Teas are medicinal herbs that have been used throughout history for countless purposes. In Ayurveda, the oldest medicinal system in the world, it is believed that every plant on earth contains some medicinal benefits when properly prepared. Many modern allopathic medicines are also derived from plants. Therefore, using these plants can help provide the calming elixir you need to help support your thriving sleep. We picked our 4 favorites. Try them in combination blend or alone and see the benefits yourself!
- Chamomile: The most popular tea for sleep, chamomile is known for its calming and soothing effects on your mind. This is done through an antioxidant known as apignenin which helps reduce anxiety and promote sleep.
- Valerian root: A root that has been used in both pill and tea form for centuries, valerian helps decrease the time it takes to fall asleep potentially through a calming neurotransmitter called GABA.
- Lemon Balm: A perennial herb that belongs to the mint family, lemon balm, is soothing to your mind by reducing stress and thus promoting sleep also through a GABA mediated mechanism.
- Passionflower: A flower from the Passiflora plant, passionflower is a relaxing elixir that has been studied for its ability to promote sleep. Combined with Valerian root, it has been shown to be even more effective, in some cases as well as prescription sleep aids.
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