One question I get asked all the time is 'Can tea help you sleep?'
It seems a great night sleep is elusive for so many of us, so........
Let’s chat about the best herbs that can help you sleep, and the teas you can find them in.
Is there anything more synonymous with relaxation & sleep, than chamomile?
With anti-inflammatory properties and a calming effect on the nervous system, chamomile tea is the ultimate for a little zen, and has been used as a relaxant & nightcap for centuries (it’s earliest recorded use for medicinal purposes is 1550 BC).
Used as long ago as the Middle Ages, lemon Balm is a calming herb that has been used traditionally to reduce anxiety, it has a gentle sedative effect on the nervous system, meaning it may aid in sleep.
The sleep support OG , Lavender has been used traditionally to reduce anxiety, depression, reduce stress & promote restful sleep. Lavender has a gentle sedative effect. It’s widely agreed lavender originated in the Mediterranean, however it is know the Egyptians used perfumes using lavender over 2,500 years ago.
Passionflower boosts GABA, a compound that decreases brain activity allowing for rest. For this reason, it has been popular for supporting sleep, reducing anxiety & restlessness, and to treat insomnia. Passionflower is not recommended for those that are pregnant or breastfeeding.