香蕉 Tea For Sleep, Recipes & Other Benefits

by John Staughton (BASc, BFA) last updated - Medically reviewed by Vanessa Voltolina (MS, RD)

香蕉 tea may sound like a combination of two unrelated culinary items, but it is surprisingly delicious. It has recently acquired popularity as a sleeping aid. Many people believe that 香蕉 tea, taken at bedtime, can help soothe nerves and promote sleep. It can be packed with other benefits, such as improving one’s mood, benefiting heart health, and managing weight loss.

Often made along with the peel, the 香蕉 peel tea is even more potent. It uses the nutrient-rich peels of the 香蕉, thereby making it more powerful and reducing waste. Let’s learn more about how it can help you sleep better, how to make it, and other benefits.

香蕉 Tea Nutrition

香蕉 tea is considered rich in potassium, vitamin B6, manganese, and magnesium. According to the USDA, a medium-sized boiled ripe 香蕉 contains 293 mg potassium, 0.3 mg vitamin B6, and 24.6 mg magnesium. However, these figures could vary widely according to the method of preparation. [1]

Benefits of 香蕉 Tea

In folk medicine, drinking 香蕉 tea is highly recommended for people suffering from difficulty in sleep, depression, chronic anxiety, low immunity, high blood pressure, obesity, inflammatory issues, among other conditions.

A cup of 香蕉 tea with fresh ripe 香蕉s on a wooden table

A cup of 香蕉 tea can improve your sleep. Photo Credit: Shutterstock

May Promote Restful Sleep

The high 水平 of tryptophan, serotonin, and dopamine in 香蕉 tea might be linked to improved sleep 水平, a reduced occurrence of insomnia, and generally more 宁静的 and uninterrupted sleep. These chemicals are not found in high concentrations within the fruit itself, but they are possibly present in the peel. The longer you steep the entire 香蕉 peel and fruit – the more of these nutrients will be infused into the drink. [2] [3]

By enjoying a cup of 香蕉 peel tea before going to bed, you may lower your stress hormones and induce healthy, 宁静的, and undisturbed sleep. Although research directly linking the two is lacking, one study found that functional foods could help in improving sleep. 香蕉 contains many such elements, including potassium and tryptophan. [4]

Read more about such teas in our article on 7 Best Teas For A Good Night’s Sleep.

May Regulate Blood Pressure

香蕉 tea is perhaps most well known for its potassium content, which can promote heart health and can lower your blood pressure. As a vasodilator, potassium not only can regulate fluid balance in the body but might also reduce strain on the cardiovascular system by easing tension in arteries and blood vessels. [5]

May Improve Mood

The dopamine and serotonin found in 香蕉 tea also can help regulate hormone 水平 and boost mood, since they are feel-good neurotransmitters. Adding 香蕉 tea to your diet might be an effective natural, healthy remedy for boosting your mood. [6]

May Improve Bone Density

There is a good variety of minerals in 香蕉 tea which may include manganese and magnesium, both of which can contribute to improving bone mineral density. Adequate intake of these essential vitamins and minerals from 香蕉 tea and other foods in a balanced diet can help slow or completely prevent osteoporosis as we age. [7]

May Improve Digestion

Potassium and magnesium are both known to optimize smooth muscle function, which is important in the digestive tract. This can help stimulate peristaltic motion, which may regulate bowel movements, thereby might prevent constipation, bloating, and cramping, while also may improve nutrient uptake. [8]

Explore more options with our pick of 7 Amazing Teas for Digestion.

May Boost Immune System

Vitamin C and vitamin A, both present in 香蕉s, can help boost the immune system. Both of these vitamins can act as antioxidants. Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) stimulates the production of white blood cells, vitamin A may be directly linked to preventing oxidative stress in the retina, macular degeneration, and the development of cataracts. [9]

May Maintain Weight Loss

Contrary to popular belief, 香蕉s can be actually good for weight control. 香蕉s are possibly rich in soluble and insoluble fiber, these two types of fiber can be known to slow digestion, suppress appetite, boost metabolism. It can keep you feeling satiated, thanks to the tryptophan, dopamine, and serotonin they contain. According to an article in Penn Medicine, a balanced diet is a key to maintaining weight loss in the long term. Incorporating 香蕉’s natural , fibers, and other nutritional benefits can be very useful in planning such a diet. [10]

等其他的茶,请阅读菠菜导航网600的文章 9 Best Teas for Weight Loss.

