It is recommend that you get between
six to eight hours of sleep every night.
So when you have insomnia,
it can really take a toll on your personal
and professional life.
Prolonged bouts of insomnia will
cause your physical and mental health to suffer, leading to sleep deprivation behavior, which can be dangerous.
These are just a few herbs that can help you with this ailment.
Many herbs have a sedative quality to them,
which helps relax your mind and body. As a result,
you end up with a good night’s sleep.
One of these helpful plants is lemon balm. If you look closely at the leaves,
you’ll see how they resemble the leaves if the mint plant.
This is because lemon balm is in the same family of plants as the mint.
It can be taken as a tea.
Another is actually labeled as a weed, it is evening primrose,
also commonly called primrose, and effective in treating insomnia.
The flowers of the plant are colorful and quite beautiful.
It’s best to grow this kind of herb with outdoor gardening rather than
indoor gardening because it thrives outdoors.
Another herb that’s well-known to aid in helping to treat insomnia is woodruff.
This herb has small white flowers and is a perennial.
It has a sweet scent and grows best in shade rather
than direct sunlight.
Passionflower is another herb that you can grow that’s used in the
treatment of insomnia. The herb has medicinal properties that are
used to produce calmness and a state of relaxation, which helps
you get some sleep.
Rosemary relieves stress and tension which are the
leading causes of insomnia.
It can be grown indoor or outside and will
grow to some substantial height. So what you might want to do
if you’re into indoor gardening is to start the plant inside and then
transfer it outside once it gains height.
Some herbs work toward helping you to get a good night’s sleep.
Then there are herbs that you
can use during your waking hours that won’t induce sleepiness,
but build the nervous system, or help you maintain your stress levels. With these
you’ll still be able to go about your day, and then sleep that night.
By creating your own insomnia garden you get both the pleasures of gardening
and the benefits of harvesting and using what you have grown.
(For me in the northern hemisphere, it is a great time to be
planning and preparing for just such a project.)