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Do you have trouble falling asleep? Nature might have the answer for you. There are a few herbs that are often incorporated in teas that just might be the ticket to a good night’s rest.
Chamomile: Traditionally, chamomile tea has been used to treat insomnia because of its calming effects. It’s believed that this herb can be used as a mild tranquilizer, inducing sleep, based on the flavonoid apigenin. This compound binds to benzodiazepine receptors in the brain, yielding hypnotic and sedative effects.
Lavender: According to a study published in February 2006 in “Taehan Kanho Hakhoe Chi” by Keukdong College, Korea, the aroma of lavender relieved depression and insomnia in female college students. The study involved 42 female college participants who were reported to be suffering from insomnia. Drinking lavender tea releases the fragrances which may help relieve sleep disorders.
Jasmine Flowers: Do not confuse this with jasmine tea, which is a green tea with jasmine accents. Jasmine flower tea is crafted from pure, organic jasmine petals. Not only does it offer the sweet and soft fragrance that jasmine is famous for, but its flavor is smooth, floral and light, similar to a rose tea. With a pleasing flavor and naturally caffeine-free, drinking jasmine flower tea is a great way to curl up and fall asleep.