Herbs for Insomnia and Restful Sleep - 40% off
There are natural remedies that can help ease you back into restful and sound sleep – without the side effects of traditional sleep medication. When stress doesn't allow for sleep, or worse, spinning thoughts wake us up in the middle of the night, these are the healing herbs that help us sleep. We hope they help you too!
Valerian (Valeriana officinalis, pictured above) is justly famous for its role in helping sleeplessness and calming anxiety. Its pain-relieving effects are best used where discomfort is due to tension.
Catnip (Nepeta cataria) is a stimulant for cats, of course, but also a wonderful, gentle remedy for soothing colic, insomnia, and menstrual pain. Catnip poultices can be applied to painful swellings in conditions such as toothache, hemorrhoids, and mastitis.
Oat Tops (Avena sativa) are used by herbalists and homeopaths as a nerve tonic, reducing anxiety, calming hyperactivity, and easing withdrawal from nicotine and other substances; as a hormone balancer, treating dysmenorrhea and menopausal symptoms, and an aphrodisiac; and topically, in lotions and bath products, to relieve itchy skin conditions.
Delicious Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans), like many spices and herbs used in cooking, is both strongly anti-inflammatory and great for digestion, calming flatulence, bloating, nausea, and diarrhea. Less well known is Nutmeg’s reputation as “the most specific herb to use for patients who wake up in the middle of the night and cannot fall back asleep”!