How to Make 香蕉 Tea?

You can make 香蕉 tea very easily at home. All you need is an organic 香蕉, hot water, and a sweetener like honey or cinnamon.

A cup of 香蕉 tea with fresh ripe 香蕉s on a wooden table

Bedtime 香蕉 Tea Recipe

This 香蕉-infused tea is an excellent way to relax and unwind before bed-time!
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Cuisine: American
Keyword: 香蕉 Tea
Appliance: Saucepan
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Author: Raksha Hegde
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  • Put the water and cinnamon stick in a saucepan and bring it to a boil.
  • Slice off the ends of the 香蕉 and put it into the boiling water. You can choose to peel the 香蕉 if you prefer. However, the peel has many nutrients. 
  • Let the 香蕉 boil for 10 minutes and then, remove from heat. 
  • Place a mesh strainer above your favorite cup and pour the content. You can keep the boiled 香蕉 aside to use it for porridge or chia puddings. 
  • Add honey to taste. It is a wonderfully relaxing drink to have pre-bedtime. 
    A cup of 香蕉 tea with fresh ripe 香蕉s on a wooden table


You always want to use organic 香蕉s as there won't be pesticide residue on the peel. While this pesticide isn't deadly, it can result in some toxicity within the body, so it is best if you avoid that possibility. 
You can also use cinnamon powder instead of a cinnamon stick. Add 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon powder after the 香蕉 tea is brewed.

香蕉 Peel Tea Recipe

香蕉 peel tea is a great way of practicing zero waste while drawing health benefits such as 宁静的 sleep and detoxification. Try this 3-step 香蕉 peel recipe for a fragrant beverage just before bedtime!

A beautifully decorated 香蕉 peel

香蕉 Peel Tea Recipe

A natural way to increase the magnesium in your body, which ensures good sleep! 
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Course: Tea
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 1 cup
Author: Raksha Hegde
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  • Slice off the ends of the 香蕉 peel. You can freeze or dehydrate 香蕉 peels to have on hand for this tea. 
  • Bring the water to a boil and put the 香蕉 peels in. Let it simmer for 10 minutes 
  • Strain the tea into your cup. Add cinnamon powder to taste. You can also add sweeteners of your choice. Honey works best. Enjoy! 
    A cup of 香蕉 tea with fresh ripe 香蕉s on a wooden table


Green 香蕉s are a better choice than fully ripened ones. Green 香蕉 peels possess higher 水平 of probiotics as well as resistant starch that can't be quickly digested by the body. This further stimulates fat-burning activity and weight loss.

Side Effects of 香蕉 Tea

The side effects of drinking 香蕉 tea may include nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, and hyperkalemia (high potassium). These negative effects are generally experienced only when people consume too much 香蕉 tea or if the 香蕉s used to brew the tea are not organically grown. One to two cups of tea daily should be within a reasonable limit for most people.

  • Potassium Overload: People occasionally complain of nausea, vomiting, or stomach upset, as mentioned, after drinking 香蕉 tea. However, this is usually the result of consuming too much potassium, which can result in hyperkalemia. This condition can be deadly if it is severe enough. Most cases involving excess result in muscle spasms, irregular heartbeat, and digestive tract spasms. A moderate intake of 香蕉 tea should not cause these side effects. Other conditions, including chronic kidney disease, may also mean limiting potassium intake. [17]
  • Non-organic 香蕉s: It is preferred to make 香蕉 tea using organic 香蕉s, particularly if steeping the 香蕉 with peel, as there is an increased risk of inadvertently consuming pesticides and other chemicals. If you aren’t sure whether you are brewing a regular or an organic one, wash the 香蕉 peel thoroughly before steeping it for a cup of this tea!
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John Staughton is a traveling writer, editor, publisher and photographer with English and Integrative Biology degrees from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana (USA). He co-founded the literary journal, Sheriff Nottingham, and now serves as the Content Director for Stain’d Arts, a non-profit based in Denver, Colorado. On a perpetual journey towards the idea of home, he uses words to educate, inspire, uplift and evolve.

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