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SAUCEPAN CAPOMO - AN INSOMNIACS NIGHTCAP

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L-tryptophan present in both Capomo and cow's milk, may offer peace to sleepless nights, by activating the brain chemistry responsible for regulation of circadian rhythm - namely, serotonin and melatonin. As we will explore, a spoonful of honey or sugar may be integral in this chemical reaction and response. Note: we have yet to be told that Capomo causes drowsiness, so while this is a gentle method for encouraging sleep, Capomo remains a non-sedating beverage for day time enjoyment.

Tattva's Herbs favorite Capomo preparation is the Saucepan Method. A ratio of 2 to 3 heaping teaspoons to 1 1/2 cups of water on the stovetop at a low simmer, for 10 to 15 minutes, yields a full-flavored Capomo brew. I stay beside my pan ready to reduce heat as needed, as Capomo can come to a boil quickly. Capomo enjoys her extended time in the saucepan, unfolding her wings of flavor, building layer upon layer of pillowy cacao notes, mahogany brown as puppy dog eyes. Subtle spicy aromatics fill the air and prepare the senses for relaxation. Remove from heat and strain into your favorite cup, add milk - used as a remedy for sleeplessness for centuries - and sweetener to taste.


L-tryptophan, also present to a small degree in milk, is a precursor to serotonin, which the pineal gland then converts to melatonin, the hormone responsible for regulating circadian rhythm. It is postulated that increased carbohydrate consumption along side l-tryptophan increases it's ability to cross the blood brain barrier, thus, I encourage a healthy spoonful of honey or sugar, if such sweet treats are allowed in your evening calorie count.

May your sleep be sweet and deep.


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