What are Natural Herbs for Sleep You Can Use?

What are Natural Herbs for Sleep

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Personally, I’ve always had issues with sleep.  I’m not to sure how you feel about it, but medications are not always the answer.  I’ve tried many different ones and they don’t always help.  Either they work to good and knock me on my butt, or I only sleep a little while after taking until one o’clock in the morning to actually get there.  They don’t work for me or my time frame of chasing a 3-yr-old little boy that is into EVERYTHING!  I have researched so much that I finally figured out, a while back, that natural herbs for sleep work the best for me.

natural herbs for sleep

Here are just a few of the ones that I found in research:

  • St. John’s Wart:  This has been widely known for many more people than most.  It also has more benefits to it than a lot of the others that I’ve came across.  It not only helps with sleep and anxiety but other symptoms for depression, healing of wounds.  It can possibly cause skin irritations from the sun.  (I’m allergic to the sun so this has to be one that I am not to worried about personally.)
  • Valerian: Herbal practitioners have used the roots of this plant for many years.  It’s to help with sleep and anxiety to promote relaxation.  It helps you to drift off to sleep faster and very soundly.  I do suggest that you don’t drink this until you are ready to climb into bed.
  • Chamomile tea: I’ve used this many times and many different brands.  The one that I’ve found that helps me the most of all of them is Turmeric Force Nighttime.  Keep in mind that Turmeric is also use to help with infections.  I’ll save this for another post in the future.
  • Kava: Kava is mostly used by Pacific Islanders.  They use it for mostly relaxation.  Research has shown many benefits for this due to the relaxation that it helps with.  It is certainly NOT suggested for long-term use as it can cause damage to your liver.  I do not want that happening to anyone.  With that said, that was just in the research… I’ve personally never used that method.
  • Passion Flower:  NOTE:  Just because it has the word “Passion” in the name, doesn’t mean that is what it is used for.   Now that it’s off the table about the name, let us get on to the benefits for this herb.  It is a mild sedative and tastes wonderful!  It helps with drifting off to sleep.  The tea is done by letting this sit in hot water for approximately 10 minutes.  If you must, don’t use sugar, use honey.
  • California Poppy:  This has bright orange petals on it.  Just take them and (as the Passion Flower) let them sit in hot water for about a good 10 minutes.  Do not use sugar as it will counteract the effects of it.  Use honey instead.

Personally, I would rather use herbs to get to sleep as a pill from the doctor.  I’ve heard many bad things about it and again, they knock me on my butt.  I can’t do that with the children and especially with homeschooling them.  If you have any other herbs that I have missed, please email me to where I can update this.  I would love to add them to this list in the future.  Here is my personal email: lavonnia1978@gmail.com.  Use the subject line of: Blog post about herbs.

Note: I am not a physician and am not here to diagnose or tell you that this is what you should do.  These are only suggestions. 

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