From bathing in oil-soaked hay to drinking moon milk before bed, it appears that nothing is off limits with these unique wellness trends.
A warm and creamy drink has long been a remedy for sleep deprivation by relaxing the body with spice-infused milk, but Moon Milk has made what was old, new again.
Made with adaptogens including turmeric, cinnamon, nutmeg and ashwagandha stirred into warm milk, the caffeine-free beverage is an age-old Ayurvedic cure to sleeplessness.
The most important ingredient – which is what really distinguishes it from grandma’s recipe – is ashwagandha. This mighty adaptogen been proven to significantly reduce stress especially when paired with the calming melody of the other rejuvenating spices.
The ancient Indian medicine used for natural healing makes the mix a powerful, yet soothing beverage – a winning formula guaranteed to let you catch quality shut-eye.
Long gone are the days of choosing what duck feather pillow meets your desires, now there are “smart” pillows to sort through too.
The wide variety of smart pillows on the market offer a raft of services you didn’t even know you needed, including tracking your sleep, responding to changes in position and temperature control.
Comfort is met with adjustable memory foam while the inbuilt tracker monitors heart and respiration rates and can be connected to an app so you can watch your sleep movements and learn to create better nightly routines.
With a pillow adhering to sleep mannerisms, you’re bound to wake up refreshed and ready to take on the day.
Boasting twice as much vitamin C as a lemon, yuzu is the golden citrus that boosts immunity and heart health, making it a popular superfood.
The exotic Japanese fruit looks like a lemon but tastes like a combination of orange, mandarin and grapefruit, and it enhances mood, reduces inflammation, treats nausea, prevents acne and protects brain health.
Known for its significantly pungent aroma, the citrus, which is rarely eaten raw, nurtures a range of nutrients including vitamins C and E, copper, calcium, magnesium and potassium.
As well as being consumed in food or a drink, yuzu oils can also be beneficial in reducing inflammation or in skincare products for psoriasis or eczema.
High in antioxidants, chaga mushrooms are a golden wonder for their anti-aging and anti-viral properties.
The Siberian birch tree parasite, which grow on the trees in the northern hemisphere, contain a variety of benefits including slowing the aging process, lowering cholesterol, preventing cancer and lowering blood pressure.
The nutrient-dense fungus boasts calcium, magnesium, vitamin D, zinc, iron and B-complex vitamins to support the immune system.
Indigenous Siberians have been using the superfood, which looks likes lumpy charcoal and ca be consumed in herbals teas, for thousands of years.
The ancient Austrian tradition of hay bathing is gaining traction with wellness aficionados to help with muscle pain and fatigue.
Resting in a combination of fermented alpine hay and healing herbs doused in essential oils may not sounds like a dream, but it helps rejuvenate the immune system and improve circulation.
A method that has been used for more than 200 years, Hay Bathing contains oils and herbs that draw the heat and toxins out of the body, and the soak also relaxes and soothes sore muscles.
Soaking the hay prior to a bath ensures an itch-free experience and this has been predicted to be the next big wellness trend.
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