the moon in Ayurveda, adding shatavari and ashwagandha to the classic ojas recipe is the traditional Ayurvedic Moon Milk.
Golden Moon Milk for Everything
To make Golden Moon Milk, mix 1.5 tsp Ojas Nightly Tonic + 1 tsp each turmeric, shatavari, and ashwagandha to your hot milk.
How can you go wrong?
Optional for all recipes: Once the milk, herbs, and ojas-building foods and spices are cooked and off the flame, add 1 tsp of ojas-building raw honey.
Drink one cup of your milk of choice each morning and night for 3 months to rebuild ojas levels and support healthy sleep, energy, and virility cycles.
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