Insomnia

Herbs for Insomnia

Valerian
Valerian

A herb native to Europe, North America, and Asia, valeria is used to treat restlessness, anxiety and stress. It also creates a calming effect on the nervous system and the body. It is recommended to those who have a hard time to sleep as it reduces sleep latency and reduces night time waking.

Chamomile
Chamomile

Commonly used as a tea from the flowers of the plant, chamomile is known to aid sleep and relieve anxiety and tension. Because of the presence of a flavonoid chrysin and glycine, it helps in restoring a healthy nervous system.

Passion Flower
Passion Flower

Passion flower has been used since ancient times for its sedative nature and its pain relieving ability. It is known for its non-addictive nature and ability to be used in large amounts without too many side effects.

 

California Poppy
California Poppy

All the parts above the soil of California poppy plant have medicinal uses. It is majorly effective for calming down the nervous system, thereby causing sleep and reducing anxiety. It can be given in any doses and is child friendly.

Hops
Hops

Used as a tincture of tea, the herb is a fast acting sedative. However this herb tends to loose its potency on storing for long durations or exposure to sunlight.

Mulungu
Mulungu

Mulungu is an Amazon herb and has proved to be the most effective in reducing anxiety which is the cause for insomnia in most cases. In addition to that, it was found to be bactericidal and had beneficial effects on liver.

Graviola
Graviola

Another herb from the Amazon, it has sedative, antispasmodic and hypotensive properties. Leaves, bark, roots and seeds of the plant are all medicinal. Larger doses of the drug however could cause nausea and vomiting.

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