Banana is probably the most popular fruit among healthy eaters. So I’m sure that many of you here obviously think that the title of this article is totally absurd! Boiling a banana? Sounds weird right? But guess what, boiling a banana with its peel on and making a hot cup of banana tea to sip on just before you go to sleep can actually be of use to you if you are someone who has sleep issues.
Yes, sleep issues from mild to severe are very common. Some people even suffer from insomnia, the sleep disorder.
Well, you can say goodbye to all your sleep-related issues by just consuming this super simple homemade banana tea before you go to bed!
Check out the benefits of consuming this tea along with a simple recipe on how to make it, below.
Benefits of Banana Tea:
Find it difficult to fall asleep at night? Well, banana tea can work as the remedy for you and here’s how!
Banana peels contain L-Tryptophan (an amino acid in the body, which gets converted into a brain chemical called serotonin, which is a hormone responsible for mood, sleep and digestion), which is used in the production of two sleep-inducing hormones called serotonin and melatonin (the hormone which controls the body’s sleep cycle).
Bananas also contain the minerals magnesium and a high level of potassium that can help one’s muscles to relax before bedtime, in turn preparing the body for sleep. Both these ingredients are considered as natural muscle relaxants for the body.
So for those who find it hard to sleep or suffer from insomnia, banana tea can be beneficial to you, as it has a vasorelaxant (reduction of tension in the walls of the blood vessels) effect in the body. Banana tea can help ease the nervous system and assist the body in falling into a deep asleep.
How to make this banana tea at home?
Check out this simple boiled banana tea recipe below:
1 glass of water
1 small banana
Pinch of cinnamon powder (optional)
Honey to taste (optional)
Firstly, since the whole banana is going to be used in this recipe, you will require to wash it thoroughly under running water to get rid of all the dirt and impurities.
Secondly, slice off both ends. Make sure to leave the peel on. Then, heat up the glass of water in a vessel, on the stove and place the banana in the water and let it boil, until the water colour begins to change into a slightly brownish shade. This should take around 10 minutes or so. Then turn off the flame and strain out the banana tea into a cup.
For flavoring, add in a pinch of cinnamon powder and honey which is optional. The banana tea is ready to consume.
When should you consume this banana tea?
The best time to consume this banana tea is just an hour before you go to bed at night. Make sure to drink this tea hot or warm.