This is the perfect herbal insomnia treatment. It was originally created for a friend after we exhausted all other remedies, and his lack of sleep was effecting his safety at work. This tincture is a very potent remedy, made from the best sleep inducing herbs available. It is non-narcotic, but contains Valerian root which has been rumored to be habit-forming. I have not had that experience with Valerian, but I do know that all sleep aids by nature are “habit-forming” (who DOESN’T enjoy a good sleep!). Either way, be conscious of its effects and responsibly discontinue if you are uncomfortable with how you feel. Try the other sleep remedies I have available including the teas, lotions, and baths.
For insomniacs: Take 1-3 droppersful (1-3ml), diluted in a small amount of tea or water, 3 hours before bedtime. If needed repeat 1 hour before bedtime. Start with a low dose to evaluate tolerance and lasting effect in the morning.
Includes: Organic homegrown Valerian root, Organic homegrown passionflower, Organic wild harvested wild lettuce, organic homegrown Hops, Organic cane grain alcohol.
Medical actions within each plant:
Valerian Root (Valeriana officinalis) – sedative, hypnotic, anti-spasmodic, hypotensive, carminative.
Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata) – sedative, hypnotic, anti-spasmodic.
Wild Lettuce (Lactuca virosa) – sedative, hypnotic.- OPIOD-LIKE plant. MAY test positive on a drug screen.
Hops (Humulus lupulus) – sedative, hypnotic, antiseptic, astringent.
**Not for children, pregnancy, or breastfeeding due to strength of herbs and alcohol content.**
ADDITIONAL HELP: I’m sure you have heard/read all of this before…
Stay away from caffeine after noon (it has a half-life that will last well into the night, even if you don’t notice it)- this includes some herbal tea, iced tea, coffee, energy drinks, & chocolate. Also avoid sugars after 6pm. Take a walk after supper, this speeds digestion and relaxes the mind. Read a book instead of watching tv or using the computer. Use your bed ONLY for sleeping! Take a hot shower/bath with natural aromas (some that work best for relaxing are Lavender, Lemon Grass, and Chamomile-also avoid stimulating aromas). Avoid stress or excitement before bed. Turn off all sound and all lights. Meditate!!