Herbs or Sleeping Remedies: 10 Remedies to Achieve a Deep Sleep

Discover the 10 best herbal sedatives that will help you sleep well.

Alternative medicine includes the use of plants for various therapeutic purposes, one of the main things in our lives is to be able to relax and sleep better. Known as phytotherapy, this treatment uses the best properties of plants to create natural remedies that can be ingested in many different ways, from drops and capsules, teas and infusions.

Chamomile

One of the best known and used, is chamomile, being the sedative herbs also has the advantage of relieving digestive disorders. To ensure a good night’s sleep, chamomile should be prepared in the form of tea, as follows: use a tablespoon of chamomile leaves for every 230 ml of water, cover the teapot or cup, the infusion time is about 15 minutes – if it is uncovered during the infusion, the tea loses its properties by evaporation and much of its essential soothing oils. Just a warning for those who suffer from seasonal allergies, these can be aggravated by the consumption of chamomile.

Passiflora

Scientific studies have shown that 45 drops of Passiflora extract are as or more effective than several anxiolytics , at the time of falling asleep, also it has been proven that most of the areas of the plant contain beneficial therapeutic properties for the treatment of Anxiety, nervous tension and stress. In addition, it is also medicinal plant as antispasmodic, which is effective in relieving tremors and muscle spasms of nervous origin.

Grass of San Juan

Widely used in the treatment of depression and anxiety, this medicinal plant is considered an antidepressant and sedative, with positive therapeutic properties and widely proven. Without the unwanted side effects of its chemical equivalents, St. John’s wort can be used to treat these conditions, together or separately.

Hop

Interestingly, this medicinal plant is used together with yeast, barley and beer malt, giving it its characteristic bitter taste. In its purest state, it is suitable for cases of insomnia and stress, being used as a sedative, but retains its bitter taste, so it is advisable to take small amounts. This herb should not be taken in conjunction with chemical sedatives, since the effect of both is altered.

Valerian

Known to be one of the most effective sedative medicinal plants and, therefore, to be stronger should be used with caution because it can cause drowsiness during the day. In addition to being effective against insomnia and anxiety, valerian also brings relief to those who suffer from chronic pain.

Eschscholzia californica

A medicinal plant of the Papaveraceae family, is native to North America, parts of the plant such as flowers and leaves in addition to other parts have effective sedative characteristics, but not only is it used to treat sleeping abnormalities this herb is also suitable for the treatment of pain, cramps, muscle and nervous spasms.

Lavender

With a gentle fragrance, lavender has one of the best known herbal sedative effects, being a very powerful natural relaxant with diverse applications – from infusions and foods, to the use through aromatherapy.

Scutellaria

A genus of the family Lamiaceae, this medicinal plant with bitter and refreshing taste, is commonly used for those who have sleep disorders, suffer from nerves, fears, hyperactivity and lack of concentration. In addition to its sedative and soothing effects, Scutellaria is also effective in reducing blood pressure .

Ashwaganda

Scientifically called Withania somnifera, this medicinal plant is appreciated by many people due to its effectiveness and versatility. In addition to functioning as a sedative during the night, it is suitable to be well tolerated during the day in a gentle way, and especially helps in times of great stress or tension.

Balm

Lemon balm, Melissa officinalis – different names for the same medicinal plant, known for its sedative and tranquilizing effects. Recommended at night to combat insomnia and other sleep disorders, it is still well tolerated during the day and can be taken at times of increased anxiety or nerves.