Valerian Hot Chocolate for Anxiety

Show: Grow Your Own Drugs

TOTAL TIME: 15 min
Prep: 5 min
Cook: 10 min

YIELD: 3 cups
LEVEL: Easy

INGREDIENTS:

3 tablespoons fresh valerian root
3 3/4 cups full-fat milk
3 tablespoons fresh lemon balm leaves
3 teaspoons fresh lavender flowers
6 leaves and 3 heads from fresh passion flowers
Peel of 1 1/2 oranges
1 3/4 ounces dark chocolate (minimum 50-percent cocoa solids)
Dash vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS:

Chop the top and bottom from the fresh valerian root, and then place in a saucepan with the milk, lemon balm, lavender, passion flowers and orange peel and gently heat for 5 to 10 minutes. Strain.

Pour the infused milk back into the pan, and then add the dark chocolate and vanilla extract and stir until melted. Drink at once.

NOTES:

The content of this program is for entertainment purposes only, and is not intended as medical advice. Always consult a professional healthcare provider before trying any form of therapy or if you have any questions or concerns about a medical condition. The use of natural products can be toxic if misused, and even when suitably used, certain individuals could have adverse reactions.

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