Herbs

Top 7 Herbal Sleep Aids

Kava Kava (Piper Methysticum)
Kava Kava (Piper Methysticum)

This herb is popular throughout the United States and is used as natural sleep aid. It gives you a calm feeling and relaxes your body. It enhances dreaming as well and this herb is usually recommended for chronic fatigue. This herb should not be used on a long term basis it can damage the liver.

Valerian (Valerina Officinalis)
Valerian (Valerina Officinalis)

This is another effective herb used for the treatment of sleeping disorders. It eases tired muscles, relieves nervous tension, anxiety and it is given for occasional restlessness. It works as a combination herb with other herbs. It can also reduce headaches, nausea, weakened heartbeat and dizziness as well. This herb must not be combined with other pharmaceutical medicines.

Chamomile (Matricaria Recutita)
Chamomile (Matricaria Recutita)

This herb has been used from centuries and is a gentle herb. It is often taken in the form of tea. It aids in sleep and relieves restlessness. It also has a positive effect on the digestive system. Some of the active ingredients of this herb are falconoid and apigenin. Due to its mild and soothing effects it aids in sleep.

Passsion Flower (Passiflora Incarnata)
Passsion Flower (Passiflora Incarnata)

It is a sedative and a calming drug. This herb induces sleep in case of sleeplessness. It relaxes your mind and body and gives you a restful sleep. This can be taken in tea, capsules or tincture form.

California poppy (Eschscholzia Californica)
California poppy (Eschscholzia Californica)

This is another natural herb for insomnia remedy. It is sold throughout the United Stated even today. This promotes natural sleep and eases mild anxiety and relaxes the whole body.

Skullcap (Scutellaria Lateriflora)
Skullcap (Scutellaria Lateriflora)

This was used traditionally to treat restless leg syndrome. Some of the other functions are that it renews the central nervous system and relieves the tension of the nerves.

Hops (Humulus Lupulus)
Hops (Humulus Lupulus)

This herb is the common flavoring for beer and it also has sedative and calming effects. It is also used as a tonic for the nerves and helps reduce pain as well. One important thing is that this herb should be avoided by people suffering from depression as it has depressant effects.

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