- 2/3 cup of hot water or tea base
- 1/3 cup of Almond milk
- 2 teaspoons of Coconut oil
- 1-2 teaspoons of raw cacao powder
- 1 teaspoon of raw honey or stevia (adjust to taste)
- 1/2 teaspoon of Reishi mushroom extract powder
- 1/4 teaspoon of Pearl extract powder (optional for non-vegans)
Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend on high speed for about 20 seconds until frothy.
Sweeten the mixture according to your taste preferences.
Sip, share, and enjoy! May it bring you a restful sleep.
Reishi is renowned as the ultimate herb for combating stress.
Clinical studies have demonstrated that Reishi mushroom aids in promoting sleep and calming the nervous system. In traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine, Reishi was used to alleviate insomnia, enhance sleep quality, and reduce anxiety.
Chinese and Japanese herbalists traditionally relied on Reishi to address insomnia cases due to its sleep-inducing properties. It is believed that the terpenoid compounds found in Reishi help to soothe the nerves and exert a sedative effect that positively influences neurasthenia and insomnia. Furthermore, prolonged use of Reishi has been shown to increase deep sleep, also known as slow-wave sleep.
Pearl powder is widely recognized for its calming and relaxing properties. For thousands of years in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Pearl has been employed to pacify the nervous system, reduce stress, elevate mood, and promote a sense of tranquility and deep sleep.
Pearl acts as an adaptogen, functioning in dual directions to stabilize and balance the body. It provides energy throughout the day while encouraging sleep and serenity during the night.
A study revealed that Pearl has the ability to down-regulate the expression of 5-HT (serotonin blocker) and up-regulate GABA activity in the brain and body.
GABA (Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid) is a neurotransmitter known for its calming effects, as it inhibits impulses between nerve cells in the brain. Low levels of GABA have been associated with anxiety, mood disorders, chronic stress, and pain. On the other hand, increased GABA levels have shown to enhance mood, reduce stress and anxiety, and improve sleep quality.
Pearl has also demonstrated positive effects in alleviating insomnia. Due to its "cold" nature, Pearl helps to diminish excessive "liver heat," which contributes to its ability to calm the mind and central nervous system."