In Chinese medicine, people have trusted the power of nature and medicinal plants for many thousands of years. Herbs and plants with healing effects are also becoming increasingly popular in our country and are considered a good alternative to conventional medicine.
Natural sleeping aids
Sleep disorders can manifest themselves in various ways, including difficulties with falling asleep and sleeping through. Body and mind simply cannot relax, you lie restlessly in bed and hope fervently that you will soon fall asleep. Affected people are usually desperate for a solution to fall asleep. However, be cautious when using pharmaceutical sleeping pills. These can be associated with strong side effects and should never be taken without medical advice. Medicinal herbs and plants are considered to be a healthy alternative.
Five popular herbs and their effects
Valerian is probably one of the best known natural sleeping aids. No matter whether as dragée, in form of drops or as tea – the medicinal plant promotes the process of falling asleep. Valerian also has a sleep-promoting effect in combination with other herbs and is therefore particularly suitable as a tea with hops, balm and passion flower.
In addition to valerian, lavender is also considered a good sleeping aid. Lavender oil, used as a bath essence, provides the necessary evening relaxation. Used in herbal pillows, it also has a sleep-promoting effect and ensures gentle dreams. You can make one yourself without much effort. You need about 100 grams of dried lavender flowers and about 50 grams of dried hop flowers; put the flower mixture into a cotton sachet and sew it up well.
Hop blossoms are excellent for making tea. When combined with balm and valerian, hops has a particularly calming effect. Simply add two tablespoons of blossoms to a three-quarter litre of hot water and let it steep for about 10-15 minutes.
Especially stressed people find it difficult to sleep. Balm provides the necessary inner peace. The medicinal plant helps to clear the head. For acute insomnia, it is recommended to brew three tablespoons of balm leaves to make a cup of tea and sweeten with a teaspoon of honey.
Whether you are suffering from stress, mood swings or problems falling asleep, passion flower provides the necessary inner balance. The passion flower works best as a tea. Simply pour hot water over a teaspoon of dried passion flowers and let it steep. The tea promotes sleep and has a calming effect. Caution: passion flowers are not suitable for children.
The natural nightcap
The SAMINA Night Drink too is considered to be a healthy and natural sleeping aid. The Relaxing Drink combines 17 valuable herbal essences with selected vitamins, trace elements, amino acids and minerals. The sour cherry and chokeberry juice combination not only tastes delicious but is also an important source of natural melatonin. The drink is completely free of artificial and chemical ingredients and 100% vegan. For a long-term effect, a course of treatment with SAMINA Night is recommended. The selected ingredients of the Relaxing Drink promote sleep from within and ensure that you fall asleep and sleep through the night in a relaxed manner.