Sleep is one of the most deeply healing and revitalizing experiences known. When we can get enough restful sleep each night, the entire world looks brighter. Insomnia is a lack of healthful, restful sleep and is a common problem. This herbal blend contains many herbs that have a long tradition for been used to help promote a restful night’s sleep.
Below are some of the traditional uses by herbalist’s of the herbs in this blend:
Chamomile: Chamomile is a time-honoured sedative herb which can be safely used by children and adults alike. Chamomile tea is commonly used in Europe, South America, and Mexico for insomnia and restlessness combined with irritability, particularly in children.
Lavender: Lavender is a gentle strengthening tonic for the nervous system. Lavender tea can help to ease your body, mind, and help you fall asleep. A few drops of lavender oil added to a bath before bedtime is recommended for persons with sleep disorders. Additionally, the oil may be used as a compress or massage oil or simply inhaled to alleviate insomnia.
Passion flower: Herbalists consider passion flower an important herb for insomnia caused by mental worry, overwork, or nervous exhaustion. Passion flower is used for minor sleep problems in both children and adults. It is an excellent sedative with no side effects even when used in large doses.
Valerian: Herbalists use valerian extensively for its sedative action against insomnia, nervousness, and restlessness. It is recommended for those types of people who have a hard time falling asleep, because it shortens sleep latency. It also reduces night-time waking. Valerian is an excellent herbal sedative that has none of the negative side effects.
Lemon Balm: Lemon Balm is actually a very powerful tea for insomniacs. This tea helps to reduce stress, indigestion, anxiety, enhance sleep. Lemon balm is a standard herb for insomnia and when it is combined with other herbs such as Chamomile and Valerian, it can give off better sleep inducing properties.
Hibiscus: Locals from Iran drink hibiscus tea as a traditional aid for occasional restlessness and difficulty in sleeping.
Best time to make this herbal tea is about 1 hour before going to bed. Make the tea, let it brew for a while, then sit back, relax and enjoy it!!
Directions for use
• Use 1tsp of herbs per cup of boiling water (approx. 2g) Always add the hot water to the herbs, never boil the herbs.
• Infuse for 5-15 min (The longer the brew the stronger the tea)
• Can be re-infuse up to 1 time (This brew will be a little weaker)
• Makes up to 25 standard cups of tea