Lavender & Damiana Drinking Chocolate

Lavender & Damiana Drinking Chocolate

Recipe by Mère SouveraineDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

5

minutes
Calories

323

kcal

What You Need

Instructions

  • In a medium saucepan, heat milk and damiana on low until hot, be careful not to boil. Remove from heat, cover, and let sit for 5 minutes.
  • Strain out the damiana and return milk to pot, and heat on low.
  • Add chocolate, honey, orange zest, and vanilla to the milk and heat until blended and smooth.
  • Serve in your favorite mugs, add a few splashes of lavender water and a generous dollop of rose water whipped cream.

Notes

  • Caution: Possible side effects of Damiana (Turnera diffusa, Turnera aphrodisiaca): Insomnia (excessive doses), Headache (excessive doses), Convulsions (reported after taking 200 grams of damiana extract), lowered blood sugar – for this reason, it should be taken with caution in people with diabetes who take insulin or other blood-sugar–lowering drugs. Damiana should not be taken in the two weeks prior to surgery. The safety of damiana has not been established in those who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

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