You probably know that sleepless nights can be quite frustrating if you have ever experienced them. Nevertheless, insomnia is present since forever and there are various natural remedies which are based on herbs and which will help you fall asleep.
I know of three very potent natural remedies. They are:
-Hops and Valerian Tincture
-Herbal Pain Relief and Sleep Capsules
-Herbal Bedtime Tea
The number of Americans without health insurance is growing and prescribed medications are becoming more and more expensive, and also these medications come with dangerous side-effects.
The Sedative Herbs work in This Way
Philip Fritchey, author of Practical Herbalism: Ordinary Plants with Extraordinary Powers, says that sedative herbs have the herbal action of Nervines, which are herbs that stimulate the nervous system health. These herbs regulate the nerve response and they relieve pain.
He adds that our nervous system is the main pathway of communication in the body. Anxiety, stress, poor nutrition, fatigue, and disordered lifestyles all influence our system’s integrity.
Nevertheless, we are all aware that adaptogenic herbs increase the resilience and resistance to stress and they help the body to prevent functional collapse. They can:
-Enable you to fall asleep fast
-Improve your sleep’s quality
-They are safer and cheaper that the prescription pills
-Reduce anxiety, relieve stress, eliminate toxins and calm the mind
-You wake up feeling rested and refreshed
Sleeping remedies which are liquid can be inconvenient on some occasions, so the following recipe is for a capsule.
You will need:
“00” vegetable or gelatin capsules
The capsule machine (not essential)
Buy herbs which are wild-crafted or organically-grown.
-2 parts powdered skullcap
-2 parts powdered valerian root
-1 part powdered oatstraw
-1 part powdered lemon balm
-½ part powdered rhodiola root
-1 part powdered passion flower
-¼ part powdered hop flowers
Note: measure the parts by volume and not by weight
1.Combine all of the ingredients together in a non-reactive bowl.
2.With the help of the Capsule Machine, fill up as many capsules as you think will be necessary for your family for the following year. If you do not have this type of a machine, just fill the capsules yourself.
3.Put the capsules in a glass mason jar and fasten the lid. Put is somewhere dark, cold and dry.
Acute pain: 1 to 2 capsules every 2 hours. Do not take more than 8 capsules.
Chronic pain: 2 or 3 capsules 2 or 3 times on a daily basis. Do not take more than 6 capsules.
For sleep: 2 to 4 capsules half an hour prior to going to bed.
You can purchase the ingredient at the:
-The Bulk Herb Store
-The Starwest Botanicals