Chamomile is known to be the tea for a good-night sleep. But would you believe that banana peel can also be brewed for the same purpose? You could brew your banana peel instead of putting it in a trash bin, and you now have an alternative to chamomile tea! (Remember to wash the peels properly before brewing. Use of organic bananas is also recommended by Eliza Savage, RD.)
Bananas are full of nutrients which are responsible for one’s good-night sleep, and it is also rich in potassium and magnesium—which are natural muscle relaxants. It also contains the amino acid tryptophan, which is a precursor to melatonin (a sleep hormone) and to serotonin (a neurotransmitter which contributes to feelings of happiness and well-being).
Just put the banana peels in a sauce pan. Add enough water and make sure that the peels are submerged in it. You may add banana flesh to add more flavor to your brew. Let the water boil then reduce the heat and let the it brew for ten (10) minutes. Remove the banana peels and transfer the tea to your mug. You’re now ready to enjoy your good-night-sleep tea!
So, next time you need to sleep better, try brewing a banana peel tea. Or you may just eat a banana as a dessert or a midnight snack. This is a cheaper alternative to a box of chamomile tea.