root (Piper methysticum), a
best herb for anxiety, is approved by Germanys
Commission E for conditions of stress, anxiety-related
insomnia, and restlessness. One of the root most useful
qualities is its ability to calm the mind without
affecting productivity or concentration levels, making it
as helpful in the workplace as in the home.
4) Lemon Balm
Lemon balm leaf
(Melissa officinalis), often called
Melissa sleep aid, is approved by Germanys Commission
E as a sedative for
insomnia cures and as a stomach soother before
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5) Passion Flower
incarnata) is another example of a
non prescription sleep aid that has traditionally
been reported to induce sleep by its simple calming or
quieting influence, and not by any narcotic affect. This
natural sleep aid has been approved by the European
Scientific Co-Operative on Phytotherapy (ESCOP) for
"tenseness, restlessness and irritability with difficulty
in falling asleep". It is also used as a sedative in
nervous disorders, difficulties in sleeping, and anxiety
or restlessness, nervousness and insomnia.
lupulus) is approved by Germanys Commission E as a
sedative to relieve insomnia. It's considered as one of
herbs for relaxation.
The hop bitter acids are antibacterial and antimycotic.
They stimulate the secretion of gastric juices.
spasmolytic effect on the smooth muscle of the intestinal
tract has been reported.
is one of nature's oldest
herbal sleep aids. In addition to promoting calm and
restfulness, chamomile is also used in cases of stomach
irritation. Chamomile is a non addictive
alternative sleep medicine and has no side effects.
A US Pharmacist's report theorized that apigenin, an
active flavonoid in chamomile, may help to promote a good
rest and sleep.
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