These Two Bedtime Drink Recipes Will Help You Get Some Good Zzzzzz

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According to traditional Chinese medicine, mulberry juice can help you sleep. (Image: Jean Big Cat via Compfight cc)

If you find yourself restless and hard to fall asleep or as someone suffering from insomnia, give these traditional Chinese soupy drink a try, it can aid for a good sleep.

Yes, it looks like a soup recipe, but you can use it as a drink before bedtime. It’s not chunky, but very smooth, warm, and comforting, like a lullaby in a cup!

1. Soup Recipe for a good sleep

Ingredients: 250g dried lotus seeds, 75g barley, 12g dried licorice roots (can be purchased from the Chinese herbal shop); 5 seeded jujubes (Chinese); 3g salt

How to Make it:

  1. Rinse barley under running water, then soak in water for 1 hour
  2. Soak jujubes in water till soft
  3. Combine jujubes with barley, licorice roots, jujubes and water, and bring to boil
  4. Add lotus seeds, then simmer till soft
  5. Add salt and flour to taste
  6. Enjoy warm

 

2. Mulberry Juice Recipe

Ingredients:  60gms of fresh mulberries; water

How to Make it:

  1. Add water to mulberries and bring to boil
  2. Simmer for 10 mins
  3. Drink 1hr before bed time

 

With research from Mona.

 

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