Ingredients

Valerian Root

Valerian Root

Valerian Root

Traditionally used for centuries as a relaxation and sleep aid

Latin name: Valeriana officinalis

Why we love it: Valerian was always a must-have for Nightcap. A heavyweight in the world of traditional relaxation tonics, this super-chilled plant puts everyone at ease.

Function: Relaxes and de-stresses

Flavour: Pungent, fresh and caramel

Actives: Valerenic acid, iridoids
Valerian Root
Melon Hüll Hops

Melon Hüll Hops

Melon Hüll Hops

A modern variant of a calming plant used for thousands of years

Latin name: Humulus lupulus

Why we love it: Melon Hüll hops were bred just a decade ago in Germany. Part of the cannabis family, the hops have a great, resinous bitter flavour that gives beer its fruity flavours and moreish quality.

Function: Promoting calm and relaxation and anxiety reduction

Flavour: Bright, bittersweet

Actives: Multiple terpenes
Melon Hüll Hops
Lemon Balm

Lemon Balm

Lemon Balm

Chilled-out, aromatic herb

Why we love it?: Used in perfumes and calming remedies, the fragrance soothes and the oils provide several compounds known to aid relaxation.

Function: Reduces anxiety and provides calm

Flavour: Gentle, warming citrus aroma

Actives: Rosemarinic acid, caffeic acids, chlorogenic acid, metrilic acid, flavonoids
Lemon Balm
Turmeric

Turmeric

Turmeric

Brightly coloured super-root

Latin name: Curcuma Longa

Why we love it: Turmeric is an unmistakable aromatic that provides relief for the body. We added to Nightcap for its soothing qualities.

Function: Revitalises, fights pain and counteracts imbalance.

Flavour: Fragrant, zesty and rich.

Actives: Curcumin

Turmeric
Ashwaganda

Ashwaganda

Ashwaganda

Powerful Ayurvedic adaptogen

Latin Name: Withania somnifera

Why we love it: A magical adaptogenic panacea, ashwaganda is revered in Ayurveda and makes its way into Nightcap for its powerful function!

Function: Soothes frazzled minds and relieves stress

Flavour: Subtle, bitter and nutty

Actives: Multiple alkaloids, saponins and lactones

Ashwaganda
Birch Water

Birch Water

Birch Water

Rare springtime Scottish tree sap

Latin name: Betula x

Why we love it: We get the best birch water from Loch Ness in Scotland. It’s a wonderful, luxurious ingredient that is extremely rare and adds a unique textural balance of Nightcap. 

Function: Nourishes body with micronutrients and stimulates natural cleansing systems.

Flavour: Fresh, clean and sharp.

Actives: Minerals such as calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium, manganese and phosphorus.

Birch Water
Black Pepper

Black Pepper

Black Pepper

Latin name: Piper Nigrum

Why we love it: This bright spice is loved by chefs the world over. It works synergistically with other ingredients in Nightcap to increase bioavailability and potency, and adds a brilliant mouthfeel.

Function: Increases the bioavailability of other beneficial compounds in our formula.

Flavour: Piquant, spicy and hot

Actives: Piperine

Black Pepper
Sichuan Pepper

Sichuan Pepper

Sichuan Pepper

Sensational spice famous in Sichuan cooking

Latin name: Zanthoxylum piperitum

Why we love it: This brilliant spice famous in Sichuan cooking gives punchy flavour and sensation to Nightcap. Two fun facts… it gives a gentle electric buzz and it’s part of the citrus family rather than pepper. Now you know!

Function: Stimulates circulation and mood-boosting hormones.

Flavour: Tingly, cooling and numbing citrus.

Actives: Sanshool.

Sichuan Pepper
Liquorice Root

Liquorice Root

Liquorice Root

Latin name: Glycyrrhiza glabra

Sweet and soothing root

Function: Soothes the stomach and reduces stress

Why we love it: A great digestion aid for after-dinner slow sipping. Worth noting this tastes nothing like liquorice sweets which are flavoured with other spices.

Function: Soothes gastrointestinal problems and reduces stress.

Flavour: Sweet, woody and complex.

Actives: Glycyrrhizic acid.

Liquorice Root
Maple Syrup

Maple Syrup

Maple Syrup

Lush and indulgent, bringing robust body to Nightcap

Latin name: Acer Saccharum

Why we love it: We use the late season sap for its robust flavour. Rich in minerals and natural sugars, it brings pure indulgence to Nightcap.

Function: Provides antioxidants and nutrients that protect the body from free radicals

Flavour: Sweet, woody and spicy

Actives: Sucrose

Maple Syrup
White Willow

White Willow

White Willow

The original natural source of aspirin.

Latin name: Salix alba

Why we love it: White willow is a medicinal hero widely used in herbal remedies, including aspirin, to soothe body and mind. With a creamy, smooth flavour, it was natural choice for Nightcap.

Function: Reduces aches and pains.

Flavour: Creamy, rich and smooth.

Actives: Salicin

White Willow