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5 Herbs to Help You Sleep

5th January 2018

Tea before bed has been a night time ritual for centuries. Steeping nourishing herbs in warm water is a nourishing, natural, and delicious way to prepare your mind and body for rest. 

Some of these natural remedies are still widely used today to help overcome insomnia. Here are five sleepy herbs that just may help you discover a healthier relationship with your pillow. 

1. Lavender

A renowned herb for settling frazzled nerves. The aromatic essential oils in this plant can help reduce difficulty falling asleep and prevent night-time wakening.

Pukka teas to try:

Night Time tea
Love tea


2. Limeflower

A traditional remedy for nightmares and bad dreams.Its calming effect on the nervous system also make it effective in treating a nervous digestion. The perfect, gentle remedy for children.

Pukka teas to try:

Night Time tea

 

3. Valerian

Directly promotes relaxation of the nervous system through enhancement of GABA neurotransmission. It encourages healthy sleeping patterns, ensuring you wake feeling refreshed and ready for the day ahead. 

 

Pukka teas and supplements to try: 

Night Time tea

4. Ashwagandha 

A traditional Ayurvedic remedy shown to improve sleep quality. It tackles core energy levels, enabling the body to adapt and respond to stress in a more energy-efficient way.

5. Oatflower 

Oats are a natural source of tryptophan. Tryptophan helps regulate our body’s natural circadian rhythms and melatonin is synthesised from Tryptophan. It is melatonin that influences you to feel sleepy; its release can be inhibited even by the presence of artificial lights.

Pukka teas to try:

Night Time tea

 

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